Vodka cocktail: Thyme n’ Lime

I’ve been wanting to make herb-infused vodka for awhile now and finally tried it with some excess thyme that somehow survived the brutal summer it’s endured in my garden. Herbs are so fun to use in different ways, and if you have a garden you know you can really...

Gluten-free scones with cinnamon and brown sugar filling

It’s rare that I come up with a recipe in the pastry or bread category that comes out perfect the first time. Now, this is a pretty basic gluten-free scone recipe, but I altered the ratios of butter, cream and yogurt and played with the spices and extracts for...

Coconut Madelines: a Gluten Free Dessert Cookie

Yesterday I was craving coconut macaroons, but I really wanted to try out my new Madeline pan. So, these coconut madelines were born. These are good enough to have with your morning coffee for a luxurious treat and fancy enough to make for company. I used a combo of...

Green chili and sweet potato frittata

Frittatas are just too easy not to try them with everything. This one has green chili and sweet potatoes and is just the thing for a fall breakfast. Ingredients: Two tablespoons butter One small onion , diced 1 cup chopped sweet potatoes 3/4 cup raw, diced green chili Five...

A vodka cocktail with thyme, lime and champagne

I’ve been wanting to make herb-infused liquor for awhile now and finally tried it with some excess thyme that somehow survived the brutal summer it’s endured in my garden. I strained it after three days and it really made a nice, subtle, earthy difference in the flavor of this...

Galette with cherry-blackberry filling

Last night I made what I’ll call a lazy galette… lazy because I used a store-bought crust but I’ll tell you the cherry-blackberry combo made up for it! Recipe below: For the galette One store-bought pie crust rolled out on a sheet of parchment paper and baking sheet2 cups...

Brownies with hidden veggies

Brownies are asked for all the time in my house. It is difficult to get just the right combo of chewiness and fluffiness – the ratios have to be just right to get them how you like them. I have probably made 20 different brownie recipes and experimented with...

Muffins with buckwheat, Oats and Raisins

What could be better than coffee and muffins? I made a latte with some Javy coffee concentrate microdose and it was a perfect match. These muffins are gluten-free and made with buckwheat, oats and raisins. Why muffins with buckwheat? I chose buckwheat as a base for these muffins because...

Salmon baked with Thyme with Corn Salad

Need a fresh salmon and salad idea for your summer menu? Try this corn salad I paired with baked thyme salmon: For four:Four ears of cornTen sprigs of asparagus1/2 red onion3 medium sized tomatoes1 avocado1 orange or yellow bell pepper1/4 c. Lime juiceHandful of fresh herbs (I used chives,...

Coconut Madelines: a Gluten Free Dessert Cookie

Yesterday I was craving coconut macaroons, but I really wanted to try out my new Madeline pan. So, these coconut madelines were born. These are good enough to have with your morning coffee for a luxurious treat and fancy enough to make for company. I used a combo of...

Tuna Tostadas: an Easy Dinner Idea

This is not your regular tostada. This is a piled-high chip-full of perfection. Fish tostadas are something I’ve made a lot over the years and it is always a crowd pleaser. And it’s sooo easy… it’s basically nachos. This one has feta cheese and seared tuna with a drizzle...

Buckwheat, Oat and Raisin Gluten-Free Muffins

What could be better than coffee and a muffin? I made a latte with some Javy coffee concentrate microdose and it was a perfect match. These muffins are gluten-free and made with buckwheat, oats and raisins. Recipe below: Makes 12 standard size muffins:1/2 c gluten free flour (I use...