Carrot Ginger Sandwich Cremes

cremes2Whenever I have a potluck to go to my mind immediately starts poring over the recipes I consider reliable favorites. Then my thoughts shift into high gear and I start thinking about what else I might make. The next thing I know I’m up to my neck in ingredients trying to come up with something new. Continue reading

Puntarelle Two Ways

puntarelle-saladI’d been eyeing Tomatero’s puntarelle for a while, but it’s an intimidating looking green. I love chicory–even more so since our trip to Rome last year, but this stuff still looked a little too sci fi for me. And given it’s typical to trim the voluminous outer leaves away, I didn’t like the waste element. The outer leaves look a lot like dandelion greens, so I decided to cook rather than toss them. Both were delicious and round out a meal rather nicely, giving you a crisp salad and warm side to go with your main course. Continue reading

Fruity Nutty Breakfast Bread

breadThe making of this bread was an accident. I was going for something that could be used as a base for a dense, dark, rich Melba toast cracker, but this was far too delicate, absolutely impossible to cut thin. But it tasted good. What I like about it, is its nearly complete lack of refined sugar. It is only lightly sweet. Continue reading