Apple Pie with Spelt Crust

Apple Pie with Spelt Crust

  Checking an item off my baking bucket list:  pie.  I’ve baked countless tarts, crostatas, galettes–even empanadas.  I’ve also made pumpkin pie but it doesn’t count if you use prepared pie dough, right?  Several years ago, after being disappointed for the umpteenth time, I vowed never to use it again. Generally, preparing fillings didn’t concern […]

Quinoa and Black Bean Stir-Fry

Quinoa and Black Bean Stir-Fry

  Raise your hand if you buy quinoa in bulk and still can’t seem to keep up with demand.  Rice is falling out of favor as one of our primary starches (pasta still rules) as quinoa slowly takes its place. Quinoa hasn’t missed a beat fitting in my weekly menu.  In our family of two, fish, roasted vegetables, salads, […]

Danish Apple Cake

Danish Apple Cake

  “You have the craziest dreams,” he says.  ” I wish I could dream like that.” My husband says this with almost a note of envy in his voice.  To be honest, I don’t think my dreams are particularly different than others’ dreams.  My personal favorites are the ones when I can fly.  Those where I’m […]

Lavash Pizza with Artichokes and Sun-Dried Tomatoes

Lavash Pizza with Artichokes and Sun-Dried Tomatoes

  I have had a serious craving for pizza for months. One would think that a simple craving like this could be satisfied easily considering how widely accessible good pizzas are in my neck of the woods. We visit our neighborhood Italian restaurant at least once a week.  As soon as the hostess greets us […]

Fresh Tagliatelle with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Four Mushrooms

Fresh Tagliatelle with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Four Mushrooms

    My Sunday routine is set.  After church service I do my food shopping for the week’s staples:  fresh fruit, vegetables, yogurt, snacks, my ever-essential avocados.  Though I don’t create a weekly meal plan I generally have a menu in mind and shop accordingly.  The mid-week trips to the market are  to supplement the […]