Bird Seed Cereal (Gluten-Free)

I’ve been eating this cereal everyday that I go to work, for about 2 years now.  My husband has two ancient pet doves, whom he has loved and cared for since before we were dating. He swears that this cereal is exactly the bird seed that he feeds Phoebe and Lula.  Well, if it’s kept…

Christmas Breakfast- Spiced Chia Seed Pudding with Walnuts

Last Christmas I was visiting my mother in Hawaii.  We made this delicious pudding on Christmas Eve so that we could have it for breakfast while we opened our presents.  It is easy, delicious and it won’t spoil your appetite for Christmas dinner.  Please give it a try.  I have been waiting all year to…

Blackberry Curd

The drought in British Colombia made the blackberries more scarce than usual this summer.  In response to the lack of berries I came up with a really good blackberry picking innovation.  I have a leather jacket that I have owned since I was 18.  I was trying it on for fun and the salesman thought…

On Dreams, Regret and Coconut Passionfruit Chia Seed Pudding

Nearly 10 years ago, I had a very vivid dream that I still often think about.  It was episodic, and each scene was dedicated to one of my friends who, in the distant future of this dream, were being lauded and rewarded for their artistic achievements after years of hard work and dedication.  My composer…

Gluten-Free Cardamom Bread

This is a chewy, yeasted bread.  It’s not sweet, although it is perfumed with cardamom and studded with walnuts, dates and raisins.  It’s best toasted and slathered with salted butter.   I like it for breakfast, tea or with afternoon coffee when my husband is kind enough to make me some (I make terrible coffee).  It…

Maple Nut Granola (for snack skeptics)

My husband likes to eat cereal as a late night snack.  I am not a big snacker myself.  Years ago, when I was living by myself, a girlfriend who was staying with me for a while stood in front of my open refrigerator and complained “You have no snack food!  If a person gets stoned…

Perfumed Coconut Date Shake

Yesterday, I ran errands in Manhattan.  I highly recommend visiting Manhattan during the final long weekend of summer.  It’s empty, and you get the full attention of anyone unfourtunate enough to be working at the few businesses that remain open.  As pleasant as it was to run my errands without having to contend with the usual…

Croque Monsieur Biscuits (gluten-free or not)

For the last week or so, while eating some delicious healthy homemade packed lunch or another, this thought has consistently crossed my mind… “This meal of roasted  vegetables (or green salad or homemade soup) are so healthy and delicious …but I really just wish that I was eating french fries, or something with cheese sauce…

Fried Ripe Tomatoes (Gluten-free or not)

Fried Ripe Tomatoes are a cousin to classic fried green tomatoes.  Green tomatoes fry up well because they are still a bit hard.  You can dredge them in batter or cornmeal, throw them into hot oil and they do not fall apart.  Fried Green tomatoes are often served with remoulade or some sort or spicy…