I stood back and took a look at my booth, trying to see it as a customer might. Did it look “real,” I wondered? Since this was both opening day for the Farmers Market and for my own little business, I was a bit nervous. But it was only a few minutes until my first… Continue reading It felt like success!
This was the bread that evolved during my seven years as innkeeper of Independence House Bed & Breakfast. I say it “evolved” because it began as my Minnesota grandmother’s Graham Bread. One night of a too-busy week, I mistakenly added white flour to the sponge, when it was supposed to have been graham flour, a… Continue reading Independence House Bread
The smell of this bread transports me to my grandmother’s kitchen in the Bronx. The aroma, the texture, and the taste all combine into something that is so much more than bread. For me challah bread represents family, holidays, warm kitchens, and also reverence as it is used in the Jewish Sabbath meal. It is… Continue reading Challah
One Christmas, I tried this to see if my granola would make into wonderful cookies. Boy, was that a good idea! Everyone loved them, and a few tweaks later, I have perfected it to offer for sale. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * “There he got… Continue reading Granola Cookies
As a child, I tried, then never ate again, cranberry sauce. In those days, it was usually that red wiggly jelled thing my mother popped out of a can. I didn’t like the taste any more than I liked how it looked. Some years later, I learned that the yummy sweet bread she baked around… Continue reading Mom’s Cranberry-Orange Bread
The ingredients in this granola are as close to natural as possible. I find the combination of flavors makes a great addition to fresh fruit and Greek yogurt; or a half cup warmed just a bit with some milk or cream will provide you with a good start to the day. I also use this… Continue reading Great Gettin’ Up Morning Granola