Rose Tea Infused Deglet Noor Date Chocolate Fudge

How would you react if this platter of chocolate nirvana was set before you? With a huge smile and itchy fingers?? This dessert is a flamboyant hit. Perfect for a party, which I tried it out for last Sunday. And then, Wednesday night, too. It’s a crowd pleaser for sure. The idea came to me…

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,…

Summer Crepe Taco Stack with Bing Cherry Salsa

Excitement on a plate! Unique dessert crepe tacos – stacked in an irresistible tower for summer picnics, a lovely buffet, or just anytime… These light, gluten free crepes can be held in the hand to eat! Arrange your stack as tall as you like in an alternating pattern of fruit and whipped cream filled tacos. Then…

Quick Bites: Gingersnap Ginger Ice Cream Sandwiches

Summer time. It’s so lovely. Lovely  – and hot. I was thinking of quick bites for tomorrow’s gathering with my Colorado family, and the inspiration for homemade ice cream sandwiches popped into my head. Well, not quite homemade. I love Mi Del brand gluten free gingersnap cookies, and if you’ve ever had them, I’ll bet you do…

Lemon Verbena Shortbread

Doesn’t the smell of lemon verbena make you just swoon with delight?! This summer our plant in the garden grew by leaps and bounds, and I would literally stick my face in it, rub my fingers in the leaves and breathe in the scent in deep, luxurious breaths. When I traveled to Ecuador in the…

Cabernet Chocolate Truffles

Luscious, incredible, creamy, ecstasy invoking truffles… Flavored lovingly with one of the most intoxicating fragrances – the zested clementine… – and a good splash of Cabernet, simmered down to virtually a syrup, deepening the truffles with rich, concentrated, elusive mmmm. Having a little sip of wine as the afternoon rolled into evening, I could not resist making these…

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…

Chocolate Plum Buckle with Honey Whipped Cream

Oh, my my. Feeling decadent and rich with a sack full of fragrant plums, I decided to experiment the other night. Chocolate and spice and everything nice – gluten free, dreamy…. Summer is the time when you particularly get to choose to bake – or if you are attending family reunions, perhaps get to partake – of…

Coconut Rice, Peach and Ginger Dessert Spring Rolls

Roll #2. A smash hit at a birthday potluck badminton croquet party in the park yesterday. DESSERT spring rolls, delicious, with a spicy fruity dipping sauce to go with. What a beautiful day it was….it truly is finally spring time here in Paonia. Spring ROLL time. I’ve been on a spring roll roll the last…

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….

Welcoming Bees … in the Apricot Blossoms

There is always something to be grateful for. The heady buzzing, dizzying swoop and impulses of bees. I stand near the apricot blossoms, opening today in April 3rd sun, and the bees navigate instinctively, intently, all around me, paying me no mind. What is it like, guided by scent and temperature through the world? Diaphanous whir…