Scrumptious Sorrel Tart

I made this tart for the first time last month, but it’s actually been two years in the making. The idea of using something like sorrel in a tart wasn’t even remotely on my radar until I read about it over on Tara’s blog (which is a must-read, if you haven’t already discovered it) almost two fullRead more

A Chocolate Valentine Treat

Happy Valentines day! I hope everyone is enjoying a break from the February blahs, and that you’re taking the time to indulge yourself in the obligatory V-day chocolate binge. If you haven’t yet made it to your local chocolate shop, all is not lost. In a matter of minutes you can whip up a batchRead more

I Clove Summer

Back in early October when the weather was dreary, I eagerly planted the first crop of the summer garden. Garlic may take a long time to turn from one lowly clove into a plump head packed full of them, but it’s worth every minute of the time involved – there aren’t many meals in thisRead more

Whole Wheat Apricot Scones

When it comes to food (well, it kind of applies to everything in my life actually), I tend to be a creature of habit. When I find a recipe that I like, I will make it over and over again until either the novelty has worn off, or I discover a new favorite.  I don’tRead more

Chocolate Avocado Muffins (with Raspberries)

Sounds a little weird, doesn’t it? But trust me, you are going to want to eat these muffins morning, noon, and night. I got the original version of this recipe from a friend several months ago, and have been in love ever since. They are delicious enough to be called cupcakes, but I stand firmRead more

Sour Puss

Ours is a family that loves big flavors.  Salty, bitter, spicy, sour – you name it, we love it.  Even the kids adore things like garlic, dijon mustard, kalamata olives, and tonic water, which is a dream for me, ’cause there’s no way I’d enjoy cooking nothing but plain pasta or white bread sandwiches. OneRead more

The Must Make Jam of Summer

If you’re a fan of peach and raspberry jams, then you’ve got to give this recipe a try.  It’s the perfect blend of the two flavors, which go together unbelievably well, and the color of the resulting jam is amazing. I made this for the first time a few years ago, and my kids lovedRead more

Chocolate Fix

I posted this recipe on my homelearning blog almost three years ago, but it’s still such a favorite of ours that I thought I would post it over here as well, especially as I’ve been intending to share low cost recipes. When trying to lower one’s food bill it’s critical to cut out non-essentials, butRead more

My Latest Favorite Cookbook and the Perfect Summer Potatoes

Well, there goes another month without a post! Oops. It’s no secret that I am a cookbook junkie, so I have no problem admitting that one of my favorite pastimes is spending hours pouring through the pages of a new cookbook, imagining how each dish will taste. Whenever I hear of a cookbook that soundsRead more

What A Sap

One of the first (and most drastic) food related price increases that I noticed over the past year or so was the cost of maple syrup. I found it hard to justify the high price of the real thing at the best of times, but when the price almost doubled last spring, there was noRead more