Sunday, February 10, 2013

Chocolate Frosting

This little cake was the result of one of those Sunday afternoons where cake seems like it will fix things. Now, I know cake won't finish my performance review (due at work this week), clean the crusted toothpaste off the taps in the bathroom, fold the laundry or teach my kids cursive. But the hour I spent making this cake (particularly the icing) made things feel a bit more manageable. Everything seems more manageable when the house smells like warm vanilla goodness and there are beaters waiting to be licked clean of chocolate frosting.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Curried Parsnip Soup

Well, you can hardly be surprised that another dish featuring curry should appear after my entry on Curried Cauliflower and Apple soup. I've got a whole bottle of curry powder to use up. And this time, parsnips in the crisper. I love parsnips. I know they don't look like much, but cooked properly they are delicious. I really enjoyed them in this soup, which I adapted into 'cream of' curried parsnip soup.