Flax Pancakes with Berry Compote

Eggs, how do you get around Eggs. For the everyday person, they are in EVERYTHING. As a pastry chef, I loved them, not really to eat, I hardly ever ate eggs. But for their structure. They are the glue of the pastry world. For those who are fasting, going plant based or allergic…they are annoying…

Gardens, and roasted potatoes

Aside from all the crazy- I love November & December – yes it’s holiday prep but these are the months the seed companies finally slow down enough to ship out next years glorious bundles of excitement. Like those old toy catalogues we waited for each winter. Well is it worth it… it just may be……

Flat bread~ by any other name

Unleavened bread, Matzo, Lavash, Tortilla, Roti, Chaipati, Kitcha, Bannock …. “Man cannot live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.” Matthew 4:4 I have one child who is testing Jesus’ theory on that. He has become somewhat of a bread expert. He knows what he likes and what…

Healthy Homemade Refried beans

I have a confession- I LOVE refried beans. I probably have eaten my weight in them. Which is why I have about 4 lbs of dry beans stashed in my pantry. Until I had kids I could buy a single can of old El Paso – chalk full of salt and preservatives and eat them…

Pinterest will fail you, chocolate never will.

Nailed it. It is a term in the urban dictionary defined as trying something from the popular app known as “Pinterest” and failing. Not that the urban dictionary is known to be the most reliable source of information, but in this case the sheer number of times the term is used indicates its need to…