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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

Dutch Sage, Apple & Pear Sauce Cake

Grandma Niesing, a large Dutch woman,  owned a rambling farm just down the road from my grandparents. Though not actually related, the families had known each [...]

By |2018-12-18T11:19:47+00:00December 12th, 2018|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 |2018-07-23T06:07:34+00:00July 21st, 2018|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

Ginger Roasted Butternut Squash Puree

Roasting squashes and roots brings out their rich sweetness.  This recipe is the epitome of simple autumn comfort.  Use any squash you like for this recipe–Acorn, Hubbard, turban or pumpkin. [...]

By |2016-11-17T15:25:34+00:00September 29th, 2016|0 Comments