Browsing All Posts published on »March, 2012«

A Tale of Three Soups

March 31, 2012


Question: What does one do with 15(ish) cloves of garlic, and a variety of red and orange veggies and grains? Answer: Keep reading…! As winter draws to a close, and nippy sunny spring days surround us with promise of beauty, heat, and new life (via budding trees and new beginnings for me)…I want to pause […]

Toasted Coconut Oatmeal Muffins–with a surprise~

March 28, 2012


These muffins are from my past; deep in my childhood somewhere; close to my subconscious. This combination of hearty oats and a surprising burst of fruit flavor baked into a muffin lingers in my memories hauntingly. I thought of them, craved them, and went in search of an equivalent recipe on the world wide web […]

Comfort Food for a Crowd

March 27, 2012


Yes indeed, roast chicken and buttermilk biscuits, perfect for a chilly March evening sitting around with friends, new and old. The alternate title for this post could be: Life is too short to count calories… The roast chicken is insanely easy; and a great price point for feeding a bunch (TJs for about a dollar […]

Coming soon: Pastries of Greece and France, etc

March 13, 2012


Recipes coming soon. I’m finally caught up on posts through February…and forging ahead.

Pastries of Greece: Spinach Phyllo Pies, or “Spanakopita”

March 6, 2012


Reading a bit about the history of these pastries; it turns out they belong to the burek family of pastries; and they are often filled with ricotta rather than feta, which is cheaper. Or other kinds of wet cheeses such as cottage cheese. Interesting, since in my head I had wanted to use ricotta initially, […]