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February A Note from Marcy

 

Dear Bakers and Friends,


It’s the twilight hour as I put this issue of Betterbaking.com to bed. I’ve been a dervish in preparation of the February Issue. Throughout the week and today as I baked new recipes, I thought of what this Note from Marcy should be about.  It’s just about Super Bowl Sunday  time and of course, two weeks before Valentine’s Day so I could chat about all that.

And yet my mind keeps wandering to the events of the day. The world, to quote William Wordsworth, is ‘too much with us late and soon’. Or so it is with me. Forever (and annoyingly) an optimist (or just unrealistic as some would label me), these days the news headlines leach into my kitchen.  I glance at Facebook and read various postings about love and compassion (among other things) which given Valentine’s Day and recent events should be inspiring. But talk of love as a pretty sentiment falls flat and thin. Behaviour speaks louder than words – don’t you agree? So I seek or create real and loving things I can do as I walk in this world. Those things emerge in my writing and it’s between the lines of the recipes I share with you.  There’s more I want to do but it’s a start.

When I bake, the world becomes again ‘too much with me’ but in the best of ways. From that happy place, pathways and possibilities open up like a new, great open road.

Speaking of Valentine’s Day, there’s a plethora of perfect recipes in the Recipe Archives. Stroll through previous February Notes from Marcy and you’ll get some great inspirations. If you’re really loving, make someone a pot of Best Ever Chicken Soup and Matzoh Balls.

So, without further nattering, I am pleased to share the varied offerings of February, aka the Super Bowl-Valentine’s Day issue. I’ve included some fun things and some tasty but timely treats that should get you through those occasions and all the days of this strange and short month. Enjoy!

With warm wishes from my kitchen to yours, and happy baking,


Marcy Goldman
Author, Master Baker
www.Betterbaking.com
Est. 1997


February Baker’s Recipe Stash

Butter Cookies

FREE Dark Chocolate Fudge Bourbon Cake

FREE Classic Sticky Pudding Toffee Cake

Red Velvet Decadence Cookies

FREE Strawberries and Cream Gourmet Popcorn

Ooey Gooey Pumpkin Caramel Sticky Buns Over 2500 downloads

FREE Fresh Pita Bread

Sticky, Gooey Sesame Srircha Wings 

Syrian Lemon Garlic Hummus

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Previous Monthly Essays from A Note From Marcy:

Essays to tickle your funny bone, wake up your inner baker, twinge on your heartstrings, or make you smile and say, ‘I’ve know the feeling; I know the place”. If you missed an essay, or a season in baking or inner sensibility, we invite you to stroll through our archived Notes From Marcy.

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