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Photo Sneak Peeks

Photo Sneak Peeks

Thanks so much for all your kind words on my last post – it really made my day(s) to feel an outpouring of love for this little project. And speaking of project, how could I even think of giving this blog up, when I just went through my photo files and rediscovered all these “lost” [...]


VeganMoFoV [9]: Roasted Radishes

VeganMoFoV [9]: Roasted Radishes

My new favorite thing is roasted or sauteed radishes.  It’s like the tastiest potato you ever had, but with a firmer texture and a more delicious flavor!  If the “bite” of a raw radish is too much for you, fear not, for this method really tames the spice, too. It’s the kind of delight that [...]


Hush-Hush: 5 Courses

Hush-Hush: 5 Courses

I’ve posted about another secret restaurant before; this weekend we had our fourth since beginning almost a year ago.  So many in attendance asked me to blog about the food that I’m doing it before I forget what I made! Our amazing designer friend created a beautiful dining area for 24; three tables of 8, [...]


Fresh Cherry-Meyer Lemon Coconut Tarts

Fresh Cherry-Meyer Lemon Coconut Tarts

[Thank you everyone, for your very kind words regarding my recent life changes.  It means a great deal to me!] I don’t watch a lot of tv (in fact, we don’t even own a television set and haven’t for close to 3 years), but that doesn’t mean that pop culture references escape me.  Or, rather, [...]


Sauteed Ramp and Wild Rice Salad

Sauteed Ramp and Wild Rice Salad

I don’t know about the rest of you, but here in Minnesota, spring has decided to be, well, a bit summer-y.  Highs around 70 confuse me and try to tempt me into planting my garden, but I know I need to hold off a bit longer or risk an April (sometimes early May!) frost.  So [...]


Cardamom-Peach Amazake Scones

Cardamom-Peach Amazake Scones

Eager to try out some amazake-sweetened baked goodies, this recipe truly started out as an attempt at muffins.  But when I mixed my batter together I realized there was no way it was thin enough to become muffins, so I whipped out a sheet pan instead.  And twenty-five or so minutes later I was sinking [...]


Amazake and Friday's Lunch

Amazake and Friday's Lunch

Friday morning I woke up and pulled my amazake ferment out of the fridge, blended it with a bit of water and heated some with cinnamon and ginger.  Yum!  What a great start to the day.  For those not familiar with amazake, it is traditionally a sweet fermented rice drink, but can be made with [...]


Recent Treats

Recent Treats

I’m trying to take more pictures because I’ve felt a bit out of practice, even if I don’t have any new recipes to post, so I can motivate myself to keep the blog attended to (unlike some periods in the past).  So more daily and random updates to come, hopefully, including my delving into fermentations!  [...]


GF Coconut Lime Cupcakes with Avocado Lime Frosting

GF Coconut Lime Cupcakes with Avocado Lime Frosting

Life is sweet. So far gluten-free baking has been a lot of trial and error, a lot of disappointments and some minor successes.  But this recipe has been a definite success!  I gave a mini-bundt cake version made from leftover batter to a friend of mine and she told me “I hope you wrote down [...]


Today we un-cooked.

Today we un-cooked.

Kim (from the Affairs of Living blog) and I finally got together today to make some food following our initial so-so experiment with a savory scone a few months back.  I’ll admit I was both excited and nervous to make raw food with Kim, because her list of food allergies is long (we’re talking far, [...]