Saturday Snow + New Potato and Leek Frittata with Spicy Greens and Feta

My eyes drank in the sunrise, waking slowly on this snowy Saturday morning. Freezing cold and spectacular the colors glowed, making my heart quiver as I absorbed in all this beauty. I made some strong coffee and began assembling breakfast. A big, delicious frittata. **I want to share with you that on my birthday this…

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…

The Glorious Green Smoothie

So simple, so delicious. Variations – all with scrumptious kale, have been my “first breakfast” for several weeks. “Second breakfasts” are usually local eggs and potatoes, or home-made cornbread and honey, or, whim of the moment…. When I started out my green smoothie routine I was using kale still available from the garden – a sweet mix…

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…

The Revelation of Home-made Oat Milk

A few days ago, I ran out of my customary carton of almond milk, early in the morning. A gray, blustery fall day. My breakfast appetite was yearning for oatmeal and honey, but without milk, hmmm! What to do? My answer to this question has created a revelation in my kitchen. Home made oat milk….

The Celestial Crepe

O! To the Yin and Yang of life! To these delicious GF crepes! Upon a closer look of this kitchen creation, a deep understanding of stars, orbits and all kinds of celestial goings on takes place when you behold. Do you doubt?! Look! True amazement in a humble crepe! I made just one yin yang crepe (the tail ends of…

Spring Crepes with Fresh Goat’s Milk Yogurt and Maple Sugared Violets

A sweet dessert to stun your loved ones with the fantastic fact that it is Spring… …started out like this, here’s the Girls giving some smooches… (take a visit to Rain Crow Farm in my herbed goat cheese au poivre post): …and then into the kitchen to make a batch of tangy, luscious goat’s milk yogurt….

Quadruple Coconut Chocolate Pancakes

Perfect for the weekend. Or a beautiful breakfast any day. When you have a little extra time to breathe…. These light, gluten free pancakes have a delicious quadruple dose of coconut: coconut flour – a high fiber, tender addition to the batter, coconut milk – luscious and pure, creamy coconut oil, plus flaked organic coconut…

Bee Heaven, Elderberry Syrup, and a Sunrise Smoothie

When I first visited this amazing Paonia, Colorado home in July of 2011, and was taken into the back yard, I fell in love. The grape bower made of old tree limbs, with a shady alcove to sit underneath -looking out at a rich garden plot beyond. And the towering bushes framing the garden, were loaded, LOADED with elderberries….