After talking about it for years, Shawn and I finally signed up for a farmshare/CSA type thing-y. Yup – in November. Not exactly prime harvest time here in upstate New York, but I’m determined to make it work. I figure as packed as my cabinets are, as long as I have a steady stream of […]
This tender spice cake studded with apples and crystallized ginger is perfect on it’s own or layered with lemon yogurt, parfait-style. I really, really wish there was a way to transport smell over the internet because this apple gingerbread cake smells DIVINE. Standing over it and inhaling deeply is almost as good as actually eating […]
The Deep South meets the Middle East with these stuffed collard greens, inspired by dolmas (stuffed grape leaves). They’re not the prettiest things to ever come out of my kitchen, but they’re definitely tasty! Enjoy them as a snack, as an accompaniment to grilled meat, or on top of a salad. This recipe is a […]
Pear and Almond Crumble, seasoned with a pinch a cardamom, is a unique and delicious alternative to apple crisp. With a dollop of yogurt, it’s perfect for breakfast; with vanilla bean ice cream, it makes a wonderful dessert. It’s been years and years since I’ve had a crumble or crisp, but once I got the […]
I was so excited when I opened the mail the other day and saw that my latest shipment of Walkers shortbread included some Stem Ginger cookies. Along with Highlanders, they’re my very favorites! They have a really assertive ginger flavor, and are kind of like the best, butteriest gingersnaps ever. As tempted as I was to just eat them, I decided that I really wanted to make a recipe combining them with pears. The pear-ginger combination is just so perfect for fall.