Category Cooking

Blood orange marmalade — it’s like spring in a jar

You can only make so many batches of blood orange sorbet, or plates of blood orange and arugula salads before you find yourself wondering how to best preserve these wonderful and short-lived fruits for year-round enjoyment. Which brings me to Blood Orange Marmalade.

Marmalade Daze

Ever since I was a kid, I have valued hand-made and homemade gifts. Forget your Macy’s gift cards and your Land’s End slippers, if you want to make me happy, give me something that you have taken the time and effort to make by hand.

Pinterest turns everyone into Martha Stewart

With Pinterest, even the most domestically challenged of us can transform ourselves into the ultimate Domestic Diva. Our fantasies of a Martha Stewart lifestyle, surrounded by chalk painted vintage dressers, mercury glass votives and gorgeous, one-of-a-kind holiday centerpieces are made possible, thanks to the ease of setting up a Pinterest Board.

The Buttermilk Dilemma

For me, cooking is all about improvisation. But baking is tricky (all that pesky chemistry) and it isn’t always possible to substitute ingredients without sacrificing the end product.