Welcome to Lockdown Kitchen

A Diva's Delights

Welcome to Lockdown Kitchen. With the onset of the Covid Quarantine, cooking and baking at home has taken on a new significance in our daily lives. This site is an occasional chronicle of sweets, treats, breads and main courses intended to break the monotony of home isolation and offer my personal celebration of life, both savory and sweet.

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How Sweet It's Been

Late winter holidays provide the perfect excuse to gorge on sweets, treats and rich temptations for the palate in order to take the edge...

Search for the Perfect Shot

I know, I know. You think I am referring to the Covid vaccine, and truth to tell the month of January was indeed a relentless and...

Good Riddance 2020

The "year of the dough" is finally drawing to a close. After a ten day hiatus from routine bread making, allowing time, energy and...

What Happened to October?

October brings cooling breezes, crisp evenings, clear bright skies, reduced humidity and the sights and smells of autumn. Brightly...

Rosh Hashanah For Two

Dedication Consistent with the horror show that is 2020, our Rosh Hashanah celebration was dampened by the terrible loss of Ruth Bader...

Anniversary Cake

At our age a second 12th Anniversary is a significant milestone. Jerry was married for nearly forty years to his late wife and my...

Flatbreads

Bread dough is a constant presence in our Covid sanctuary. My go to recipe involves a very easy mixture of instant yeast, water, salt and...

Chicken Tikka Masala

I miss Asian and Indian food. Land O'Lakes delivery meals provide very limited options—occasional sushi and Thai meals, usually...

Biscotti

I hadn't planned another post so soon, but unfortunately I gobbled up the last of the biscotti I had made a few weeks ago. So while Jerry...

Fridge Cleaning Day

Before Covid we habitually shopped at our local Publix and Sprouts stores several times a week to ensure a fresh supply of fruit,...