Nut-Free & Vegan German Chocolate Cupcakes


German Chocolate Cupcakes for the birthday man was on my mind, so working with past recipes, I created a new version that Alistaire could enjoy as well. Vegan/plant-based as usual, but also free of the pecans I used to add to Kirk's favored cake. Chocolate Cupcakes Ingredients: 1 cup … [Continue reading]

Pumpkin Spice Season Round-Up

Pumpkin Spice Season is coming. You can't run from it. September is just over the horizon, waiting for you. So get prepared ;-) And, at the Green Mermaid supposedly today is the start of PSL (Pumpkin Spice Latte) season as well..... Pumpkin Spice Blend: The basic blend to master - and … [Continue reading]

Sunflower Pesto Sauce


I got the base recipe for this pesto in a package of goodies from a favorite local farm, The Mason Jar Farm (which is in Enumclaw, Washington). Easy … [Continue reading]

Spiced Pickled Canned Blackberries


Le sigh! The last of this years blackberries are coming ripe. We had a good run, but the extreme heat shriveled some of the last of the season. Still, … [Continue reading]

Spiced Strawberry Jam


The Ever-Bearing Strawberries continue to sneak in, and I managed to make a quick batch of jam last weekend before I went hiking. Simple. Quick. Do it … [Continue reading]

Baked Zucchini & Cherry Oatmeal (And A Giveaway!)


Having been gifted with a TON of zucchini in last week's produce haul, I had to find things to make with it. One was a new take on our favorite … [Continue reading]

Hazelnut Brittle Latte


Look what Kirk brought me home from his recent business trip to Asia: He brings me back Starbucks mugs when he can, on trips. Alas, no Hong … [Continue reading]

Parmesan Cheese Sauce


After stopping by one of my favorite farms last week, I came home with a lot of fresh vegetables. Early season broccoli, new potatoes, summer … [Continue reading]

Bread and Butter Pickles


On an impulse buy at the farmers market I came home with 4 pounds of pickling cucumbers the previous weekend. What to make? Bread and Butter Pickles! … [Continue reading]

Coconut Cream Pie


I had been waiting for Camilla Saulsbury's latest cookbook to come out. A cookbook just on this? Yes. The Complete Coconut Cookbook: 200 Gluten-free, … [Continue reading]