Matcha Almond Shortbread Hearts for Valentine’s Day

Matcha Almond Shortbread Hearts for Valentine’s Day Matcha Almond Shortbread – Rich, Tender and Slightly Crumbly

It’s been about nine months. That’s how long, off and on, that I’ve worked on perfecting these dairy and gluten-free Matcha Almond Shortbread. With my Flavors of Japan cooking class in a few weeks the pressure was on. Continue reading

Quinoa Couscous – Lighter, Fluffier, Tastier

Quinoa Couscous – Lighter, Fluffier, Tastier A Better Way to Cook Quinoa – Quinoa Couscous

After so many years of making and eating quinoa, it’s rather unbelievable that there just might be a better way to cook it. I’ve become a believer. Lighter, fluffier, tastier quinoa than we ever knew possible. I’m guessing you’ll be equally pleased once you taste quinoa made this new way Continue reading

Blueberry Toasted Pecan Pancakes with Chunky Applesauce

Blueberry Toasted Pecan Pancakes with Chunky ApplesauceBlueberry Toasted Pecan Pancakes – Light, Fluffy & Gluten-Free

By golly, I did it! And now you, too, can make these light, fluffy and very tasty gluten-free Blueberry Toasted Pecan Pancakes. Just last week I shared my disappointment with you. Replacing the whole wheat flour with a very high-end gluten-free flour mix made pancakes so awful Continue reading

Parsley Farro Salad w/ Red Pepper, Cashews & Feta

Parsley Farro Salad with Red Pepper, Cashews & FetaParsley Farro Salad – Variation on a Theme of Tabouli

With an abundance of vibrant green and nutrient-rich flat leaf and curly parsley still growing in our garden, I wanted to try something new. Leafing through Ottolenghi and Tamimi’s Jerusalem, I found my answer. Their Parsley & Barley Salad, a fall variation on tabouli, called for lots of parsley. Continue reading

Apricot Cherry Almond Crumble

Apricot Cherry Almond Crumble Apricot Cherry Almond Crumble from Summer’s Stone Fruit

Apricot Cherry Almond Crumble has all the juicy deliciousness of a pie in half the time. Velvety, smooth and tart-sweet golden-orange apricots contrast beautifully in color and taste with deep burgundy sweet cherries. Baked together they create a most gorgeous and luscious filling. Continue reading

Quince & Apple Crumble

Quince & Apple CrumbleAppreciating Quince

With their enticing fragrance and complex flavor, quince surely deserve even wider appreciation. A common fruit in the Middle East, throughout the Mediterranean and in parts of South America. Yet here in North America they can be difficult to find. They’re considered a “specialty food” Continue reading

Cranberry Hazelnut Biscotti — Gluten & Dairy Free

Cranberry Hazelnut Biscotti—Gluten & Dairy-Free Cranberry Hazelnut Biscotti for Holiday Giving

Did you know that classic Italian biscotti (bee/SKOHT/tee) traveled the seas with Columbus? While Cranberry Hazelnut Biscotti aren’t exactly the same as those biscotti, they are twice baked to remove excess moisture. It’s the twice baking Continue reading