With the rising cost of cereal and other breakfast foods, I set about trying to find a healthy, filling alternative. We needed something that my husband could grab on his way out the door or the boys could grab to eat for a morning meal or mess free snack. I love foods that don’t make a big mess or take me forever to try to clean up. I don’t know how they do it, but our kids manage to track most foods throughout the house – especially cereal, but I digress.
We came up with an easy alternative to cereal inspired by traditional oat based cakes called bannock bread. Continue reading
This past weekend, I was looking for something from the garden to add a special touch to a lunch for out of town guests. Glancing around the yard, I saw beautiful orange nasturtiums peeking out from between cucumber leaves. The blossoms have a peppery zest not unlike the flavor of watercress or arugula. I had all the ingredients to make nasturtium blossoms stuffed with a fresh chive cream cheese. They were served on a bed of nasturtium leaves as an hors d’oeuvre. The rich, peppery flavor of these would be nice paired with a dry chardonnay or iced sweet tea. Overall they were a hit and I would make them again and again.
Rosemary Garlic French Bread
Today I had my first experience with making fresh home baked bread without the aid of our bread machine.