For the first time ever, I made jam—specifically, apricot jam using freshly picked, completely organic apricots! Never really having adopted the ‘think local’ and ‘seasonal cooking’ attitude, this was an exciting experience for me. There’s something to be said about adapting your cooking to what mother earth provides at that given moment—it feels incredibly rewarding.
There are a million and one ways to cook potatoes. They can be grilled, boiled, sautéed, braised, mashed, baked, and microwaved. Yes—microwaved. I used to have a coworker who would microwave potatoes for lunch, whenever I saw the microwave timer set for 7 minutes or more, I knew there was a potato rotating in that microwave.
I had a spur of the moment Easter baking session using Allrecipes’ tasty Braided Easter Egg Bread recipe. I am super impressed! The recipe was very easy to follow and it was a pleasure to bite into sweet warm bread straight from the oven. As you can see, I dyed the eggs beforehand to give the bread wreath a bit of color and I love the result!