Posted in more dessert recipes, weekend cooking, tagged actors, celebrities, colin firth, dessert, entertainment, film, food, movies, recipes on September 10, 2015 |
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“I like you very much . . . just as you are.” (Colin Firth as Mark Darcy, Bridget Jones’s Diary)
Colin: Is it true about Poldark?
Colin: Has he replaced me in your affections?
Colin: Haven’t I told you (endlessly) how ardently I admire and love you?
Colin: Didn’t I plunge into a mucky lake on your behalf?
Colin: And say I like you “just the way you are” despite your blue soup?!
Me: Yes, yes.
Colin: Of all your Eye Candies, don’t I still TAKE THE CAKE??!!
Me: Of course!
Colin: Well then, what’s all this talk of Cornwall this and Aidan Turner that, topless scything, and windswept hair?
Colin: I thought so. You’ve gone all Irish on me, haven’t you? To think that an inadequately bathed whippersnapper on horseback could have stolen your heart! What is the world coming to?!
Me: But Colin, I made crème brûlée.
Colin: Oh well in that case :) . . .
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Posted in book reviews (all genres), bread and breakfast recipes, cookbooks, picture books, weekend cooking, tagged book reviews, children's literature, cookbooks, deborah hopkinson, fannie farmer, fannie farmer cookbook, griddle cakes, historical fiction, nancy carpenter, pancakes, picture books, recipes on May 5, 2015 |
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Several years ago, Anamaria at Books Together tipped me off to this charming picture book about Fannie Farmer by Deborah Hopkinson and Nancy Carpenter. Happy to say I’m finally getting around to featuring it here at Alphabet Soup and I even rewarded myself by making Fannie’s Famous Griddle Cakes using the recipe provided in the book. :)
These days, most of us don’t think twice about reaching for our measuring cups, spoons, or kitchen scales when we’re ready to cook or bake. Especially with baking, when precise measurements can mean the difference between a cake that rises nicely or sinks like a stone, it’s always about starting out with a good, reliable recipe.
Boston native Fannie Farmer is often credited with inventing the modern recipe. She was one of the first to write down exact instructions for measuring and cooking. But what inspired her to do that, and to eventually publish a cookbook that’s been popular for over 100 years?
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