Posted in March 2012

The Meaning of Life

The Meaning of Life

Today marks the last weekday of my lazy, somewhat gluttonous, two-week spring break. ┬áBack to the grindstone it will be for me come Monday, earlier if I want to be prepared for any of my classes next week (yet to be seen). Like many of my friends and colleagues who have families and go to … Continue reading

Salted Honey Caramels

Salted Honey Caramels

I started making caramels at Christmastime in 2010, cooking batch after batch until I found the perfect recipe, vetting several well known recipes along the way. The recipe for these salted butter caramels was damned near perfect, and with a few of my own tweaks, I think they are divine. Their richness is balanced by a delicate honey flavor, which is intensified by the addition of fleur de sel. The recipe, however, is only half the equation of making the perfect caramel. A pot of caramelizing cream and sugar has to be babysat like a toddler who can open a prescription bottle. Continue reading