Tag: cooking

  • Food for a Retreat

    I rushed from the airport Wednesday afternoon (just arrived from visiting family in North Carolina) to the Santa Cruz Farmer’s Market to gather produce for the women’s singing and yoga retreat with Heather Houston and Jaclyn Long at Skyote Mountain on Saturday. Lots of winter squash! And Happy Boy Farm still had the wonderful watermelon […]

  • Goat Cheese Papaya Mango Dip

    It’s been raining here, and I’ve been sitting at the computer and working for way too many hours this week. We got out Friday night for a visit with old friends (you can see what we munched on in meal 3 on 3.16). I whipped up a dip to bring with the raw celery, orange […]

  • Shared meal & peasant bread

    Friday night was a delicious meal of shared food, with new and old friends who came to visit. I made lentil soup and peasant black bread, and they brought endive with fruit/nut/cheese filling, stuffed baby portobellos, potatoes with aioli, sliced orange, and homemade chocolates with dried blueberries and nuts. Peasant Black Bread with sunflower seeds […]

  • Spinach, avocado, sauerkraut, & turkey salad

    I was drawn to the Farmhouse Culture sauerkraut at last week’s farmer’s market in Santa Cruz, and bought a cauliflower raisin curry sauerkraut as well as a caraway sauerkraut. Combined it with raw spinach, avocado, and Diestel turkey pastrami for a wonderful salad!

  • Cranberry Scones & Lemon Curd

    I love scones, and though these are somewhat different than the ones made with white flour, I find them quite satisfying. Especially with lemon curd! Cranberry Scones 2 1/2 cup whole wheat pastry flour 1/2 cup sucanat 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt 4 tablespoons chilled butter 1 cup frozen […]

  • A New Year of Eating, Dancing & Recipes

    I’m starting the year off right – I vowed to re-establish consistency on my morning movement practice, which is feeling very good. My body is grateful! My practice is simple: I light a candle, center myself, and then spend 20 minutes moving. What I do varies depending on my energy and inspiration. It can be […]

  • Flourless Goodies

    I have a few friends who can’t have wheat or gluten. I made sure I baked some goodies that they would be able to eat over the holidays. Here are two of my favorites. Flourless Espresso Choco Gems This is a new one for me, from the December 2011 issue of Prevention magazine. I didn’t […]

  • Moving into Winter

    The past few days have been cloudy and short, and I have been busy at the computer. Other than my weekly trip to Santa Cruz for the farmer’s market and other errands, and walking and interval running around our land, I’ve been inside, quietly working away on projects. I have had less holiday baking inspiration […]

  • Nutty Fruity Sourdough

    Baked a loaf of Nutty Fruity Sourdough today – one of our favorite breads. The original recipe is from King Arthur’s Flour. I use white whole wheat flour instead of the all-purpose they suggest. And I let the bread machine do the mixing, then do a final knead myself and shape it to bake in the […]

  • Turkey pot pie with pumpkin crust

    Found a wonderful new recipe for using up that leftover turkey, from Clean Eating magazine, with a few adaptations. I used frozen mixed vegetable, a combination of shelled edamame, carrots, peas, beans, and corn, along with the onion and celery I had on hand. Also used butter for the crust – and it’s a wonderful […]