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, brushed with even more oil and topped with crumbled ewe’s milk cheese, sesame seeds and honey.  The combination of whole grain spelt flour coupled with ewe’s… 

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water kefir grains

How to Brew Water Kefir (a quick tutorial)

Water kefir, a fermented beverage teeming with beneficial bacteria, is remarkably simple to prepare  and often more palatable than other probiotic tonics like kombucha and beet kvass.   Similar in flavor to a dry, slightly fizzy lemonade, water kefir is pleasant and even small children can enjoy it.   When my son was littler than… 

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Strawberry & Rhubarb Compote with Honey Custard

  Spring inches its way forward, blossom by blossom, bee by bee and leaf by leaf, but in the high country, winter still sleeps soundly at my doorstep, snow continues to fall with unyielding abandon and I crave the sun. So we pack our bags, hop in the car, and hightail it out of the… 

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Recipe: Homemade Orange Creamsicles

Creamsicles.  Don’t you love them?  I mean, really now, how can you not adore them in all their icy, creamy glory.  And when you taste homemade creamsicle, you’ll never miss the prepackaged, boxed versions. The other day, my son and I were resting on the soft grass in our front lawn, gazing at the clouds… 

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A Recipe: Sesame-Honey Candy

Sesame honey candy, or pasteli, is a traditional Greek confection which combines the simplest of ingredients to create a wholesome, natural treat featuring three simple ingredients: sesame seeds, honey and unrefined sea salt.  Often served for Easter, though a charming treat any time of the year, sesame honey candy are dense with sesame flavor and… 

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Blackberry Sorbet

Blackberry sorbet, with its deep, rich purple and its striking, mouth-puckering tartness, makes for a beautiful finish to a nourishing supper.  And while some families may prefer to balance their tartness with a touch of honey, we prefer to serve this blackberry sorbet without added sweetener so the full flavor of the berries, including their… 

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10 Healthy Treats for Kids

Preparing healthy treats for kids can be a challenge.   Picky palates seem to prefer junk over wholesome, natural and healthy treats, but even the pickiest kids may find a treat among this list of healthy treats for kids that suits their liking.   Many of these are stand-by healthy treats for my family: figs… 

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Vote Now for the Best Honey Recipe!

It’s time to vote for your favorite recipe for the firs month of the Clean Your Plate Challenge hosted here at Nourished Kitchen.   We have some lovely entries for the first month of the challenge, and I definitely found a few kinks to work out as we progress to next month’s challenge.   The… 

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Cinnamon Honey Ice Cream

Fresh cream is in season (don’t think of cream as a seasonal food? check out this post For the Love of Fresh Cream), and we’re making a lot of ice cream in our home.   It’s so simple to make, plus it helps me to get all those good fat soluble vitamins into my toddler’s… 

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Really Raw Ice Cream with Wildflower Honey & Blackberries

In the spring and summer months, when cows are grazing on fresh, green grass raw ice cream is a staple in our home.   Unlike conventional, cloyingly sweet ice creams, this ice cream is milder in is sweetness which allows you to more fully appreciate the flavor of fresh, raw cream and milk.