They took her beautiful clothes away from her, dressed her in an old gray smock, and gave her wooden shoes. "Just look at the proud princess! How decked out she is!" they shouted and laughed as they led her into the kitchen.
There she had to do hard work from morning until evening, get up before daybreak, carry water, make the fires, cook, and wash. Besides this, the sisters did everything imaginable to hurt her. They made fun of her, scattered peas and lentils into the ashes for her, so that she had to sit and pick them out again. In the evening when she had worked herself weary, [...]
For months now, I’ve been leaving a glowing trail of dessert recipes. Recently I’ve begun to gather them up, turn on my oven, and bake. But once I get going, I’m like Hansel and Gretel gnawing on the witch’s house: I CAN’T STOP MYSELF. I want a taste of this, and oooh, what does that taste like, and what would it be like if I mixed this with that one over there… and before I know it, I’ve cooked enough to build my very own magical sugary cottage.
There are an infinite number of scrumptious cakes, and I don’t know if it’s [...]
Where I live, there’s still frost in the early morning, and most days I leave the house bundled in a sweater and jacket. But. The hyacinths are up, and above the front porch a pair of finches are at work building their nest with strands of shimmery, iridescent Easter-grass. Spring is here! Is it here yet?
Berries, the quintessential spring-summer fruit, are definitely not. Luckily, I have frozen berries hidden away, ready to transform into something unexpectedly perfect for the any-day-now springtime. For me, this recipe pulls it off: after eating it, it’s spring.
Clafouti is one of the most gratifying breakfast-desserts I know: It looks elegant, tastes like a [...]