Category Archives: vegetarian

Chocolate Cherry Muffins

It’s the first day of the new year. I should be posting something wholesome and healthy, but one of my boys asked me to make scones for breakfast. Our butter supply has been completely depleted by Christmas cookie baking, so we opted for muffins instead. The fact that muffins are simpler to make than scones [...]

Strawberry Vanilla Bean Jam

Our fingers are permanently stained pink. So are our mouths. Strawberry season is drawing to a close here in southern Wisconsin. What looked to be a fantastic season was hampered by days and days of soaking rains. While farmers were able to pick a fair amount to sell, the season was shortened and the u-pick [...]

Salami!

As a blogger, I get frequent emails to try out one product or another. My rule is to turn them down unless it is something I’d consider buying myself. This means I turn down most of them. But when I was approached by Lori Fredrich of the famed Milwaukee blog Burp┬áto sample and develop two [...]

Chocolate Coconut Honey Truffles

Here’s a last minute Valentine’s treat that is fast and simple. Unsweetened coconut is drenched in honey and then covered in dark chocolate. They’re pretty and bite-sized, perfect packaged as a gift or accompanying ice cream as dessert. These were devised for a pregnant coconut-loving friend. I don’t know if there’s any correlation, but I [...]

Creamy Roasted Carrot Soup (vegan) and the Tale of my Very Short Love Affair with Cashew Cream

Vegan, paleo, traditional–there’s a lot of different ways to eat out there. I like to skim the best from varied approaches, allowing me to eat some really, really good food and enjoy everything in moderation. I typically draw the line when certain eating lifestyles create substitutes to simulate foods that cannot be enjoyed on said [...]