Gluten-Free

GLUTEN-FREE HEIRLOOM TOMATO TART W/MASCARPONE CRUST

We’re in that ‘between’ season which is the end-of-semester-regular-school-year and the start of summer-session teaching for The Professor; I think it may be one of my favorite weeks of the year because Spring has definitely arrived, the gardens are finally awake for another season and the morning light is bright […]

GLUTENFREE HUMMINGBIRD CAKE WITH LEMON MASCARPONE FROSTING

[grooveshark width=”250″ height=”40″ id=”37781667″ style=”metal”] Musical pairing – “Imagine” by John Lennon NOTE: I meant to post this last week but in the midst of attending Big Traveling Potluck in Los Angeles, I completely forgot; the cake is still fabulous – I really hope you’ll bake one! Sometimes one just […]

SHAVED BRUSSELS SPROUTS SALAD W/BROWN BUTTER VINAIGRETTE

[grooveshark width=”250″ height=”40″ id=”28607140″ style=”metal”] Musical pairing – “How To Tame Lions” by Washington The Professor and I celebrated our 15th wedding anniversary last month; and while we don’t normally celebrate the usual ‘Hallmark greeting card’ days like Valentine’s day et al, we do plan something special for our anniversary. […]

HOW TO MAKE GUACAMOLE

I won’t swear to this but I don’t believe I experienced the buttery goodness of an avocado until my family made the move to Arizona when I was 13. Because back in the day, (a) ‘seasonal’ really did mean seasonal – as in, if it’s not in season in my […]

SWEET POTATO FRITATTA W/CHORIZO & OLIVES

I am so. over. winter. No really, I am. This from someone who embraces each season, relishing the changes in the landscape, giddy over puffy, white clouds and bright blue skies as well as lover of rain clouds, fall leaves and the first snow . . . all within reason. […]

FENNEL SALAD WITH PRESERVED MEYER LEMONS

The Professor has left for campus, the house is quiet except for the hum of the humidifier and the occasional mew of a cat; a mix of sleet, rain and snow tumble from the cloudy, gray skies as a fickle Mother Nature straddles the weather fence in deciding which it’s […]

PRESERVED MEYER LEMONS

The Professor and I are in the midst of a minor bathroom renovation at the moment; thank goodness it’s a teeny half-bath in the Master bedroom because the plumbing and wiring in a house that is nearly 100 years old is enough to give both of us heart palpitations and […]

BEEF STEW WITH HORSERADISH SMASHED POTATOES

It’s mid-winter and while we’ve had one really good snow this season, as I look out my windows today, I see brown grass and bare trees – it all melted when the rains came whipping through a few weekends back. We’ve had a few additional days of snow but nothing […]

PARMESAN-PINK PEPPERCORN CRISPS

While I love a great pastry for breakfast and occasionally dessert, when it comes to snacks, I tend to land on the side of salty. And while there are a plethora of cookbooks on the market for all things sugary and sweet, the field is much smaller when it comes […]

MIXED NUTS MOLE

The Professor and I have been participating in the Verizon Midwest Savvy Gourmet program since June and we’ve had a blast testing a few of the products they offer – specifically the Motorola XYBoard and the LG Intuition. Both are fun to use, but more importantly, both are powerful workhorses […]