Tag Archives: Snack

Cinnamon-Cranberry Muffins

As much as I love home-made cranberry sauce, sometimes there is still some left a couple of days after “The Feast”. True, I used some in turkey sandwiches, some topping my breakfast oatmeal, and some stirred into yogurt for dessert. However, last night I -still- had a lot left, so… Cinnamon-Cranberry Muffins Pre-heat the oven […]

Easy Flatbread

Sometimes you want something that is bread-ish without being bread. And hassle-free. And easy. This is it… A basic chapati is flour and water in a soft dough, rolled thin and cooked on a frypan, griddle, or other flat, hot surface. Everything after that is ornament and taste, and other names according to additions, cooking […]

Cream Scones from Lynne

Decadent with cream and spicing, these scones could brighten up a grey day! These are from Lynne, a cook extraordinare. Enjoy! LYNNE’S GLAZED LEMON (GINGER) CREAM SCONES (adapted from Food and Wine) SCONES: 2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour (I used 1 ¼ cups Nutri-flour, with bran, plus 1 cup unbleached all-purpose) ¼ cup granulated sugar […]

Easy Baking Powder Biscuits

I love these biscuits because they come together so quickly and eating follows shortly thereafter; they are great on their own with butter or jam or cheese or… Well, you choose! Of course, these are excellent with soups and stews, too. As biscuits, these can be rolled and cut out, or made a bit wetter […]

Easy Basic Muffins

Sometimes I just want a simple muffin, not too sweet, without a lot of bells and whistles, and a teeny bit healthier than what is commercially sold. This is based on an old recipe that has been my favorite for decades, and I keep coming back to it. Standard Muffins makes 12 medium muffins pre-heat […]

Easy Traditional Soda Bread

Bread is best when fresh, and making your own means you get to choose the very best of ingredients. Quick breads (that is, non-yeast breads) are best eaten the same day, though I have been content with this version the next day. I love this with soups and stews and oven-hot snacking. The basic recipe […]

Easy Sliced Summer Salad

It’s so easy that I had to give it a long name! Perfect for late summer as all those beefsteak tomatoes start ripening and big-leafed basil is available. The dressing? So very simple, too! Eating it is the height of decadence, aromatic and luscious… Sliced Summer Salad tomato or two, fragrantly ripe, sliced about a […]

Beans, and then Hummus

Hummus makes a wonderful snack, and delicious contribution to a potluck meal. My friend, Lizzie Cook, sent me her favorite tip on cooking beans (good for most beans) and a great hummus recipe. Here they are: Dried Beans – Quick Soaking Method If you wish to use dried rather than canned beans in a recipe […]

Easy Kale Chips

The original of this was first published last year in my other blog… I don’t consider myself much of a cook. I find little joy in the daily chore of ensuring my body has sufficient fuel to function and function properly. On the other hand… I do like to try out recipes that are easy […]

An introduction

This site is born of my practical farming relatives, my stash of interesting cookbooks, my inability to follow a written recipe more than once, and an increasing awareness of the changing nature of the future of home-cooking. If the only thing you can make is reservations, this may be for you… The purpose here is […]