Basic Polenta

A staple for Native Americans, corn is both a vegetable and a grain.  The Italians also have a long standing love with polenta.  I am partial to it as a [...]

Baked Figs With Honey & Goat Cheese

Figs come into season in the late fall and early winter.  I love figs, and although they are not a native food to Idaho, I do indulge in a some [...]

Soft Cooked Amaranth

Amaranth is a tiny South American grain that was a staple food for the Aztecs.  It ranges from shades of rich gold to deep reds.  High in the essential amino [...]

Pumpkin Custard

This is actually one of my favorite breakfast recipes in the fall and winter.  The custard is easy to digest, and this recipe is high in protein. Put it in [...]

Cranberry Zucchini Bread

During the cooler months it’s time to seek warmth, rest and introspection. Longer cooking methods like stewing and baking help to move our energy inward and slow us down. Their warmth [...]

By | October 25th, 2017|Breakfast, Recipes, Winter recipes|0 Comments

Nut Milk

Nuts make excellent milk, each one lending its own unique flavor and nutritional benefits.  Make a thicker cream to pour over hot baked apples or make thinner to add to [...]

Stewed Dried Fruit

Stewed dried fruit is a great way to get in rich vitamins, fiber and flavor in the Winter. And it’s so simple. Serve as is in a small bowl or [...]

By | January 9th, 2017|Breakfast, My Blogs, Recipes, Winter, Winter recipes|1 Comment

Pumpkin EggNog (Pumpkin Juice)

Rich, dense and a bit sweet, this recipe isn’t as thick and cloying as the eggnogs that you buy from the store. If you prefer a thicker drink, decrease the [...]

Basic Granola

  Another staple in my kitchen. I make up a large batch of granola at a time, altering the flavors and ingredients every time–life is too short to always eat [...]

Dutch Baby (Puff Pancake)

A wonderfully fun breakfast dish–great for a lazy Saturday or Sunday. Serve with fresh berries, a little fresh lemon, powdered sugar and maple syrup. […]