With an abundant crop this summer and more to harvest, I decided to make my first elderberry pie. Nothing too fancy, just straightforward ingredients and a real buttery crust make for a delicious dessert.
I've got a soft spot for caramel. A local ice cream company which proudly uses raw jersey milk, prepares a salted caramel ice cream that is over-the-top delicious! On days out running errands, I can't help but purchase a single serve cup and tear into it like a wild beast. The soft and gooey texture mixed with the fine balance of sweet and salty make caramel such a yummy treat.
When winter hits Maine, hot chocolate is a must. After spending a few hours snowshoeing or sledding with my boy, nothing warms you up quite like a cup of chocolatey goodness. This recipe puts a cultural twist on a staple recipe and features an unusual pairing of roses, saffron, and chili peppers, giving it a Spanish influenced kick that will warm your body throughout.
This past weekend family and friends from Maine and Connecticut came to celebrate back to back birthdays for Wilder and Camille. Since their birthdays are 1 day apart, the festivities tend to go on for a few days. With Camille turning 30 and Wilder turning 4, this was a special weekend for the family.
Yesterday I woke to the sound of my son asking for bread. Since we don't normally have bread in the house it meant he wanted me to bake a loaf of bread. When my little foodie has a request, it's not always easy to get out of it. So, I rummaged through my book of recipes and deciding to whip up a batch of sticky buns. Coincidentally, sticky buns are a celebratory spring dish and since the equinox was just a day away, it felt like the perfect time to bake up these delicious treats.
This cookie comes to us through a recipe in the book Cultured Food for Life by Donna Schwenk that my mother brought with her while visiting us this week. In the book, there is a picture of the wedge of the cookie she made with a scoop of kefir ice cream on top. It looks heavenly! I wanted to change a few ingredients in the recipe, and didn't get around to making the ice cream yet, but dang this cookie was good!