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….

Eat Local Challenge : Grilled Corn and Chevre Stuffed Poblano Chilies

Slow Food International’s Eat Local Challenge continues and I am getting caught up on my posts! Going to the Farmer’s Market down town Fort Collins, Colorado was even sweeter as I encountered this amazing mural just across the street. The autumn mood was definitely present and influencing my choices for dinner that evening. There’s a…

Mexican Mole’ Pumpkin Coconut Soup

This week I picked the last marigolds from the garden, and harvested lots of fennel seed, chives and thyme. Loads of tomatoes, beets too, and butternut squash. With a chill in the air, and now having weathered our first snow of the season, my yearly reluctance to jump into autumn is fading a little, because…

Ginger Plum Butter

  Italian plums will always remind me of my mom when we were growing up, her delight when plum season arrived in the summertime, and her two bite technique for eating these plums out of hand, deftly plucking the pit from the halved fruit and forging ahead with the second bite without a hitch. She…

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…

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…