Category: life at stove

The Best of It

2019 exhausted me more than giving birth or having a heart attack. A list of a few of the people who have kept me sane, along with a sample of their work, would include (in no particular order)….

Recipe Wednesday! Mrs. Cratchit's Plum Pudding

I’ve always thought I should make my own plum pudding but I couldn’t wrap my head around the fact that it calls for suet. I love suet. It is my version of Proust’s madeleine–not as classy, I know, but just as evocative a memory, recalling my mom’s Sunday roast beef dinner cooked with a healthy slab of suet on top that kept the meat moist and added a rich flavor of its own. I just couldn’t see it playing any part in a cake.