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Dutch Sage, Apple & Pear Sauce Cake

Grandma Niesing, a large Dutch woman,  owned a rambling farm just down the road from my grandparent’s modest farm. Though not actually related, the families [...]

By |2021-08-11T15:07:23+00:00August 9th, 2021|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 |2021-07-09T00:02:40+00:00July 8th, 2021|0 Comments

Cherry & Apricot Fruit Gratin

Cherry & Apricot Fruit Gratin - Fruit gratins are a wonderful way to use up summer's delicate fruits. Rather than a heavy milk/cream batter that we think of for root [...]

By |2021-05-17T14:08:09+00:00May 16th, 2021|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 |2021-03-28T16:05:31+00:00March 26th, 2021|0 Comments

Almond Shortbread Cookies

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

By |2021-02-08T19:13:26+00:00February 5th, 2021|0 Comments

Brotchán Roy (Irish Leek & Oatmeal Soup)

Brotchán Roy (Irish Leek & Oatmeal Soup) - Brotchán Roy or Brotchán Foltchep is a traditional Irish soup made from oats, leeks and often parsnips and carrots and a staple [...]

By |2021-02-01T03:43:51+00:00January 29th, 2021|0 Comments

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 [...]

By |2020-12-12T23:54:37+00:00December 11th, 2020|0 Comments

Apple Cider Vinegar Taffy

Vinegar taffy?  Oh, yes.  Growing up, my family would start making candies to give as Christmas gifts right after Thanksgiving.  This year, I am making [...]

By |2020-12-11T19:56:38+00:00December 10th, 2020|0 Comments

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. […]

By |2020-11-24T03:46:06+00:00November 22nd, 2020|0 Comments
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