Pain d’épices is a traditional spice bread of various French origins (Alsace, Burgundy, Paris and notably made with Brittany dark buckwheat honey). Although naturally leavened in the past, modern versions are quick breads with some portion of whole grain flour, sweetened with honey and flavored with a wide variety of spices ranging from cardamom to … Continue reading a St. Patrick’s Day dinner, of sorts
Here in Colorado we’re finally swimming in peak summer produce, but it was a long time coming. Our early season was challenging at best and impossible at worst for local vegetable farmers to get a harvest to market. A cold wet spring stalled their plantings and then either stopped or slowed growth in the fields. In … Continue reading calabacitas
Oh dear, we just celebrated Independence Day aka 4th of July and I last posted late May! Okay, what’s my excuse? Some extended travel, community involvement, playing Grandma, an art class, lots of gardening and cooking, knitting projects, a few sick days. Gosh, how did I ever find time to work before retirement! 😉 The … Continue reading jump to summer!
It’s been our typical cold cloudy gray May with rain almost every day. Wait a minute, I live in Colorado don’t I!? What’s going on? It seems like every month this year has been out of whack, weather-wise. Continue reading “spring in the Pacific Northwest”
May is Colorado’s month for showers (not April). It’s been wet every day of the month with over 2 inches two days ago. There’s danger of flooding in a few areas, but luckily the forecast is for a sunny week coming up. This green but snowy scene is what we woke up to this morning. … Continue reading if it snows, bake cookies!
But don’t rush to Nepal to help. Read this first. And consider this. Continue reading Nepal needs us
Chocolate muscovado banana cake, olive oil and maple granola, poached scrambled eggs, currant cottage cheese pancakes, roasted carrots and avocado salad with crunchy seeds, chickpea stew with saffron, yogurt and garlic, chicken thighs with lemon, pasta with yogurt and caramelized onions, broccoli cooked forever, grilled chard stems with anchovy vinaigrette, new classic coconut macaroons, Marie-Hélène’s … Continue reading just released cookbook review – Genius Recipes