Category: The Novel Bakers

Spring Tea Sandwiches with Flower and Herb Cheese

Flower and Herb Cheese is easy to make and beautiful with edible flowers and adds a ‘wow’ factor for a tea party, shower or garden club treat! Use cookie cutters to cut out pretty shapes to make these tea sandwiches or assemble them open face with layers of cucumber and radish. It’s been a delicious week with The Novel…

In the Potting Shed: Beatrix Potter’s Gardening Life

I’m joining The Novel Bakers for Beatrix Potter (and Bunny!) Week. Beatrix Potter’s Gardening Life: The Plants and Places That Inspired the Classic Children’s Tales by Marta McDowell  Beatrix Potter’s Gardening Life is the first book to explore the origins of Beatrix Potter’s love of gardening and plants and show how this passion came to be reflected…

Cucumber and Strawberry Salad

I’m joining The Novel Bakers for Beatrix Potter (and Bunny) Week!  Cucumber and Strawberry Salad hopped from the pages of The Beatrix Potter Country Cooking Book.  The Beatrix Potter Country Cooking Book  by Sara Paston-Williams: Inspired by the works of Beatrix Potter and her own love of traditional cookery, it is divided into 11 sections, each containing…

Peter Rabbit’s Carrot Zucchini Muffins

Peter Rabbit’s Carrot-Zucchini Muffins! Inspired by Beatrix Potter The Complete Tales, these muffins are sure to please everybunny with the addition of carrot, zucchini, apple and coconut! I’m joining The Novel Bakers for Beatrix Potter (and Bunny!) Week. I’m embracing my inner 5-year-old with Beatrix Potter The Complete Tales, beautifully reissued and the complete and unabridged…

Zucchini Noodles with Arugula-Pistachio Pesto

I’m sharing a veggie recipe, Zucchini Noodles with Arugula-Pistachio Pesto, in preparation and the return of The Novel Bakers for Beatrix Potter Week  starting Monday, April 7th! I’ve been immersed in the charmed world of Beatrix Potter, filled with flowers and gardens and of course, Peter Rabbit! While this recipe doesn’t have to do anything to do…

Novel Baking: Mulling Spice & Spicy Cider

We had our first snow this week, two inches to give us a nice dusting and for some timely winter atmosphere for Home Made Winter with The Novel Bakers! While snow is frightful lately in the Northeast and Midwest (and more recently in Atlanta), it’s something I look forward to since it’s a rare occurrence is usually here today, gone tomorrow. A…

Novel Baking: Irish Stew with Soda Bread

Irish Beef Stew with Irish Whiskey Soda Bread! A delicious stick-to-your-ribs Irish Stew and soda bread recipe with currants and caraway seed soaked in Irish Whiskey. Perfect for St. Patrick’s Day or cold weather comfort food! I’m joining The Novel Bakers with Home Made Winter. (County Kerry, Ireland, photo by Oof Verschuren, Home Made Winter) Yvette…

Novel Baking: Cardamom Cake with Whole Pears

I’m joining The Novel Bakers with Home Made Winter. I swooned when saw the pear cake on the cover of this cookbook and had to try it. I made this cake twice, the first time was a hot mess.  The recipe is written with European butter in mind and reads: 1 1/2 cups plus 2 tablespoons…

Novel Baking: Welcome Winter Cocktail and 3 Minute Mug Cake!

I’m joining The Novel Bakers with Home Made Winter. You have to love a cookbook that starts out with a welcome cocktail! This is one of several recipes in Home Made Winter by Yvette van Boven that has charming illustrations in lieu of written directions.  No measuring required, just ingredients are all you need to…

Novel Baking: Home Made Winter

I’m joining The Novel Bakers with Home Made Winter. HOME MADE blew readers away with its stunning package, delicious recipes, beautiful photos, step-by-step instruction, and Yvette van Boven’s own hand-drawn artwork throughout the book. Van Boven’s passion for great food and good humor could be felt on every page in the book. Now, in the follow-up HOME…