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First on the First

First on the First is a foray into new experiences in the kitchen! Hosted by me and Kate of Food Babbles, we post on the first of the month.

homemade naan

Homemade Naan

I’ve never met a bread I didn’t like. While my palate could be much more refined than it is, there’s one thing …

Steamed Bacon Buns

Steamed Bacon Buns

I have a confession to make: the first time I ate a steamed (pork) bun was last year. March, to be exact, when I …

Sticky Toffee Pudding

Sticky Toffee Pudding

Getting Seasonal… When we plan our challenges for First on the First, we try to take the time of year into consideration. …

Homemade Ricotta(eque) Cheese

Homemade Cheese

We’re getting cheesy this month for First on the First! With homemade cheese, that is. Taking something into our own kitchens that …


Traditional Penuche

Penuche is a favorite Fall treat. Often spied at fudge stands at the various Fall festivals and fairs, I’ve always associated it …

Gâteau Basque

Gâteau Basque

Gâteau Basque is a cross between a cake, a cookie, and a pie and supposedly originated in the Basque region of France. …

pickled peaches

Pickled Peaches

When you think of pickles, you probably envision spears or slices, sweet little gherkins or spicy chips, but almost always cucumber. Did …