A Luscious Autumn Fertility Cake for Sxip and Coco’s Wedding- Hazelnut Brown Butter Financier with Pomegranate Curd, White Chocolate Icing, Fresh Figs, Pomegranates and Honeycomb (Gluten-Free)

This time last year, I was developing a wedding cake recipe for my dear friends Sxip and Coco.  They were married in a forest surrounded by love, golden leaves, and a brass band.  It was a  joyous alchemical joining of two forces of nature. I was excited to make a wedding cake that was bold,…

Corn and Seafood Chowder (Dairy-Free)

Last summer,  I created this chowder recipe specifically for my mother, who is allergic to dairy.  It uses cashew cream.   Of course, now my mother has developed a cashew allergy.  Honestly, I’m giving up.    The good news is that I truly prefer the cashew cream here to real cream, and people other than…

Creamy Butternut Soup with Miso and Smoked Paprika (Vegan)

…and now back to our regularly scheduled program “What can I cook with all of the butternut Squash?”  On this episode we are making Creamy Vegan Butternut Squash Soup with Miso and Paprika.  I had never wondered what the ideal weather conditions were for  the butternut squash crop, but now I know.  With a long, warmer…

An Excellent Gluten-Free Pumpkin Pie

In October, I baked gluten-free pies for my husband’s second cousin’s beautiful wedding in Tennessee.  Being so specific makes it sound like the bride is a very distant relative.  She’s not.  Chris’ family is close and connected and I love them. The Bride let me choose one flavor (I made Pear Sambuca Pie) and she…

Butternut Chaat/ Squashpocalypse!

So…I wasn’t kidding when I said that you’d be seeing more of me.   When I’m anxious, I cook.  Also, my kitchen has been over-run with Butternut Squash from my farmshare, so I have a bunch of squash/ pumpkin recipes to share.  My friend John Carlisle Moore gave me permission to use his beautiful Butterbitterbetternot…

Spiced and Roasted Butternut Squash with Dates

I’m going to talk politics a bit,so if you are just looking for a nice side dish for Thanksgiving, scroll down for the recipe, but be aware that that I am a powerful witch and even reading my recipe will fill you with love and acceptance of even your most freaky and foreign neighbor.  In fact,…

Zingy Ginger Pumpkin Spread

This is not your typical pumpkin concoction.  It has that marvelous velvety pumpkin texture but other than that it’s totally unexpected.  It’s not sweet and homey.  It’s tangy, full of heat from fresh ginger and Aleppo pepper and it has a hint of earthiness from toasted cumin.  This pumpkin spread is racy.I created this pumpkin…

Spiced Plum and Chocolate Cashew Cream Parfait (Vegan)

This is the autumn dessert for The Illuminati Ball.  Creamy chocolate cashew cream is layered with spiced red wine plum jam and topped with toasted almonds.  If you are interested in reading about the entire eight course vegan tasting menu and seeing pictures of this sumptuous event follow this link!  If you want the recipe, scroll down!…

Ideas for Canadian Thanksgiving (2015)

My mother reminded me that my Canadian family are planning their Thanksgiving feast right now!  So, here is this year’s updated list of Thanksgiving recipes that can be found on this blog.  All of the recipes include directions for both gluten-free and gluten-full preparations (unless one or the other is specified).  You can click on the…