Mini Herb Or Fruit Clafoutis

Clafoutis, a dish popularized by Julia Child, are easy to make and endless in variety (see notes). Just think of them as mini quiches without the crust. They can be [...]

Rhubarb Compote

Rhubarb’s sour flavor is often overly tempered by too much sugar.  I prefer to keep it clearer, using either maple syrup or honey and controlling the amount of sweet going [...]

Apple Cider Vinegar Taffy

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

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Buckwheat Pancakes

Hardy little buckwheat pancakes are a fantastic start to the day.  Buckwheat, a gluten free grain, has a rich, nutty and slightly bitter flavor which melds beautifully with a little [...]

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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 [...]

Cranberry Cherry Chutney

Chutneys, jellies, jams and minced meats came about as a way to preserve vitamin and mineral rich fruits through the cold months. In some cases, the preserves were the main [...]

The Energetics Of Gluten Free Grains

Sometimes we need to limit or cut out certain foods in our diet for the benefit of our health. Gluten and glutenous grains are one such food. Our years of [...]

Teff Porridge

    Teff, the traditional grain of Ethiopia, dates back to 4000 BC and is the smallest grain in the world.  It’s produced in Ethiopia, India, Australia and…Idaho.  Teff’s name [...]

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 [...]