It's just come to my attention that one of you lovely readers has nominated this blog for best recipe blog of the year on www.thekitchn.com. Voting for "The Homies" concludes at midnight tonight. While it would be a long shot to win at the eleventh hour, it would be so lovely to have something of a good showing, even in the closing hours of the competition. If you have a moment before midnight, please go to http://www.thekitchn.com/best-recipe-blog-nominations-the-homies-2012-166621 and cast your vote for ClareFare.com. After all, everyone likes saving the world, even if it's just one cookie at a time. Thank you and have a lovely weekend.
What a lovely way to round out a perfectly stressful week. I have to say that, of course, nobody's life is a bed of roses and, while my literal roses were blooming happily away this week, other things in my world were sad and stressful. Therefore it is with great joy that I can report that a happy Mother's Day dawn broke here this morning, full of challenges, hopes, possibilities and a regained sense of optimism. Helping this new attitude along was all the love that came my way this week culminating in, among other things, my delicious and happy brunch creation, forthwith known as Happy Mother Frittata.Read More
Today’s favorites are toffee bars from the dear old Silver Palate cookbook. Do you remember when it came out in 1979 and shook things up? I remember going by their delightful miniature store front on the West side of Manhattan when it was the new cool thing…Anyway, I digress. These bar cookies are easy and very good with a light, toffee thing going on, oh and with ample chocolate and pecans. Go on, force yourself….you’ll be glad you did.Read More
Help! I’m overwhelmed! I think I’ve gotten myself in over my head when even my notoriously good organizational skills are breaking down. It’s because of all good stuff—my column, this blog, Christmas preparations, college applications etc.—but I’m clearly falling down on the job here by not posting frequently enough….do I hear a new year’s resolution coming on?Read More