Strawberry and Fig Galette with Tahini Honey Cream

I had never made a galette before, but spotted them all over the blogosphere.  They are beautiful and elegant, but look even easier to make then a double-crusted pie or a tart because they consist of a single pie crust with filling loosely piled in and the edges simply folded over.  When I had beautiful fresh figs just waiting to be used and some yummy local strawberries that paired with them well, I figured it was the perfect time to try out... Read More

Whole Wheat Raspberry Rhubarb Scones

Ii started this recipe with an hour left before I had to walk out the door for improv practice, and somehow still pulled it off.  We had just gone berry picking that morning at Underwood Farms so there was a pound plus of fresh raspberries staring me down, with a few ants still crawling on them and juice already leaking from the container.  The farm also had a small market where I spotted fresh rhubarb for the first time, so I grabbed it without... Read More

Cilantro Lemon Orzo with Toasted Almonds

This is one of those recipes that happened on accident, based on the limited contents of my fridge.  Thankfully, the lemon and cilantro’s bright flavors compliment the hardiness of the whole wheat orzo and toasted almonds in all the right ways.  At first I thought it might be a sort of pasta salad, served cold and perfect for a picnic or packed lunch.  But as I couldn’t resist nibbling on it immediately, I realized it could also... Read More

Maple Glazed Shallot Rolls

I’ve been getting really into baking my own bread lately. Why buy loaves for sandwiches or buns for burgers at the grocery store when I can just bake them fresh myself!?  In the past few weeks this recipe has become a fast favorite of mine, it is a completely whole wheat roll that is soft, has a nice toasty crust and is filled with sweet caramelized shallots, accented with hints of pepper, cinnamon, and cumin. The secret is slow rising the... Read More

maple coriander rolls

i love making things from scratch, especially you have to put as much physical energy into someone as kneading bread dough, you can really let your energy become part of the food. for just that reasons i have been making my own bread lately. it’s relaxing, fun and really makes the taste difference. i would highly suggest playing around with your own recipes to see what you can cook up. Read More  Read More