November 8, 2013

November Baking

Misty rays of soft golden sunshine filter into the valley.
The kitchen is warm and cozy.

November always brings me back to baking.

Perfecting my scones, trying a new recipe for quiche; 
using up a harvest of Bartlett and Bosh pears.

The dogs are still half asleep when marriages of 
pear and candied ginger, sausages and eggs, 
Parmesan and butter mingle to fill the kitchen with 
the gift of their softly sweet and pleasantly savory aromas.


Maybe a bit more cheese, but the quiche is light and airy

Two kinds of scones adorn the counter, waiting to be dunked in creamy milk,
 steaming cups of cider or hot chocolate. 

And I remember why I love November baking.