Do you love nuts? Is the feeling mutual? Or do nuts cause you digestive distress or “belly bedlam” as we like to call it. There is no doubt that nuts are an extremely nutritious snack. But did you know that nuts by nature are designed to give you tummy trouble? Continue reading
Cookies top my list of homemade holiday gifts for family and friends. Over the last few days I’ve created a gluten-free Linzer Thumbprint Cookie from the dough of one of the world’s great desserts, the Linzertorte. That their crisp, nutty texture, buttery and lightly-spiced flavor gets even better after a couple of days Continue reading
“You know, when you get your first asparagus, or your first acorn squash, or your first really good tomato of the season, those are the moments that define the cook’s year. I get more excited by that than anything else.” Mario Batali
Celebrate the End of Asparagus Season 2012
There’s another equally important and defining moment. It comes at the end of each season Continue reading
For almost 6000 years, quinoa (pronounced keen-wa)—known as the sacred grain of the Incas—has been cultivated in the Andean mountain regions of Peru, Chile and Bolivia. And yet quinoa is not a grain Continue reading
You’re One of the Few that Know
As a kid growing up in Southern California, I was a guest on the local Popeye Show featuring Tom Hatten and original Popeye cartoons. Kids from all over the greater Los Angeles area sent in a post card with their name and phone number. Continue reading
Roses are red, violets are blue, honey is sweet and so are you!
A Cake for All Reasons . . .
Moist, luscious, gluten-free, honey-sweetened Orange and Almond Cake is a great birthday cake, an excellent tea cake, a cake for Valentine’s Day Continue reading