#butter.in.bloom

Follow me on instagram at butter.in.bloom to keep up with quick recipe ideas and the latest experiments I’m perfecting.  Recipe creation is a process that often takes much trial and error: share in both my mistakes and successes and share what you think! For my (and your) favorites, I write up the recipes to share on this site.

A sticky, finger-licking post: wild Maine blueberry pie jam

This is blueberry pie in a jam jar! Note the emphasis on blueberry pie: three staged additions of berries along with butter and lemon in this jam will transform toast, yogurt, or any dessert into a sumptuously blue treat.  For the month of September, I’ve had the luck to work in the emergency department in Portland, Maine….

A long time coming: meet my hens!

Having kept chickens for almost ten years, I’ve found that three or four hens is the right number for me for a number of reasons. From Spring to Fall, when egg-laying is at its peak, the ladies lay about three eggs a day. This is far too many for me alone, but a good number to be…

Biscuits on a whole new level

These biscuits are delicious as is, and they also freeze well and adapt to different additions of spices, herbs and cheeses. Morning or evening, these are gobbled up quickly, especially when seasoned with parmesan cheese and lots of black pepper and topped with gravy, or scented with lemon zest and served with whipped cream and fresh berries….