A few years ago we had a lot of winter squash on hand. We compiled and created 12 unique squash recipes that will blow the minds of your friends and family. They’ll say, “Wow! I’m having a really gourd time thanks to these sweet and savory dishes!” This post collects those recipes in one convenient location. Enjoy! Continue reading “The 12 Days of Squashmas”
I don’t think there anything better than warm bread from the oven. Oh, maybe warm bread with a slab of butter melting on it after emerging from the oven, mmmmm and the crack of the crust, and teeth sinking into a soft crumb. Ahhh. But most days, I don’t want to wait for the sourdough starter, and then firm starter to rise, and then playing with the dough and waiting. The quicker path to satisfaction is a muffin. The texture is there and it takes under an hour from opening the recipe to having a warm muffin in hand. And what a great snack for a chilly winter day, sitting with a cup of tea or warm in your pocket as you wander in the snow onto the next adventure.
There are many foods that I have despised in this life. One poorly prepared dish, preconceptions passed from a friend, or even just the first glance at a food in a poor context could destroy a reputation for years in my mind. To this day there are still some foods that will cause turmoil if I see them set before me. But I’ve come to learn that it is always worth revisiting a vegetable in a new way, trying a new spice, or eating a new part of an animal. Even the food you think you’ll always hate can shine in the right context. Continue reading “Mustard Greens Macaroni and Cheese
It’s rhubarb time! My favorite crop is growing and I am noticing it popping up all over town. At the market it is being sold for a pretty penny and there is talk of strawberry rhubarb pie for dinner. This is my favorite summer treat too, but aren’t there more things you can do with this quasi-fruit? I thought so and rather than just throwing it into brownies or making muffins with it, we have been seeking out the very best recipes for this strange plant. Please read on for our favorite rhubarb treats… and definitely don’t eat the poisonous leaves!!
Dandelions are pretty great, huh? Splashes of yellow scattered about starting in late spring, continually spreading and dancing in the breeze throughout the summer. As flowers they make lovely bouquets for children to share and when they set to seed they become an all natural replacement for blowing bubbles. And you can eat every part of this surprisingly nutritious, bountiful plant, from the roots up to the leaves all the way to the bright yellow flowers themselves! You can make many dishes with dandelions, including, oh, say… COOKIES! Continue reading “Dandelion Flower Cookie Recipe (Gluten Free & Whole Grain)”