Wild Rice Cranberry Muffins with Flaxseeds and Coconut Milk

Wild Rice Cranberry Muffins with Flaxseeds and Coconut MilkWild Rice Cranberry Muffins – Tasty, Moist & Satisfying

We spent a long weekend with extended family in and around Elbow Lake, Minnesota last month. That’s where Paul grew up on a farm. While at his brother’s farm we took a spin on a cushy 3-wheel bike called a Spyder. Our sweet grandson joined in the fun on his tricycle. Continue reading

Roasted Sweet Potato Poblano Quesadillas

Roasted Sweet Potato Poblano QuesadillasRoasted Sweet Potato Poblano Quesadillas
with Blue Cheese, Cilantro and Fresh Lime Juice

Savory, sweet, bold and mildly hot. I’d forgotten just how flavorful and satisfying Roasted Sweet Potato Poblano Quesadillas are. After seeing a number of recipes this past week for celebrating Cinco de Mayo, I remembered this recipe for quesadillas. We used to serve them when Continue reading

Pear Pomegranate Crisp with Maple Pecan Topping

Pear Pomegranate Crisp with Maple Pecan Topping Pear Pomegranate Crisp – Even Better with Coconut Cream

Naturally sweet, juicy pears and tart-sweet pomegranate molasses combine lusciously with the pecan studded and cardamom spiced oat topping. Being mostly fruit, Pear Pomegranate Crisp works as well for dessert as it does for brunch and for celebrations. Celebrations such as Valentine’s day, Continue reading

Stuffed Mushroom Caps Topped with an Egg or Not

Stuffed Mushroom Caps Topped with an Egg or NotStuffed Mushroom Caps Topped with an Egg or Not – A Kitchen Experiment

After a few days of contemplating just how we would enjoy some very special eggs, I was ready to experiment and create a new recipe. Along with the fresh herbs now in the garden, everything was in place. As you can see, it took a few attempts to get the Stuffed Mushroom Caps Continue reading

Crustless Quinoa Quiche with Greens

Crustless Quinoa Quiche with GreensCrustless Quinoa Quiche – Scrumptious & Satisfying

What a week. Neither soup nor spread nor strawberries nor saag came out to my liking. Each recipe needed work (as in lots of work) before it would be ready to share with you. Fine, I thought, I won’t post this week. Then Sunday morning I saw a recipe online that looked interesting. With a few adjustments in ingredients and techniques, we thoroughly enjoyed a Crustless Quinoa Quiche with Greens Continue reading

Green Smoothies for Breakfast – Week One

Green Smoothies for Breakfast – Week OneGreen Smoothies – Going for Greens

It’s been green smoothies for breakfast for us for a week now. We were inspired by the passion of our dear friends Olivia and Christopher. They’ve been drinking green smoothies daily for about two months and loving how great they feel. We left their home excited to give green smoothies a try. Continue reading

Nashi Pearls & Mandarins (Asian Pears & Tangerines)

Nashi Pearls & Mandarins (Asian Pears & Tangerines)Nashi Pearls – Luscious, Light & Lovely

What a challenge I gave myself. Coming up with a dessert for this Saturday’s Flavors of Japan cooking class wasn’t easy. Classic Japanese meals usually end on a savory rather than sweet note. Although sweets are loved in Japan, they’re more likely to be served with tea in the afternoon. Continue reading