Update and Rye Bread

I hadn’t planned on being silent for several months, and I can’t promise to start posting regularly again. But! I did make a loaf of rye bread from scratch and it turned out quite tasty. After I spotted some caraway seeds at the grocery last week, I knew I had to purchase it. I used… Continue reading Update and Rye Bread

Butternut Squash-Walnut Ravioli

I won’t lie, this recipe takes a lot of work and patience. But it is also a wonderful way to enjoy fall.  Squash and sage, wrapped in warm pasta…with a hint of contrasting texture from the crunchy walnut…perfect on a cool evening.  Roasting the squash is necessary in order to puree it, but it also… Continue reading Butternut Squash-Walnut Ravioli

Spring rolls

On the same trip to the Asian market that I gathered supplies for sushi, I also purchased some spring roll wrappers. It is amazing how sturdy, yet flexible these wrappers are!  I expected them to tear and rip open or stick to the plate.  None of the above happened.  Somehow they held in all of… Continue reading Spring rolls

Recipe-in-Progress: Honey-Yogurt Lemon Poppyseed Muffins

Sitting in the kitchen, staring at some lemons, too exhausted to do much else, I wondered what I should do with my day off.  Sleeping all day sounded good, but not very reasonable. Then I realized: I have 2 fresh lemons.  Why not make something special with them?  Even better, I also had poppy seeds,… Continue reading Recipe-in-Progress: Honey-Yogurt Lemon Poppyseed Muffins

Greek Coleslaw

Since my husband had to work over the 4th of July weekend, we celebrated with a cookout on July 3rd.  We went to a nice state park just across the border, in Kentucky. The weather had been consistently in the mid-90’s, with lots of humidity, but the temperatures dropped to mid-70’s for several days around… Continue reading Greek Coleslaw

Strawberry Poppyseed Salad

It’s a recipe! After disappearing for two months, then rattling on about my wedding for two weeks, I am finally going to post a recipe!  I have several more important non-food posts, but they can wait.   First, we must dive into this summery recipe before summer ends. As usual, I found a recipe that… Continue reading Strawberry Poppyseed Salad

Tahini-Miso Slaw

Sometimes you need some help coming up with ideas. I love salads that are packed with vegetables, but sometimes I get stuck in the typical lettuce-cucumber-tomato salad base rut. This recipe proved to be interesting–the cranberries seemed maybe a little toooo interesting.  I did not have any dried cranberries on hand, so I did not… Continue reading Tahini-Miso Slaw