Peach Grunt

Filed in Recipes From the Garden by on August 23, 2018 2 Comments
Peach Grunt

Marry the northeast and the northwest! Make an old-fashioned New England grunt with luscious peaches from Washington State. Baking is one of my all-time favorite hobbies. It seems a miracle that you can mix flour, sugar and various other ingredients, pop the whole thing in the oven and end up with crusty bread or chewy […]

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Sourdough Pfefferneusse Cookies

Filed in Real Food by on December 22, 2017 0 Comments
Sourdough Pfefferneusse Cookies

Make a big batch of these not-too-sweet cookies this weekend. They will last all through the holidays. It’s interesting how many of our Christmas traditions originated in Germany. The Christmas tree, marzipan, and these delightfully spicy cookies known as “pepper nuts.” I am not a big cookie eater. In fact, I’ve been known to say […]

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DIY Nutella Frozen Yogurt

Filed in Real Food by on February 4, 2017 0 Comments
DIY Nutella Frozen Yogurt

Celebrate World Nutella® Day and National Frozen Yogurt Day with this easy-to-make treat. Are you ready for the big day tomorrow? No, I am not talking about the Super Bowl. This is even bigger! February 5th is not only National Frozen Yogurt Day, it’s also World Nutella® Day this year. Frozen yogurt is good. Nutella® […]

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Light and Lemony Fruitcake

Filed in Real Food by on November 2, 2016 4 Comments
Light and Lemony Fruitcake

Mini sweet-tart fruitcakes make the perfect gifts. Want to be especially popular this holiday season? Want to skip all of that “what do I buy for everyone” anxiety? Want a gift that’s easy, can be prepared this weekend, and is perfect for both your boss and your mother? I have the answer. Fruitcake. No, not […]

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Make Your Own Candied Orange Peel

Filed in Canning and Preserving, Uncategorized by on December 8, 2015 0 Comments
Make Your Own Candied Orange Peel

It’s easy to make homemade candied orange peel. Use it in fruitcake or dip it in chocolate for a decadent treat. If you, like me, have a great affinity for oranges, there are probably plenty of orange peels hanging out on your counter. It seems like such a waste to throw them away. Luckily it’s […]

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Easy Apple-Pear Crisp Recipe

Filed in Recipes From the Garden by on September 29, 2015 2 Comments
Easy Apple-Pear Crisp Recipe

Sometimes the old-fashioned way is the best way, like with this sweet-tart apple-pear crisp. Update: If you are interested in apples in general, and in the health aspects of apples in particular, check out this lengthy and informative article over at Well-Being Secrets. There are lots of other interesting articles there too, with info about […]

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Make Your Own Rose Syrup

Filed in Canning and Preserving by on September 1, 2015 1 Comment
Make Your Own Rose Syrup

Roses aren’t just beautiful, they taste good too! Turn your backyard roses into a flavored syrup. I’ve mentioned this before, but it has been a challenging garden year here in the Northwest. Drought, heat, and low irrigation water don’t add up to a lush garden. So I have been foraging a bit more than usual […]

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Ginger Ice Cream with Fig Jam Ripple

Filed in Real Food by on August 27, 2015 0 Comments
Ginger Ice Cream with Fig Jam Ripple

Celebrate the end of summer with this unusual homemade ice cream recipe. We don’t always want vanilla. Yes, vanilla is America’s favorite ice cream flavor, but sometimes we want something a little different. Something unpredictable. Maybe something more grown-up than Mint Chocolate Chip or Rocky Road. Something that you won’t find at the local grocery […]

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Dairy-Free Watermelon Sherbet

Filed in Recipes From the Garden by on July 24, 2015 1 Comment
Dairy-Free Watermelon Sherbet

Watermelon sherbet is a refreshing treat on a hot summer’s day. It’s watermelon season. Sweet and juicy, maybe nothing says summer more than watermelon. I remember planting watermelon seeds in third grade as a school project. I babied that seedling, and with my father’s help managed to coax a small watermelon out of it before […]

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Buttermilk Grape-Nuts Ice Cream Recipe

Filed in Real Food by on July 18, 2015 0 Comments
Buttermilk Grape-Nuts Ice Cream Recipe

Tomorrow is National Ice Cream Day! Celebrate with this tangy, chewy, New England favorite.   New Englanders love ice cream. Seems strange, but even though New England is one of the coldest areas of the country, the natives eat more ice cream than elsewhere. When I was growing up, heading to the local soft-serve place […]

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