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A Word of Thanks

I would like thank everyone who, over the last four years, have read “The Ardent Cook”.  This will be my last blog for “The Ardent Cook”.

Last year, I started my second blog, “Pastries Like a Pro” focusing on my career as a baker and pastry chef.  This blog relates much of what I learned over my 28 years of professional baking, as well as what I am still learning.  In addition to  many of the recipes developed for the bakery and my clients, there is technical information and each blog features a great number of photos by my professional photographer husband that make success almost a sure thing.

I invite you to join me at where you will find the latest techniques and recipes for the finest pastries.

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8 comments to A Word of Thanks

  • Patty padawer

    Helen you are always an inspiration to me. Read everything you publish. and eaten- too much – everything you ever put in front of me. Will continue to enjoy “Pastries Like a Pro”

    • Helen S. Fletcher

      Thanks Patty: My readers are special to me and I look forward to sharing with them. Thanks so much for reading. Trust all is well with you.

  • vera parker

    Surgical hip issues have prevented me from attending your classes lately. Hope to be “back in the saddle” for the next ones.

    • Helen S. Fletcher

      Hi Vera : I hope you are also. My husband had his knee replaced several years ago and while it took a while to get him back to normal it was so worth it. Hope yours is also. Look forward to seeing you again.

  • Dear Helen, So sorry to hear this news but certainly understand that some times even good things must come to an end. I’ve always enjoyed and felt inspired to cook by your posts — and often learned something to boot.

    • Helen S. Fletcher

      Hi Alanna: Thanks so much. I can’t attend to both blogs as I would like so this one will be retired. With my schedule I can’t attend to this one as I would like.

  • Jorge

    Helen, I’ve really enjoyed this blog and the many great recipes. I also follow your other blog. Will the Ardent Cook blog still be available or will the domain die and the recipes disappear?

    • Helen S. Fletcher

      Hi Jorge – Thanks so much for reading. The blog will disappear completely. So please get the recipes you want now. It will be up for another couple of weeks. Glad your still with me on Pastries Like a Pro.