Day Three : Eat Local Challenge : Glass Gem Cornmeal Pancakes and Elderberry Honey Syrup

Launching into Day Three of the Eat Local Challenge and the breakfast I made has brought me the most joy so far on this three week (and probably beyond) ride! These sweet stacks of silver dollar pancakes began their history in 2013, when I grew the magical Glass Gem corn in our garden on the…

Day Two : Eat Local Challenge : Raw Milk Butter Making and Spaghetti Squash Alfredo

Day Two of my Eat Local Challenge! It began with a cup or two of that delicious locally roasted Columbian Peritus Coffee, then – a totally local vegetable frittata. Let me back up and just remind you that – for three weeks beginning October 16, I have taken the plunge to eat local foods for…

Banana Muffins with Lavender and Fresh Ginger reading The Tijuana Book of the Dead

I began this post months ago, yet … banana muffins with lavender and fresh ginger sounded excellent on this slightly cooler, rainy-ish summer day. It’s the 4th anniversary of Pachamama’s Beautiful Food today, so why not celebrate with a second post. I have loved the gardens I shared with you in these past four years,…

The April Fool’s Day Banana, along with a tasty recipe for Banana Jam

Long ago, in the cavern of time, when I was a young mom and my son was 8 or 9, there was the celebrating of every holiday together, and particular fun come April 1st. According to the scholarly words of Wikipedia: “April Fools’ Day (sometimes called All Fools’ Day) is an informal holiday celebrated every year on…