Carob Chip Cream Scones

Carob Chip Cream Scones

Posted by on Aug 22, 2012 in breakfast, desserts, Recipes | 2 Comments

Now that I reside in Seattle, I have become obsessed with coffee. I’ve always loved it, but now I REALLY love it. How can I not indulge on a regular basis? I live in America’s coffee capitol…home to the world’s most densely populated radius of coffee addicts. Naturally, I often require a little snack to ...

Cherry Lemonade Muffins with Oat Crumble Topping

Cherry Lemonade Muffins with Oat Crumble Topping

Posted by on Jun 6, 2012 in American, breakfast, Recipes | No Comments

This week I was walking my dog Izzy, when we came across an injured baby crow in the parking lot. The little guy was struggling to hop to safety, so I decided to try and scoop him up to get him some help. I found a wildlife rescue here in Bellevue and gathered up some ...

Creamy Kentucky Grits with Crispy Rosemary Mushroom Bacon and Country Rock Sorghum Syrup

Creamy Kentucky Grits with Crispy Rosemary Mushroom Bacon and Country Rock Sorghum Syrup

Posted by on Feb 6, 2012 in American, breakfast, entrées, Recipes | No Comments

We were recently gifted some Kentucky white stone ground grits (Weisenberger Mill) and Country Rock Sweet Sorghum from our friends Danny and Mirra. Thank you!! I’m finally getting the chance to put these ingredients to good use. I just want to take a moment to say that I completely support Danny and Mirra in their ...

Soy-Nog Pancakes

Soy-Nog Pancakes

Posted by on Dec 27, 2011 in American, breakfast, Recipes | No Comments

For many vegans, the holidays are marked by the arrival of delicious Soy-Nog at the grocery store. Although I was never a fan of the real stuff, I do quite like the soy version. Something about the combination of spices (cinnamon, nutmeg and clove) makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. I think these ...

Ted “Damson Plum” Yogurt Cake

Ted “Damson Plum” Yogurt Cake

Posted by on Sep 11, 2011 in American, desserts, Recipes | No Comments

Last weekend at the Urbana Farmers Market I came across some little baby Damson Plums. The lady selling them had warned me that they would most likely be too tart to use for anything other than some sort of alcohol. I beg to differ. It’s funny how something like tartness can be so relative. They ...

Groundcherry & Brown Sugar Scones with Vanilla-Rosemary Glaze

Groundcherry & Brown Sugar Scones with Vanilla-Rosemary Glaze

Posted by on Aug 21, 2011 in American, breakfast, desserts, Recipes | No Comments

This morning at the farmers market I came across what looked like teeny tiny baby tomatillos! Intrigued, I just had to get ‘em. I was told they were groundcherries. I had never heard of these before! Upon closer inspection, they appeared to be the size of a blueberry, yellow in color, cherry tomato-like in texture ...

Classic Crepes with Strawberry-Rhubarb Compote

Classic Crepes with Strawberry-Rhubarb Compote

Posted by on Feb 21, 2011 in breakfast, desserts, French, Recipes | 4 Comments

I’m not much of a breakfast person…in the morning, that is. I did, however, just eat a few of these bad boys for dessert (or dinner…whatever.) These are very quick to make and you can top ‘em with whatever jam you have on hand, or you can make some tasty fresh strawberry-rhubarb compote like I ...

Banana Pecan Bread

Banana Pecan Bread

Posted by on Jan 22, 2011 in American, breakfast, Recipes | No Comments

What to do with old bananers that are lookin’ a little too gnarly to eat? Bread! You could also “put it in the pizza!”  By the way, if you haven’t already noticed, I often add links to random awesomeness. Some references may be a little obscure, so just click on the links if you’re ever ...

Pumpkin Waffles with Lavender Syrup

Pumpkin Waffles with Lavender Syrup

Posted by on Oct 25, 2010 in American, breakfast, Recipes | No Comments

It’s pumpkin season! I love purchasing heirloom pumpkins of all varieties for their unique appearance and flavors. I decided to make some homemade pumpkin puree with a particularly warty looking pumpkin called The Galeux d’ Eysines, which is a popular French heirloom due to it’s incredible flavor. It’s also known as a “Peanut Pumpkin” since ...