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We dine well here in Camelot We eat ham and jam and spam a lot.

May 27, 2013

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Oh, hello there!  Remember me?  Don’t feel bad if you don’t, I know it’s been a while.  For those of you still checking in periodically, thank you.  And please accept my apologies for slacking off so much.  I haven’t stopped baking, far from it.  I’ll make something fantastic, be very excited about blogging it, and then…distraction happens (surprise!).  Before I start writing, I should probably update my iOS, or research new cameras, or make a facebook page, or think about twitter, or contemplate a new theme, or ponder taking loveysoven in a slightly different direction, or…. crap, suddenly it’s been months.  Oops.

Anyway, I’ve been getting a lot of good-natured razzing from friends and family lately on the state of my ‘invisible’ blog.  The ribbing, combined with a most excellent weekend adventure, has inspired me to put intentions into action and dust off the cobwebs!

As many of you know, I’m a big fan of King Arthur Flour.  Their products are top-notch and their recipes rarely disappoint.  I’ve even been known to refer to their store in Vermont as ‘The Mothership.’   Needless to say, I was pleased as punch to discover that my birthday gift from mrslovey this year was a weekend getaway – a night at an historic inn, followed by a class at KAF.  Yeah, she’s good. Image

We drove up to Vermont on Saturday, and checked into the most perfect room at the most perfect Inn.  After dinner and some exploring, we capped off the evening at the Inn’s alehouse, where mrslovey sampled several of their creations and deemed them delicious.  Sunday morning was an I-could-get-used-to-this-life-of-leisure breakfast, and then it was time for class!

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eleventy!!

January 13, 2011

I can’t believe it’s been a year since loveysoven began.  Some months were more productive than others, but overall I enjoyed myself, and I hope you had a good time, too.   Looking back, I can definitely say I learned quite a bit in 2010. Read the rest of this entry ?

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strangers in the night…

December 16, 2010

Hey there Oven, remember me?  Yeah, I kind of don’t either.  As you may have noticed (or not, depending on how much of your life is focused on my tiny little blog), I haven’t been around much lately.  I’ve been working A LOT and as a result not a lot of other things are getting done.  No theme for November or December.  My baking list has been slashed a couple of times.  Still squeezing in a few tasty treats here and there, but not nearly what I had planned (and shopped!) for.  I’ve got a stack of tins sitting empty on the buffet, instead of being filled and flying around the country in a mail sack.   Read the rest of this entry ?

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October – maple & apples

October 4, 2010

Ok, the September thing was a horrific crash and burn, sorry.  Life dealt us quite a handful on several fronts, and it was all we could do to take a deep breath and keep moving to the end of the month.  The recipes that didn’t get made won’t be forgotten, I’ll work on incorporating them into future months.

But October!  Oh, October!  It’s autumn in New England, such a spectacular time!  The air is cooling down, the leaves are starting to turn, and everywhere you look there’s an amazing bounty of glorious fall produce.  We’ve been spoiled by our local orchard, and now eat apples like maniacs for a couple of months, and then not so much the rest of the year.  That plus a day trip to Vermont led to an obvious conclusion for October’s theme.  Well, obvious, but we each had a different idea.  I thought it would be apples, no questions asked.  Mrslovey was equally adamant about maple.  Even though I tried to deter her by pointing out that maple is technically a spring crop, I decided to compromise since she does all my dishes.

So I give you, glorious October, recipes that feature apples, or maple, or a combination of the two.  And seeing as I have forty pounds of apples in my garage and a full gallon of grade B syrup in the pantry, I’m hoping like hell to generate a respectable number of posts for this month.

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September – month of miscellany

September 2, 2010

The last couple months have been crazy, and as a result I feel that I haven’t been posting enough.  September will be all about getting stuff baked and posted, without the limitations of a specific theme.  I’ve still got a couple of requests that I’m working on, as well as a bunch of ideas in my head.  The idea is to kickstart loveysoven back into gear as we get ready for autumn.  So keep an eye out, and hopefully we’ll be seeing a lot of each other this month!

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vacation all I ever wanted…

July 30, 2010

Well, I have to say I’m rather disappointed with my output for July.  Between the heat wave (that just ended yesterday, swear) and several weeks of being sicker than I thought I was, reader request month was slow.  Really slow.  And now, we’re heading out the door at an obnoxious hour tomorrow morning for the best vacation of the year.  So with that, I’ve decided to carry reader request over into August.  I’ll finish up the requests that are outstanding now, and of course you’re always free to send more in.

Catch you in a couple of weeks!

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heat wave hiatus

July 8, 2010

We’re in the middle of a record-breaking heat wave here in the Northeast.  It’s currently after 10pm and still 90 degrees outside, and this is the coolest day so far this week.  Anyway, what I’m trying to say in a clever manner is that the oven has been taking a bit of a break due to the horrific weather.  It looks like we’ll have a slight respite over the weekend, so I’m going to try to bake as much as I can to stock up for the upcoming week or so of continued stifledom. You can keep submitting requests, they are being reviewed and researched in the meantime!