Recipe: Amarula Muffins (High Protein, Low Sugar, Gluten-free)

Look, I found yet another way to make moccachocarula muffins! Maybe most people wouldn’t care, but I do. And if you’re into stuff with lots of protein, no gluten and no added sugar (except what’s in the Amarula and chocolate, if you add chocolate), then it might be up your alley, too. If not, fear not. I’ll run out of … Read more

Parsley, sage, rosemary and bee balm (or, How to eat the prairie)

I was walking by the river near my house today and was delighted to see one of my favorite prairie plants blooming along the banks: Monarda fistulosa, also known as bee balm or wild bergamot. This charming flower is native to most of North America — and if you don’t have it in your neck of the woods, you might have one … Read more

Quick Dinner Recipe: Mixed Veggie Scramble with Radish Toast

We signed up for a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) share this year, paying a flat fee at the beginning of the growing season to a local farmer, who then delivers a box of fresh vegetables once a week. Getting a CSA subscription is more economical than buying an equivalent amount of vegetables at the grocery store, and some CSAs let you … Read more

Recipe: Mini spinach and red pepper quiches

The recipe is an adaptation of a quiche I first tasted at a Master Gardeners potluck many years ago. It was the best quiche I’d tasted in ages, so of course I pestered the cook for the recipe. It turned out to be something she’d clipped from a supermarket circular The secret ingredient is cottage cheese, which gives it a … Read more

Recipe: Slow cooker spinach and red pepper strata

My friend who lives near the bakery brought me some day-old loaves this week. Yay! The perfect excuse to make strata – an egg, cheese, bread and vegetable dish that’s as good for breakfast as it is for dinner. Think quiche, but easier. I used a whole grain sourdough loaf as the basis for the loaf. Sourdough is my favorite for … Read more