gifts from the kitchen

Chocolate Zucchini Cake

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 [...]

By |2019-08-08T16:32:45+00:00July 6th, 2019|0 Comments

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 |2019-06-01T15:28:06+00:00May 25th, 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 |2019-05-25T00:36:25+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

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 |2018-12-03T23:48:11+00:00October 25th, 2017|0 Comments

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 [...]

By |2018-12-03T23:49:31+00:00August 5th, 2016|0 Comments

Honey (or Maple) Spiced Nuts

Spiced nuts are staple in my kitchen.  I make up a large batch and freeze them. A small bowl is set out on the counter for snacks, we toss them [...]

By |2018-12-03T23:50:27+00:00July 24th, 2016|0 Comments