Mushroom & Lettuce Omelet from above

Jul 21, 2016

Mushroom & Lettuce Omelet

Last week one of my CSAs practically apologized for their bounty of beautiful greens.  Imagine that!  No need to apologize, thank you, for sharing a box overflowing with fresh goodness!  I’ll just freeze kale with prosciutto and turn a bunch of lettuce into a mushroom & lettuce omelet.   As gardeners know, spinach, the classic omelet green, is not a fan … Continue reading

Cherry Maple Pecan Scones on Table

Jul 17, 2016

Cherry Maple Pecan Scones

Scones are one of my very favorite breakfasts.  Also a beloved snack with tea!  So when I got a (20 lb) case of fresh sweet cherries, I set my sights on making Cherry Maple Pecan Scones.  Now one of the big problems with scones is that many recipes are not exactly healthy.  They get their delicate crumb from a lot … Continue reading

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Feb 9, 2016

Quick Red Flannel Hash

Eating local is in.  At least during the summer.  Winter can be another story…  it probably calls for a lot more root vegetables than most people are comfortable with.  But if you think foods like beets can be scary, a breakfast of Red Flannel Hash might just change your mind.     Hash is probably best known as potatoes fried up … Continue reading

Gingerbread scones, served

Nov 29, 2015

Whole Wheat Gingerbread Scones

I love mornings–especially during the holidays.  And waking up to a sparkling Christmas tree calls for a special breakfast.  Cocoa and coffee for warmth. Sizzling bacon or sausage.  A tray of sweets for flannel-clad kids (or flannel clad Moms…). Today it holds gingerbread scones.   I used to be terribly intimidated by scones.  And for no good reason.  They have a … Continue reading

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Oct 18, 2015

Maple Glazed Whole Wheat Pumpkin Donuts

Is there any such thing as too many pumpkin recipes?   Given pumpkin’s great flavor—and super nutritional value, I’d say no!  It even comes dressed for fall!  My latest recipe is for Whole Wheat Pumpkin Donuts and I’ve done them two ways—first with a simple cinnamon sugar coating and then with a maple glaze.  I have to give credit where credit … Continue reading

A Piece of Vanilla Berry Cake

Aug 20, 2015

Sugar-Kissed Vanilla Berry Cake

Autumn is coming…   Nooooooo!  But berries, harbingers of summer, are still abundant in woodlands, farms and supermarkets.  After waiting so long for real summer (it feels like YEARS!), I can’t even think about giving it up.  So I’m making a Vanilla Berry Cake.   The original recipe came from the blog 101 Cookbooks.  Prepared with raspberries and whole wheat pastry flour, … Continue reading

Scandinavian Apple Cake, Served

May 17, 2015

Scandinavian Apple Cake

Can you think of a better excuse for (multiple) desserts than a holiday brunch? I can’t. But after making (somewhat indulgent) mini mocha cheesecakes for Mother’s Day, I decided I should do something a little healthier too. So I made a Scandinavian Apple Cake.  Even though apple season is over, I have a tub of frozen, sliced apples in my … Continue reading

Creasmsicle Martini Closeup

May 9, 2015

A Brunch Creamsicle Martini & a Giveaway

This year I wanted to do something  a little different for Mother’s Day brunch. The food always includes some new dishes but after many (many) years of mimosas, it was starting to feel like a beverage rut. So this year I am making Creamsicle Martinis.  The inspiration behind this shakeup comes from Nielsen-Massey, premier producer of fine vanilla products. They … Continue reading

Vanilla Plum Muffin, served

Apr 12, 2015

Vanilla Plum Muffins

Can I blame Martha Stewart for my diet failures? After all it was her PBS show that got me thinking about plum muffins. In the end I converted her recipe to something a bit healthier–less sugar, less fat, all whole wheat (pastry) flour—and still tasty enough to make twice in a row. So I guess I can’t complain after all. … Continue reading

Making a German Pancake

Mar 3, 2015

Dutch Baby or German Pancake

Pancakes are lucky.  They get celebrated twice a year. If you miss the first Pancake Day (Britain’s version of Fat Tuesday), there is another. Today in fact! And so I made a German Pancake, also known as a Dutch Baby Pancake.   This fun and classic dish is basically a giant popover–creamy, egg-y center, puffy, crisp sides. I’ve wanted to make … Continue reading

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