Butternut squash and pomegranate salad with toasted almonds and shallot vinaigrette

Winter may be coming to a close, but here is a winter salad you can make while it’s still winter. I made this salad for my Mom, who doesn’t like raw onions, and she loved it! She said it was the best salad she’s ever had and even liked the shallot dressing. It’s because the… Continue reading Butternut squash and pomegranate salad with toasted almonds and shallot vinaigrette

Adventures in sourdough bread, Making, Shaping and Baking Loaves – part 2

Time for Part 2 of adventures in sourdough bread! Part 1 is all about sourdough maintenance.  Did that picture get you excited to make bread??? Read on! Once you have a handle on your starter and it is consistently bubbly after feedings, you’re ready to try making some bread. I have made a lot of… Continue reading Adventures in sourdough bread, Making, Shaping and Baking Loaves – part 2

Roasted sweet potato and apple salad

Sometimes when I plan meals for the week, I end up having a few things left over because they were either forgotten or I changed up the menu slightly. That is how this salad was born. I had spinach left over from making curry, a small sweet potato and an apple that were forgotten, half… Continue reading Roasted sweet potato and apple salad

Adventures in sourdough bread – Part 1, The Starter

I have a secret to tell you. I haven’t been blogging much or putting much creative activity into cooking because my attention has been focused almost completely on making naturally raised bread, AKA sourdough. (I don’t really consider the bread I’ve been making sourdough because it’s not particularly sour since I use a young starter,… Continue reading Adventures in sourdough bread – Part 1, The Starter

Carrot cake baked Alaska – Recipes from the Great British Baking Show

As you can tell, I’ve slowed way down on my Great British Baking Show recipes. Part of that is I’ve been busy with other things and part of it is the bakes are getting more complicated. I’ve been dreading making Baked Alaska, the show-stopper challenge from dessert week because from watching the show, it seems… Continue reading Carrot cake baked Alaska – Recipes from the Great British Baking Show