Skillet Banana Bread, Cornbread Style

My husband and I have been home for a few days from our visit to Maui. It was a last-minute vacation that had us hopping on a plane just a few days after booking our tickets. The trip was Plan B to a grand winter getaway to some never-been exotic places that will have to […]

Sourdough Spelt Sandwich Bread

  “That’s my jam!” You might know the expression if you’re of my generation.  I’d heard it mostly in 70s films, people referring to a tune they liked as being their “jam”.  Lately, I’ve seen it used with reference to food.  I was too young in the 70s to understand this expression. And these days I’m […]

Sourdough Spelt English Muffins

  Last year at around this time a family friend generously gifted to me a sourdough starter with a California Gold Rush pedigree.  He had maintained his starter for decades and, understanding what a treasure it was to have my own to take care of, I was thrilled by his gift.  Unfortunately, for a few […]

Spelt Dinner Rolls

  You’ve heard this from me before (and from other bloggers, I’m sure):  one of the best parts of blogging is the friendships made with other food-minded people.  After four years of blogging, I now count as friends several lovely people I would never have met apart from starting L&A.  I’ve been a part of a few […]

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 […]

Ham, Cheese and Chive (Spelt) Scones

  Do you ever have one of those weeks that stand out as good eating weeks?  Last weekend was one of those for me.  Between meeting friends for dinner and spending time with my family I feasted for two days.  Actually, I’m still feasting from a care package that my parents sent home with me, […]

Baked Spelt Empanadas (and Hello Again)

  Where do I begin?  I hadn’t intended to be away so long, you see.   The last time I was here it was January, full of the promises each new year brings.  My husband and I had just returned from spending the holidays in Hawaii–inspired, recharged, renewed. But life has a way of pulling […]