Lemon Ginger Miniture Biscotti

I tried out a new biscotti recipe that incorporated spelt flour alongside the usual white flour.  I would have never attempted this flour combination for biscotti, if I hadn’t come across this other recipe from a supposedly reputable source, due to the hard consistency of regular biscotti.  As it was, I should have trusted my…

Candied Ginger Shortbread Cookies

Shortbread cookies studded with candied ginger are my new favorite cookie.  I encountered these about a month ago, and finally took a stab at making some of my own.  Shortbread, by buttery nature, is less sweet then your average cookie and the spicy sweetness of the candied ginger strikes a lovely balance for those that…

Gingerbread Latte

Generally considered a holiday treat, I drink my homemade gingerbread lattes all year long.  Using a steam wand will give your latte a nice frothy foam, but I usually don’t mess with it.  I am in it for the taste and the caffeine, and both can be achieved without the high tech gadgets.  I even…

Ginger Honeycomb Brittle

Honeycomb brittle is one of my favorite brittles to make, not due to the taste, but because the way it froths and bubbles up the moment the baking soda hits the syrup.  I am still amused by it, and how something so simple can have such a complex effect.  The baking soda also seems to…

Pumpkin Pie

It would not be Thanksgiving without the baking of a pumpkin pie.  This year, when I suggested branching out and experimenting with alternative pumpkin pie recipes, my Mom immediately shot me down.  We could not go through Thanksgiving without baking  our own family’s version of “Libby’s Pumpkin Pie”.  So here it is, yet another rendition…

Soba, Edamame, and Sesame Seed Stir-Fry

One of my favorite vegetarian meals – buckwheat noodles, edamame, and sesame seeds tossed in a sweet, salty, and tangy sauce.  One of the best things about this dish is that it requires less then 10 minutes of preparation, if you buy the edamame already shelled, and only about 5 minutes of cook time. Ingredients:…

Cauliflower, Apple, and Ginger Soup

Soup weather is setting in.  This creamy vegetable soup carries delicate hints of ginger with the slightly sweet tang of autumn apples. Ingredients: 2 tbsp Olive Oil 1 diced Yellow Onion 3 sliced cloves of Garlic 2 diced stalks of Celery a 2″ sliced chunk of peeled Ginger Root 1 Cayenne Pepper (seeds removed) (if…

Orange Ginger Marmalade

Orange marmalade is always in high demand in this household.  It is not unusual to find me experimenting with different variations of it.  The lemon rose petal marmalade I made a few summers ago has been, by far, my favorite, but this one is not far off.  This time around I went grated ginger root…