Category Archives: Recipes

Plant A Cauliflower Rainbow

Print PDFFrom Bland To Bodacious Poor old cauliflower. A lot of people my age (and up) still think it’s totally boring, just another white food without a particularly distinctive flavor of its own. Maybe it’s because it used to get … Continue reading

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A New Year’s Contemplation

Print PDF Garden Alchemy For Spiritual Renewal As the year turns and our part of the planet leans into the light, we are naturally drawn to contemplate (if not actually attempt) renewal of many kinds. For me, the new year … Continue reading

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Heartwarming Winter Meals To Share

Print PDF  Seasonal Sorrow And Kindness Right now, I’m sad and I’m glad. Sad for our weary, beleaguered world and glad for every glimmer of clarity and light. Do you think sad is bad? In the face of enormous social … Continue reading

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Gingerbread And Gingersnaps

Sculptable Gingerfolk

When my kids were little, I developed a recipe for gingerbread that was sort of like play dough; instead of rolling out flat and using cookie cutters, kids could roll balls of dough for heads and bodies and roll little logs for arms and legs. My original recipe used soft butter, but since my granddaughter is dairy sensitive, I swapped for avocado oil, which has a light but subtly butter flavor. I also use a flour blend, because while using whole wheat pastry flour alone gives cookies a very tender crumb, it tends to make for overly dry baked goods. A half-and-half blend works fine and lends a richer flavor to pretty much anything. I imagine this recipe would also work with a gluten-free flour mix but you’d need to add water carefully to get the right consistency. Continue reading

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