Month: July 2015

Recipe for Blackberry or Black Currant Sage Scones

Berry Sage Scones

When I was 18, I spent and summer in Scotland working on a little island called Colonsay. That is where I first discovered and fell in love with scones. And also put on 10 lbs in the span of one summer! Yes, I discovered more than just scones that year. Things like hearty meat pies! […]

Whole Food Green Smoothie with Swiss Chard, Cucumber, Celery, Ginger, Lemon, Apple

Healthy Summer Green Smoothies 3-Ways

Knocking back a concoction of powerful nutrients in one drink is a great way to give your body a super-charged start to the day. Smoothies are a great way to incorporate loads of nutrients and health boosting antioxidants into your morning routine. With local strawberries in full season for the greater part of June and […]

Fresh Lemon Balm Pesto with Basil and Cashews

Lemon Balm Pesto

I am always dreaming up ways to incorporate more fresh summer herbs into my diet. Pesto is just the way to do it! This time with fresh lemon balm & basil, cashews, tangy lemon, and parmesan (vegan alert: this also tastes great without the cheese!). Lemon balm is such a lovely herb. So beautifully fragrant […]

Homemade Orange Almond Granola Recipe

Orange Almond Granola

This delicious recipe is based on my friend Nettie’s original creation. Not only is Nettie a fabulous cook and host, but she is an especially amazing baker. We’ve been raving about her baking and urging her to do more of it for years now. And I must say, I, among others are pleased to see […]

German vs American Flour Equivalents

This is something that has continued to confuse me for years now. What is the difference between flour type 505 versus 1050 and all those other numbers in between? I understand that some flours (such as wheat and spelt) contain gluten. Gluten being the protein that forms when wheat flour and water are mixed together […]