“It’s pumpkin season everything!” This quote was posted on social media by my nephew several years ago. His reference to pumpkin season was followed by a fun list of all the fun pumpkin foods on the market this time of year. It made me laugh because it’s so true! Once fall begins, we are inundatedContinue reading “Pumpkin and Chocolate Chips”
This artisan apricot sourdough bread developed by Sophie MacKenzie is delightfully sweet yet has no sugar! I particularly enjoyed the unique subtle anise flavor created by adding anise seeds. Twice made, this recipe turned out to be fantastic sandwich bread or incredibly delicious sliced for snacking. Any sourdough bread baker would find this bread superContinue reading “Anise & Apricots”
“Her love was like lavender, delicate and melancholy.” – from ‘The Painting of Mrs. Ravensbrook’ by Laura Chouette Lavender may be delicate, but its fragrance is intense! My backyard garden has a burgeoning Munstead Lavender plant with deep purple flowers. They were so abundant this season that I was able to create a beautiful lavenderContinue reading “Grandma’s Lavender Cookies”
I’m excited! Now that I have been experimenting with many different recipes, I have begun to refine my culinary skills. My husband and I have a large backyard vegetable garden. Cooking and eating fresh vegetables from my garden is something I especially enjoy. Right now, we have an abundance of pak choy, Genovese basil, andContinue reading “Zoodles with Pesto and Pak Choy”
Recipes discovered online are great, but a good cookbook is a treasure! My lovely sister, Nancy, recently gifted me a colorful spiral-bound cookbook filled with bright photographs and easy-to-read recipes. Titled, Recipes Between Friends, this slim cookbook is filled with tested and true recipes from community members in Pasco County, Florida. It was compiled byContinue reading “Recipes between Friends”
Stuffed red peppers are a classic vegetarian dish. Red peppers are so sweet that when stuffed and baked until soft, the flavors melt in your mouth. This particular Vegetarian Stuffed Peppers dish by Cookie and Kate (posted below) is a recipe that can easily be adapted. Instead of rice, I used whole bulgur wheat andContinue reading “Classic Red Peppers”
“The kiss of the sun for pardon. The song of the birds for mirth. One is nearer to God’s Heart in a garden than anywhere else on earth.” — Dorothy Frances Gurney This old-fashion poem reminds me of my mother’s love of nature and is a gift she gave me. Maintaining gardens is hard work,Continue reading “Edible Chive Blossoms”
Never make plans with a croissant, they are flaky. – from ReadBeach This croissant quote made me laugh, but it’s partly true! Delicious croissants are quite flaky and light. We hardly realize that they are “empty calories” because they are delightfully and delicately sweet. I had fun making authentic French croissants through La Cuisine ParisContinue reading “La Cuisine Paris”
Did you know that during WWII, the librarians at The American Library in Paris delivered books to their forbidden Jewish patrons right under the noses of their German occupiers? This captivating novel, The Paris Library by Janet Skeslien Charles is filled with wartime suspense, the nuances of friendship, romance, betrayal, and fascinating historical information aboutContinue reading “The Paris Library”
The trick to making crispy sourdough crackers is baking them long enough that they become crispy and golden. Little Spoon Farm has a terrific sourdough cracker using sourdough discard. I adapted the recipe creating a salty-herb cracker with wonderful Italian flavors. The olive oil replacement for butter contributed to a nice crispy cracker that mayContinue reading “Italian Herb Sourdough Crackers”
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