The Boastful Baker

because every cook praises her own broth

January 12, 2015
by Melissa
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So many jars.

Every Christmas when I sort and package the year’s canned goods to give as gifts, I proclaim that I won’t can so many things the next year. And every year, I fail to can less. This year went a bit … Continue reading

October 3, 2012
by Melissa
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Enchanted by apples (and by Charlottesville).

It’s been nearly a year since we decided to move to Charlottesville and I can safely say that I’m very pleased with our decision. Every single thing that I thought I would love about this town is true. With each … Continue reading

September 2, 2012
by Melissa
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Lemony Cream Puffs

 I haven’t made a lot of progress lately towards completing all of the items on the Year of Fearless Cooking list that I posted in January. But today I made a Boston cream pie and successfully (I think, we haven’t … Continue reading

September 1, 2012
by Melissa
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I’ve got a can-do spirit.

I’ve been busy this summer. Busy canning nearly every weekend and sometimes on weekday nights. I thought my canning might decline a little because of our move to Charlottesville and our slightly smaller kitchen with less storage space. I was … Continue reading

May 23, 2012
by Melissa
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A wagon full of strawberries.

Strawberry season is starting to wind down in my part of Virginia, but I took full advantage of it this year. Or as full advantage as a person with a small freezer can take. Since I started canning a lot … Continue reading