Over this last year, teff has quickly become one of my favorite flours to play with. It’s tiny grains have a melt-in-your-mouth effect that I think is truly unique. Slightly nutty in flavor, I have found it is versatile in its uses and oh-so-good when paired with chocolate….
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There’s something so nostalgic about baking cookies. Whether you’ve made a cookie recipe a million times or never, the ritual is a familiar one. Combining the dough, taking a little taste only to make sure its just right, rolling it in your hands, filling the baking sheet with even rows, and waiting anxiously to try the first one out of the oven….
I have yet to decorate for the holidays, but I’m happy to report that my kitchen has started the festivities in full force. Or, if you count the white string lights we left wrapped around the industrial piping that zig-zags back and forth across our ceiling, then we’re already done.
Roasted hazelnuts are one of my very favorite things to pull out of the oven. Their aroma and the shedding of their thin, wispy skins allows hazelnuts to transform into cookies, crisps, and other delectable baked goods….
Strawberries are pretty much the best, aren’t they? They are so special that there is a Cherokee legend about the first strawberries. The story goes like this. The First Man and the First Woman on Earth have an argument. Upset, the Woman leaves and heads out towards the forest. The Man takes off after her but she is already too far ahead. The Man pleads to the Creator that he do something to slow the Woman down so that he can catch up. Along the Woman’s path, the Creator places berries of all kinds – blackberries, huckleberries, gooseberries. She doesn’t pause to look at any of them. The Creator then places the first strawberry plants along her route and she stops to take in the beautiful leaves and berries. She tastes one, then another. She continues to eat the sweet berries and her anger towards the Man melts away. The Woman gathered up as many strawberries as she could and started home, reuniting with the Man on the path back.
I can pretty much relate to the allure of the strawberry. They’ve been a staple around here for the last few weeks as evidenced by my strawberry rhubarb sorbet and double chocolate chip cookies with strawberry-coconut cream. I can’t say strawberries have helped smooth over any of our disagreements (what disagreements?!), but they sure make the spring and summer months a little sweeter….
You know fall is in full swing when the pumpkin end-of-aisle displays in the grocery store rival the apple end-of-aisle displays. That’s not really a problem in my book, and it is not unusual to find me standing in the grocery store looking slowly and carefully at each and every “you won’t believe it’s pumpkin” item.
I’m a sucker for seasonal food marketing.
So you better believe that since the #virtualpumpkinparty is blowing up the inter webs today with all things pumpkin, you know where to find me.
Sara of Cake Over Steak and Aimee of Twigg Studios are hosting the #virtualpumpkinparty, and over a 100 food bloggers have joined in to bring you delicious pumpkin-filled recipes that are sweet, savory, and everything in-between. My contribution to the pumpkin potluck? This easy pumpkin bread….
This last weekend it was as if someone waved a magic wand and spring magically appeared. 70 degrees in February for a few days was absolutely glorious. And now it’s cold again. But, you guys, spring is coming.
Besides the potential changing of seasons, this week marks two years in this space! I had to go back and make sure that was correct – time has seemed to have flown in light years and cookies. The first year of this little blog’s life had sporadic posts as I documented those recipes that helped me in the learning process of baking gluten-free. The more success in the kitchen I had, the more time I wanted to devote to this space. Gluten-free baking can be good!! (This is what I want to yell from the rooftops sometimes)….