olive oil and wine cookies

The Einkorn Cookbook: Olive Oil and Wine Cookies

Einkorn, an ancient grain and the first wheat cultivated along the plains of western Asia, is my favorite grain for baking and I bake with it readily in my kitchen – using it for homemade breads, pies, pastries and cookies.  Its sweet nutty flavor and characteristic golden crumb, owing to its high carotene content, are… 

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Strawberry Yogurt Bowl with Sweet Spices, Pine Nuts and Mint

I’m not much for mornings.  I never have been.  I’d just as soon have a good cup of Chai Butter Tea or homemade bone broth for breakfast, but one thing I do like is a bowl of yogurt topped with fruit and nuts. It’s easy to make.  It’s light. It tastes lovely, and the combination… 

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Yogurt Panna Cotta with Honey-Roasted Strawberries

It’s been a harried spring for my family, too much to handle really, and we’ve barely had space to breathe, to take in the season, and to spend quiet time with one another.  We needed time that didn’t feel frayed at the edges by too many obligations.  We moved recently, across the country, from the… 

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Springtime Salad with Crispy Prosciutto and Creamy Lemon and Herb Dressing

During the long, cold dark days of winter, my family leans on sturdy roots, sweet butternut squash, and hearty soups and stews, so by the time the snows recede and the green shoots and buds of spring begin to emerge in the warming light, we’re ready for something decidedly lighter, fresher and brighter.

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Shellfish Cioppino

  You want a bowl of this spicy, tomato-rich Shellfish Cioppino, seriously.

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Chai Spiced Butter Tea

I’ve never been one for breakfast.  My stomach doesn’t really wake up until mid-morning.  Sure, I try to take the time to make a hot breakfast for my little boy before he heads off to school, whether that’s fried eggs and fresh tomatoes, or homemade oatmeal.  For the most part, I sip something first thing in… 

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Zingers

Jalapeno, Apricot and Bacon Zingers

I have a love of bacon.  No, really.  I love bacon.  All salty and sweet and meaty.  And that’s why I jumped at the opportunity to work with Applegate, the makers of amazing natural and organic bacon.  I’ve been known to skip a real dinner and head down with my husband to the local rum… 

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How to Make a Sourdough Starter

Love sourdough breads?  Wondering how to make your own sourdough starter?  It’s easy.  While the internet is full of sourdough starter recipes that call for odd ingredients like pineapple juice, orange juice, potato flakes or sugar water, to make a truly good sourdough starter you need just three things: flour, water and time.  It’s easy,… 

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Glowing Ghost Gummies for Halloween

As Halloween rolls around each year, I look for new ways to my son’s favorite holiday: homemade costumes and decorations, special treats and natural and organic candies that we pile into a bucket on our doorstep for any little goblins, witches and ghouls that might come calling. So we make sugar cookies, and honey caramel… 

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Easy Weeknight Meals: No Recipe Frittata

Late in the afternoons, after my husband and I pick up our son from school, drop him off (and pick him up again) at his martial arts class, I find myself tired, and far too harried to try to worry about supper. So I look for easy recipes, things I can throw together in a… 

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