Butternut Squash Risotto

Fall! Squash! Yum! It was a chilly day here in the blue ridge mountains so I thought we should tuck into some hearty dinner plans. I made up this funky fun butternut squash risotto dinner that I think you will dig. Ingredients 1 butternut squash Olive oil 1 Onion, chopped 1 garlic clove Lundberg Risotto…

Skillet Apple Pie

It’s fall! That means apple season! Since we are back in western North Carolina we were able to return to once of our favorite apple picking destinations Sky Top Orchards in Flat Rock, NC. We had a wonderful day in the orchard with friends and family. I came home with lots of apples and found…

Raspberry Scones

Berry season! The most wonderful time of the year!! We went raspberry picking at the local you-pick and woke up the next morning itching for someway to bake them up! These tasty scones don’t require heavy cream or any other annoying ingredient that we never seem to have in the fridge. These are pretty basic…

Peaches in the summer time

It is peach season here in the PNW. We picked up twenty pounds of peaches on our way home from Lake Chelan last weekend. There are so many possibilities when it comes to peaches and it was hard to narrow down what to do with our bounty. Below is a suggestion for using every part…

Alaskan Amber Beer Bread & Pizza Dough

Found this wonderful recipe on the Alaskan Brewing Co. website. I am in love with Alaskan brewing and couldn’t wait to try out this recipe! Silverbow Inn Amber Beer Bread Ingredients: 6 oz. Alaskan Amber 5 1/3 cup bread flour 1 3/4 cups water (110 degrees) 1/4 cup stone ground mustard 1 Tablespoon salt 1…

Rhubarb

Freezing Rhubarb Wash, trim off traces of green leaves (leaves are poisonous) and soft spots. Chop into half inch slices, and put into freezer bags, and freeze.

Sweet Potato, Avocado, Goat Cheese, Ginger Sushi

We love sushi and have a blast experimenting with new ideas for sushi night. Typically it just involves “what do we have in the fridge tonight?!” Tonight we had sweet potato, avocado, goat cheese and ginger and turns out those are all super yummy in sushi. The recipe below is the outline for how to…

Kale Salads

This spring we planted an ambitious amount of kale starters and now… KALE KALE KALE!! Here are a few great ways to make a great kale dish for the side or main course.   Spicy Kale Salad 1 bunch young kale juice of 1 lemon and lime 1/4 cup dried cranberries 2-3 tablespoons olive oil pinch…

Cranberry Walnut Bread

Cranberry Walnut Bread is my favorite and when we moved to Seattle two years ago I went on a long hunt to find the cities best. To my sheer surprise I couldn’t find any in Seattle! Finally after asking the hundred (well like 4th) bakery in town and they told me to “google it” I…

Apple Butter

We went apple picking in Skagit valley and had lots of apple leftover to make goodies with. We rented an apple machine from our local tool library and easily peeled, cored and sliced the apples. “Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree.” — Martin…

Fennel Liqueurs

Fennel (also known as Finocchio Selvatico, Wild Fennel, Sweet Fennel) is an ancient plant. In Anglo-Saxon times fennel was used on fasting days because it stilled pangs of hunger. Fennel was also used by the Greeks for weight loss and treating illnesses. Today fennel can be used in many ways. Uses include the leaves, flowers,…