Irish Soda Bread

Tuesday, May 16, 2017


Irish Soda Bread 


There are few things in the world as alluring as the smell of fresh bread baking in the oven. One whiff can transport us to the cozy kitchens of our childhood where our mothers or grandmothers pulled hot loaves from the oven, then wiped floury hands on aprons as they reached for a knife to cut generous slices. If you were anything like me, you polished off more than a piece, each slathered with butter and homemade jam.

Molletes

Wednesday, May 3, 2017


Molletes

Sunday lunch used to be a big deal at our house when I was growing up. Never did we eat out at restaurants or swing by a drive-through because Mennonites don't believe in purchasing food (or anything else for that matter) on a Sunday.  So that was always a day we prepped a big meal in the morning before leaving for church and then finished up the cooking process when we came home. It was my favorite meal of the week.

Black Bean Burgers with Quinoa and Lime

Wednesday, April 19, 2017




After a road trip to Nashville over Easter weekend where we feasted on everything from lemon buttermilk ice cream, to Huevos Rancheros, to burgers, truffle fries and Lamb Biryani, it felt good to get into a groove of some simpler eating this week. I've been throwing kale into breakfast, lunch and dinner. I've avoided the temptation of baking a rich dessert. (The cookies yesterday don't count.) And I've been working out every day. (Gasp!)