Making the Perfect Apple Bread

Two groups of people really irritate me to no end…those who can cook without a recipe and those who can play piano by ear.     As for myself, I obviously can’t do either…and can hardly do either even with a recipe or sheet music.     But there are certain recipes that can beContinue reading “Making the Perfect Apple Bread”

Brisk Breakfasts to Brag About

I feel like I have gone on so many tangents while writing this blog that they couldn’t possibly be counted.   I have gone all the way from learning to live a cruelty-free lifestyle and clean eating…to making scones with lots and lots of sugar and butter. This latest tangent has been a result ofContinue reading “Brisk Breakfasts to Brag About”

Making the Perfect Scones

In the last post, we talked about how to make the perfect biscuits… Now let’s learn how to make the biscuit’s closest kid—the scone—anotherf quick bread that is made using very similar ingredients and techniques. The perect scones are moist, light, tall and fluffy…slightly crispy on the outside…puffy and tender on the inside…with just the right amountContinue reading “Making the Perfect Scones”

Making the Perfect French Toast

Everybody is familiar with the expression, “Waste not, want not.” And everybody knows that when your bananas start getting too ripe, you either make banana bread or end up throwing them all away… …but don’t stop there… ..also stop wasting your stale bread…by making French toast out of it. French toast is great because itContinue reading “Making the Perfect French Toast”

Amaranth…The What

The other day as I was making my sandwich for lunch, I noticed that my bread was called “Ancient Grain”…I thought to myself, wonder what that means…hope it doesn’t mean that my bread has been around since ancient times…if that were the case, the bread would probably be stale…and the sandwich would probably make meContinue reading “Amaranth…The What”

Please Don’t Feed the Ducks

Okay, so we’ve been talking lately about breading stuff…but if you’re gonna “bread” stuff, you’re probably gonna need one more thing—bread… Go figure!!! Actually you are gonna probably need breadcrumbs… Last time I cleaned out my pantry, I realized that I had twelve canisters of store-bought breadcrumbs…don’t judge…right now in my quest for a healthierContinue reading “Please Don’t Feed the Ducks”

Acacia Honey—The What?! Why?! Which?! and How?!—July 2018 Honey of the Month

Acacia honey is one of the most popular honey varieties. It is widely considered one of the best kinds of honey in the world, provided it is authentic….and is.highly sought after around the world. Acacia honey is made from the nectar of Robinia pseudoacacia, what we here in America know as the black locust tree, orContinue reading “Acacia Honey—The What?! Why?! Which?! and How?!—July 2018 Honey of the Month”

Barley Malt Syrup

Barley Malt Syrup—The What?! Barley malt syrup is an all-natural dark brown, thick and sticky liquid sweetening product that is only half as sweet as sugar and with its own strong distinctive flavor. The consistency of barley malt syrup is similar to molasses and golden syrup. Barley malt syrup is made by drying and then cooking sproutedContinue reading “Barley Malt Syrup”