Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Heartwarming ...

My friend Martha is on a trip to France, sketch pads and watercolors in tow, walking through various cities, appreciating the jaw-dropping beauty, creating beautiful art and memories, and treating herself to pastries that catch her eye.

The other morning, on Facebook, she posted this on my page:

"I bought myself a French sable from a bakery that has awesome bread. It's not nearly as good as the ones you make."

Martha, in addition to being ridiculously talented, is a sweetheart.

I already planned to gather testimonials for Baking By Beth as the year progresses but yesterday, with her permission, Martha's became the first one, edited slightly to stay sablé-specific.

The "b" that is my logo is a piece of type that Martha owns. She uses it on a fantastically cool press from 1909 that has taken over her dining room.

I love that she makes her living from her creativity.

That's my goal, too.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Shortbread Revisited ...

A dreary morning called for the comfort of butter and flour and sugar and the warmth of an oven.

The recipe is so simple as to be ridiculous and odds are you'll always have the ingredients on hand.

Thursday, April 04, 2013

Good Times, April Edition ...

The April cookie installment for the angelo:HOME blog features Wee Biscuits with Honey Glaze. Yes, you're right. They're not cookies, per se. But there's a sweet story behind them.