Baking

Pop to it

Do you love a good challenge? After all, it’s called a comfort zone for a reason. The tried-and-true is safe, a known quantity, and yet…sometimes a challenge can be appealing. That can-I-pull-this-off-even-if-it-hasn’t-worked-before feeling can propel me into trying something new or trying something once more in the hopes of a better result. It’s how we… Continue reading Pop to it

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Scotch Whisky, Whiskey, Bourbon

Of Vikings and Volume

Pride…it’s an emotion that can elicit both positive or negative reactions. Too much pride in one’s abilities leads to boastfulness and hubris (a negative judgement), yet pride in one’s heritage, or adherence to quality work is encouraged. Whenever I research a distillery for the various tasting panels I present here, I’m struck by the pride… Continue reading Of Vikings and Volume

Baking

Check(erboard) your cake

I read a lot of food blogs, and their Pinterest-perfect presentations often inspire and challenge me. One such recipe was for a Checkerboard Cake from Sally’s Baking Addiction. I had been intrigued as to how it was made, and when I saw that the steps looked easy enough, I decided to give it a go. And… Continue reading Check(erboard) your cake

Scotch Whisky, Whiskey, Bourbon

Once ’round the sun

Yep, that title is right…it’s been one year since I started this blog, my blog-versary as it were. There’s been a whole lot of baking and whisky tasting going on! I started this project just to have a place to keep my notes on scotch tastings and do a little British/Scottish baking, but it’s really… Continue reading Once ’round the sun