The Bell Kitchen

Custard: Vermont Maple Cream Pots

For me, Arbor Day this year is a special one. My grandfather, who recently passed away in December of last year, was a talented arboriculturalist and tree surgeon in Connecticut . . .

In the Kitchen with Veronika Baking Oatmeal Cookies

At last, the weekend! There’s nothing quite like that first 30 minutes of a Saturday morning. I know some of us have the fortune of slowly sauntering to the bathroom, rinsing the sleep away . . .

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies: The Sequel

“It’s too sweet!” he shrilly chirped from the couch from under a paisley-clad duvet. “What? What do you mean? A cookie is supposed to be sweet! That is the point!” . . .

Morning Meditations: My Grandmother and Mid-Century Lessons to Live By

Do you know how some recipes you first make might seem to take an eternity to get under your proverbial belt? They could appear complicated at first, too many ingredients you just . . .

Apples-to-Apples: The French Tarte Tatin

I was standing in the midst of a dying garden of hydrangeas and bittersweet when my mother-in-law emerged from the 19th-century Czech farmhouse carrying a crate of apples she received from a neighbor’s orchard. . .

The Divine Baker: Preparing a Heavenly Angel Food Cake

Summer is still in full swing here in Prague and, with seasonal blueberries and raspberries filling the forests and markets, I can’t think of a better way than to pair