Watermelon Radish and Jicama Salad

Watermelon Radishes can brighten up almost any salad, throw in some fresh mint, jicama marinated in freshly squeezed citrus, spicy arugula, and some tangy pickled onions, and you’ve got a refreshingly light salad to enticingly tickle your palette. Ingredients: 1/2 Jicama (peeled and cut into matchsticks) 1-2 Grapefruits 2-3 Oranges 1 tbsp Olive Oil Salt…

Orange Bunny Rolls

The Orange Bunny Rolls I baked for Easter brunch this year were a rift on my Italian Anise Easter Bread recipe of years past. In fact, I just took that dough recipe, swirled it in orange marmalade, and gave it bunny ears. Festive and YUM! The idea to shape my rolls into bunnies and fill…

Batik Easter Eggs

Happy Easter! to all those that celebrate it, and Happy Spring! to everyone else! This year I painted my eggs with simple wax patterns before dyeing them. It was a surprisingly easy process, but it’s probably not the best egg dyeing project to do with children, as you’ll be working with hot wax. Materials: a…

Brown Butter & Fig Shortbread

Indulgently rich browned butter, sweet, luscious figs, and a spicy hit of Cognac wrapped into a flaky shortbread – What more could you ask for in a cookie? Recipe makes about a dozen cookies. Ingredients: 1/2 cup Browned Butter make Browned Butter melt butter in a sauce pan give it an occasional stir, so that…

Kale & Artichoke Tart

What do you do with a fridge full of stinky kale? This has been my latest brainwave – make spinach artichoke dip, with kale instead of spinach, stick it in a tart shell, and call it a meal. It’s artery-clogging rich, but sooo damn good. In retrospect, it’s not as unhealthy as it sounds. Because…

Grapefruit & Fennel Crispbread

I decided to take a break from my weekly sourdough boules and do something a little different with my sourdough starter this week. This is a rift on the dill crispbreads I made this past summer; similar process, but with a slightly different flavor profile. Instead of fresh dill, I’m using freshly grated grapefruit zest,…