Easter Prep

Coloring Easter Eggs and Making Hot Cross Buns…

This is the first time Lucy has decorated eggs.  It was very cute, and very very messy…

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Now we get to the Hot Cross Buns.  I love these, but rarely can you get good ones.  I came across this recipe and had to try it:


The recipe is British so if you want to try it, you will need a food scale.  Otherwise, just to save you a google search, sultanas are raisins.  Maybe you knew that, I certainly didn’t.  But this is a great recipe, the only change I made was making the crosses on the buns from a powdered sugar glaze instead of flour.  I put that on after they had cooled a bit.

Try to eat these guys while they are still warm, but 10 seconds in the microwave works too.  The recipe is quite labor intensive as a warning.  Also this method of making candied citrus peel works fabulous.



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Third Anniversary

Yesterday was our third anniversary.  We had a lovely evening at the Bachelor Farmer.  It was a wonderful restaurant!  I had been wanting to go there for probably a year.  I made reservations three weeks in advance for a Wednesday night, and I still didn’t get my first choice of time.  All that being said, the food was amazing.  The wine was delicious.  The decor is so Minnesota, it is hilarious but still classy.  It isn’t a cheap date, but well worth it.

I am going to try and recreate their beet (yes beet) tartar on Easter.  I will post pictures if it is successful.



Long time no see…

So it has been about a year since I last posted.  I no longer have any readership; however, I am going to try my best to start blogging again.  A lot has changed in the last year.  I am a doctoral student at Luther Seminary in St. Paul.  Lucy is big now.  Seriously, I can’t believe how big she has gotten.

I still love baking, but I have had to cut down on it for a number of reasons: I am in school; eating cakes all the time is not good for one’s figure, the list could go on and on.  I will be back to posting recipes though.  I am on a health kick at the moment, so there will be more meals with lentils and whole grains than ever before!

In addition to recipes, I plan to do book reviews, posts about life as a doctoral student, posts about history, and whatever else I feel like I suppose.

My goal is two posts a week.  Wish me luck!