The Boastful Baker

because every cook praises her own broth

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

July 29, 2012
by Melissa
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Lunch for just a dollar.

I don’t fry very many foods at home due to the mess of frying on the stove, the oil disposal and the general unhealthiness of fried food.  Despite this, once or twice a summer I am compelled to make a … Continue reading

August 14, 2011
by Melissa
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Simple summer supper

Early last week I found a giant heirloom tomato in my garden that should have been picked a few days sooner. If I didn’t want it to go to waste, I needed an immediate use for it. Since we had … Continue reading

February 15, 2011
by Melissa
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A soup that will give you warm fuzzies.

Unlike many people I know, a bowl of Campbell’s tomato soup does not conjure happy childhood memories for me. It doesn’t give me warm fuzzies as I never liked tomato soup as a kid. I was much more a chicken … Continue reading