Valentine Love Bites in Ash Wednesday Size: Mini Doughnuts

“Donuts. Is there anything they can’t do?” Matt Groening I always find it interesting when completely different celebrations happen to occur on the same day…especially when the message of those festivals mean something completely different….but do they?   Ash Wednesday, a day of fasting, is the first day of Lent in Western Christianity (observed by […]

Winter Sugar to Share: Day&Night Traybake

“Winter is not a season, it’s an occupation.” Sinclair Lewis During the cold, grey winter months, people get less sunlight, less air, and many experience a mild form of seasonal depression. People suffering from any type of sadness or illness tend to crave sugary foods, to help deal with these winter darkness periods. People want […]

Not Free From Goodness: Gluten- and Dairyfree Sourdough Cinnamon Rolls

“Live life to the fullest, and focus on the positive.” Matt Cameron Sourdough is the thing now. And for all the right reasons. It is healthy, it is good for body and soul. It is good to bake and good to eat. Glutenfree, dairyfree, free from all allergens – unfortunately – is also the thing […]

Not Just a Dough But a State of Mind: Flavoured Glutenfree Sourdough Bread

“When I hear somebody say ‘Life is hard’, I am always tempted to ask ‘Compared to what?’” Sydney J. Harris Sourdough is a special thing. It requires hard work and experience, but – indeed – every bite worth the effort that its making. Even in itself sourdough has a tangy, special, deep and unique taste, […]

Little Pleasures: Glutenfree Sourdough Focaccia with Tomatoes and Herbs

“It’s the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen.” John Wooden “Thinking big” is the fashionable and the one-to-follow lifestyle of today’s world. Whilst it is nothing inherently wrong with it, when one believes that “big” is better than “small”, that “stretching to the limit” is what everyone must do, that […]

Seasonal Taste-Sensation of the Summer: Spicy-Herby Apricot and Walnut Macarons

“Five tender apricots in a blue bowl, a brief and exact promise of things to come.” Frances Mayes Apricots are true treats of the summer season. The origin of the apricot is disputed and unsettled. It was known in Armenia during ancient times, and has been cultivated there for so long that it is often […]

The most Healthy Ingredient of Baked Vegetable Soup: Love!

“What infants need is the opportunity and time to take in and figure out the world around them.” Magda Gerber There are some special foody people in the big wide world who have ingredients on their fingertips, recipes coming out of their lips and the smell of cooked or baked gold floating around them wherever […]

Free From Bread and Better: Glutenfree Sourdough

Where there’s a mill there’s a way… Old proverb When most people think “gluten-free”, they think that quality bread is no longer an option. The Free From Fruit Yeast Sourdough is a recipe method I developed when I learned that I had multiple food allergies: gluten, dairy and soy. I was also a little sensitive […]

Red Summer Romance: Berry Field Cocoa Gateau with Mint and Cream Cheese

“Red”, I write “is the color of life. It’s blood, passion, rage. …Beginnings and violent end. Red is the color of love. Beating hearts and hungry lips. Roses, Valentines, cherries. Red is the color of shame. Crimson cheeks and spilled blood. Broken hearts, opened veins. A burning desire…” Mary Hogan I do accept that may […]