Stocking the Traditional Foods Pantry

Stocking a Traditional Foods Pantry: What to Buy, Where to Buy It & How to Use It

Pulses What to Buy:  Pulses are legumes grown for human consumption, and they include lentils and beans.  Pulses are affordable and, when prepared properly, deeply nutritious … [Read more...]

Statitai

a recipe: staititai [ancient greek sesame & honey pizza]

Staititai, sweet, tart and perfumed by sweet bay and fragrant olive oil, is, perhaps, the ancient grandfather of modern day pizzas.  Soured spelt dough is first fried in olive oil, … [Read more...]

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Our Daily Bread: No-knead Sourdough

No-knead sourdough bread, with crisp crust and its ballooning airy pockets in the crumb, is our favorite bread.   And, recently, I've taken the time to return to the kitchen and my … [Read more...]

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My Favorite Things: Dolphin Watching, Fennel Pollen & the Mindful Carnivore

It’s hard to believe it’s the end of January already.  January feels like it’s flown by, and I’m still searching for my footing.  Putting the month behind me – having read some … [Read more...]

Grain-free Shortbread with Salted Caramel

Last week I shared my recipe for Grain-Free Shortbread Wedges, crumbly and buttery and just in time for the holidays. Now it is time to share how I morph that recipe into … [Read more...]

baking with coconut flour

How to Bake with Coconut Flour: Tips & Tricks for Using this Gluten-free Flour

Have you heard about the benefits of baking with coconut flour? As the interest in grain-free diets continues to rise, many cooks are looking to coconut flour for their baking.  … [Read more...]

a recipe: italian red torpedo onion gratin with fresh herbs

Onion gratin with fresh herbs is one of those special indulgences: fragrant, rich with cream and herbs.  It’s an old-fashioned dish with no pretense.  It’s comfort food at its … [Read more...]

A Recipe for Winter: Apple & Spice Dutch Baby Pancake

Dutch baby pancakes, puffy and golden brown, are my go-to dish for wholesome and nourishing breakfasts.  At night, when I’ve tucked my son into his cotton quilts and woolen … [Read more...]

A Recipe: Ketchup for Real Food Lovers

Homemade ketchup – it sounds complicated as though you’d spend all day in the kitchen pounding your way through vats of tomatoes and slowly simmering them away in kettles on a … [Read more...]