Grain free Gingerbread Layer Cake with Pumpkin Maple Mascarpone Frosting

I ALWAYS think I’m going to hold out on summer forever, and then – something happens… It may have something to do with pumpkins ripening – looking so earthy and appealing, and the Canadian geese honking overhead as chilly days commence. Whatever it is, gingery, spicy, pumpkin pleasures were on my mind as I conjured…

“You put the Lime in the Coconut” Banana Bundt Cake

Summertime … calls for light and refreshing life … And this beautiful, tart/sweet cake can help! It’s gluten free of course… I wouldn’t have it any other way 🙂 I’ve been playing around – recipe development with bananas and cake and gluten free, whims and versions and revisions. This one is pretty close to perfect,…

GF Fresh Fennel Picnic Cake with Lemon Marscapone Frosting

Ah, the warm, green days of summer … I remember you well and am hankering for your return! I began this post in the explosion of that green and expansive energy, thrilled to have inherited a community garden plot with volunteer FENNEL sprouting up and maturing several plants plus an absolutely prodigious number of seeds….

Quinoa Flour Pumpkin & Chocolate Bread

I’ve been having a grand time testing this beautiful bread with different flour blends, and to me, this quinoa flour version creates the best: a fabulous, nutty bread with lovely, cake-like texture. The added bonus is grinding the quinoa flour myself, in my trusty coffee grinder. (I grind mine on the “fine” grind option, twice….

Grain-free! The Perfect Almond Flour Bundt Cake

I have been so excited to finally, FINALLY bake with almond flour, and that moment actually arrived when I had the perfect occasion. My housewarming party. 🙂 I am loving my new environs, and couldn’t wait to celebrate and entertain a few friends. I was going all out in a smallish way, without a lot…

Lemon Cardamom Bundt Cakes and Last of the Year Treasures

No matter the trials, 2016 also has had many moments of beauty. Just a few days ago, I had the good fortune to be asked to house sit for friends who live in a sweet, big old farm house out in the country. This heart display, among many other things welcomed me. Remember to stop…

Double Coconut Chocolate Brownies on a Perfect Fall Day

Now I truly don’t know which is better. These double coconut chocolate brownies, or this perfect fall day. I’ll let you decide. Go on. Sit yourself down and try one. There’s coffee, too, dark Italian roast from Steaming Bean out of Telluride. In French Limoges Haviland third generation china cups, on the old front porch….

Dark Chocolate and Date Oat Flour Muffins

I had gone long weeks without any sweets – other than apples, bananas and carrots – and that was grand. But I was ready to bite into a cakey, muffiny pleasure. I must confess, in all my gluten free days, I had never baked with oat flour. To be sure, unless the oats be gluten…

Winter Solstice Blessings, Love … and Pfeffernusse

From my hearth to your heart Winter solstice is a time of love. Speak it, think it, be it, do it. Let it shine! Stay filled with Light in this time of darkness. And while you’re at it, it’s a lovely time to bake some cookies. Pfeffernusse Besides being one of my favorite cookies to pronounce,…