Crispy Ginger Molasses Cookies

Crispy Ginger Molasses CookiesCrispy Ginger Molasses Cookies – My New Favorite Cookie

Do you remember the Molasses Sugar Cookie recipe on the back of the bottle of Brer Rabbit Molasses? I certainly do. My college roommate and I baked them rather frequently. Crisp, chewy and spicy. Everything I wanted in a cookie (when I didn’t want chocolate chips). Continue reading

Green Tomato Chutney w/ Apples, Golden Raisins & Ginger

Green Tomato Chutney w/ Apples, Golden Raisins & GingerLots of Green Tomatoes

For two weeks I covered our flowers and vegetable garden to protect them from the low night-time temperatures. And then I stopped. With a forecast of snow and a low of 24 degrees, I gave up trying. So I harvested all the herbs and green onions and most of the Continue reading

Cucumber Salad w/ Ginger, Toasted Sesame Oil

Cucumber Salad w/Ginger & Toasted Sesame Oil

Cool as a Cucumber Salad

Two pounds of short and chubby cucumbers helped fill my basket to overflowing. These crisp and tasty farmers’ market beauties were destined for a Cucumber Salad from Ottolenghi’s cookbook, Plenty. Once home, I was so excited to get cooking, I charged ahead without taking a moment to read through the recipe in advance. Continue reading

Kvass w/ Beets, Carrots & Ginger – Supertonic & Super Beverage

Beet/Carrot/Ginger Kvass – Supertonic & Super BeverageCultured Kvass – A Taste Worth Acquiring

“Fermentation January” continues. Today I’m adding the cultured beverage known as kvass to our repertoire of health-supporting, fermented and unheated foods. Perhaps you’re already familiar with this gorgeous violet-hued superfood and supertonic. Eastern Europeans have long revered Continue reading

White Kimchi — Step-by-Step Recipe for Health

White Kimchi Step-by-StepWhite Kimchi—Fresh, Mild & Easy Recipe for Korean Spicy Pickled Cabbage

My mouth begins to water just thinking about my homemade white kimchi. Still amazes me that just a few months ago I had never thought of preparing white kimchi or any other kind of kimchi. Especially since I had only tried it maybe once or twice in my life. Continue reading

Rhubarb Apple ‘n Ginger Crisp

Rhubarb Apple 'n Ginger Crisp Memories of Grandma Mame

More often than not, when people talk about rhubarb the word grandma comes up in the conversation.

I first tasted rhubarb, stewed rhubarb actually, many years ago in my Grandma Continue reading

Stir-Fried Edamame w/ Garlic, Chili & Ginger

Stir-Fried Edamame w Garlic, Chili & Ginger My Sister Made Me Do It

But then, it didn’t take much for her to persuade me to try the edamame (eh-dah-MAH-meh) at El Segundo, California’s only Japanese restaurant. They were fun Continue reading