gifts from the kitchen

Honeycake

Honeycake - The honey you choose will influence the flavor of the cake. Summer honeys are often lighter and more delicate than the richer late summer, early fall darker honeys. [...]

By |2020-04-01T20:33:51+00:00April 1st, 2020|0 Comments

Pumpkin Pie Spice

Pumpkin pie spice is simply a mixture of our most beloved warming, sweet spices. It's fantastically simple to put together yourself whether you use ready ground herbs or grind them yourself.

By |2019-10-23T18:14:52+00:00October 23rd, 2019|0 Comments

Pumpkin Butter

Rich, fragrant and comforting, pumpkin butter is welcome food at my breakfast table. It truly requires very little work and when made with fresh pumpkin or squash its color [...]

By |2019-10-23T18:58:48+00:00October 23rd, 2019|0 Comments

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 [...]

By |2019-09-18T13:02:21+00:00September 17th, 2019|0 Comments

Chocolate Zucchini Cake

By mid summer I often find myself overrun with zucchini, even from one meager plant. Bless its zeal! What better way to use up some of the summer squash [...]

By |2019-10-17T15:46:57+00:00July 6th, 2019|0 Comments

Almond Shortbread Cookies

Before practicing Asian medicine, I was a florist.  Our flowers were shipped in from a distributor in Chinatown in San Francisco.  Every year at Chinese [...]

By |2020-01-06T18:02:36+00:00January 23rd, 2019|0 Comments

Apple Cider Vinegar Taffy

Vinegar taffy?  Oh, yes.  My family would start making candies to give as Christmas gifts right after Thanksgiving.  This is a variation on an old family favorite recipe. It may [...]

By |2018-12-03T23:47:23+00:00December 1st, 2017|0 Comments