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Baked Eggs Florentine

Baked Eggs Florentine

If you’re feeling like staying in this weekend (thanks to the current virus concerns) here’s a breakfast or light meal that’s cozy and simple. The basics may be in your pantry – sliced bread, eggs, and fresh spinach or greens.  A smidge of any cheese…

Raisin-Ginger Soy Sauce Chicken

Raisin-Ginger Soy Sauce Chicken

  Soy sauce chicken is a Cantonese style sweet-sticky glazed chicken. The gingery-soy glaze is traditionally sweetened with Chinese rock sugar, plus plenty of soy sauce, ginger and garlic.  Instead of added sugar,  I thought I’d give naturally sweet raisins a whirl. Literally!  I blended raisins…

Not a Funny-Fruit Cake

Not a Funny-Fruit Cake

Fruitcake. Dark, moist, dense, boozy, studded with colorful ‘funny fruit’. Inevitably fruitcakes are the brunt of re-gifting jokes.  Not this fruitcake! It’s chock full of sunshine raisins, bright maraschino cherries, and crunchy walnuts. Nothing funny! This is the fruitcake I grew up knowing, and never…

Scary-Simple Popcorn Mix

Scary-Simple Popcorn Mix

Popcorn balls are fun to eat but can be tricky to shape when working with hot sugar syrup. So keep it simple and make this popcorn snack mix!  Yummy butter, brown sugar and apricot jam masquerade for the typical corn syrup in popcorn balls.  Toasted…

Strawberry Balsamic Sauce – Three ways!

Strawberry Balsamic Sauce – Three ways!

Two ingredients, three recipes! Strawberries plus balsamic vinegar makes a chameleon sweet-tart sauce for: 1)Refreshing no-added-sugar ‘shrub’ mocktail 2)Accompaniment for grilled chicken 3)Ice cream sundae topping. A shrub is a beverage made with a syrup of fruit, vinegar and sugar, and takes a couple days…

Berry Good Breakfast Bars

Berry Good Breakfast Bars

I’ve been on a berry kick! I just came back from Oregon where I reveled in the intoxicating abundance of berries and local produce at the renowned PSU Farmers Market, held every Saturday at Portland State University campus, downtown Portland. The berries reminded me of…

Lemon Zesty Berry Shortcakes

Lemon Zesty Berry Shortcakes

Homemade shortcakes are the icing-on-the-cake for fresh berries. Making shortcakes is similar to biscuits or scones. It’s a quick-stirred dough that’s scooped or patted into a round and cut into wedges, or cut with cookie cutters of your choice like these star shapes.  This shortcake is…

Minty Blackberry Mojito

Minty Blackberry Mojito

The pot of fresh mint nestled in the landscaping by my front door is inspiring recipes as I walk by: mojitos, minty ice tea or lemonade, yogurt tzatziki, salsas, and a few more mojitos!

Red Pepper Walnut Spread with Knäckebröd

Red Pepper Walnut Spread with Knäckebröd

  Whiz up this slightly spicy red bell pepper and walnut spread next time you need a dip. My daughter Ariel introduced it to us as an alternative to hummus to serve with her simple homemade crackers.  (called Knäckebröd). Since she now lives in Ghana…

Moringa Mint Pea Soup

Moringa Mint Pea Soup

Do you know the green superfood moringa? What better time to meet a new super green than St. Patrick’s Day!  This fresh spring pea soup is spiked with mint and a boost of moringa powder. But what is Moringa?? I had never heard of it…