It’s All About the Dough

The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it…Henry David Thoreau   As you may have noticed, I have been away from my keyboard for a few weeks.  Not because i haven’t had anything to say, but, simply put, life has managed to once again, get in the way of living….

Sugar, Butter and Dough, Oh My

I am an Oklahoma born Kansas girl… and proud of it.  I fully (and sometimes aggressively) love my home state(s).  I will proudly respond SOONER whenever I hear someone yell BOOMER, and I sit on the edge of my seat when the Jayhawks are dominating the court during March Madness.  Over my 50 years, I…

It’s Not Really About the Bananas

I’ve spent the majority of my life working in the healthcare field.  In all honesty, from ages 12-46, I worked in healthcare in some capacity.  Many of those years were spent in long term care homes and critical care units in hospitals; and either way you go, both of those types of jobs comes with…

It’s Pancake Day.

Almost everyone knows about the Mardi Gras celebrations that take place all over the world on Shrove Tuesday.  But the real party on Shrove Tuesday doesn’t take place in New Orleans or Rio de Janeiro.  No, as anyone from Southwest Kansas knows, the best celebration on the day before the start of Lent is International Pancake…

Wimpy Kids and Waves

The process of closing Lavender Box, my brick and mortar bakery, and switching back to a cottage bakery has been, in all reality, very smooth; in the practical sense anyway.   I am, however, discovering that my psyche is having a bit more trouble grasping the concept. For one thing, I am not up at…

Inkredible Recipe Page

As anyone who reads this can probably tell, I am very new to the blogosphere. I really am just learning as I go. The best thing to come of starting this blog is that I have rediscovered my love of words.  Writing as always been a way for me to get out of my own…

Every Bite a Memory

Northern Nevada is having a not-so-normal winter this year.  One storm after another, some dumping more snow than I’ve seen since I moved from Colorado, some bringing flooding rains.  Today’s storm is rain.  It has been raining all day, and I don’t handle the gloom so well. Dreary days tend to make me turn inward,…

Memories of Me

When I decided to open my bakery, I was almost overwhelmed with all that goes into starting a business.  It had been my main focus for about 5 years, so I had so much of it ready to go;  business plan was written, dozens of recipes developed and tested, and a modest following of clients that…

This Week Ends on a Tired Note

I scroll past the cute, tired puppy and kitten memes every day and, most of the time, just think “how cute”. This week however, these adorable, exhausted little faces really resonated.  Everything’s been so hectic that I haven’t had time to even check in here.   Okay, that’s the last puppy or kitten meme for…