Food for the Break of Day

Pumpkin Spice Granola

Pumpkin Spice Granola

0 by / on October 16, 2013, 11:57 am / in Farm Home Cooking, Food for the Break of Day

Yes–you too, can add pureed pumpkin to granola… who would’ve thought? Pumpkin works like applesauce, adding moisture and making it easy to decrease the oil a bit. I seasoned this like pumpkin pie, though kept it light on sweeteners so that I can serve it and eat it and not feel like I’m eating dessert for breakfast–not that that’s entirely […]

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Zucchini Raspberry Bread

Zucchini Raspberry Bread

2 by / on August 7, 2013, 9:57 am / in Breads, Farm Home Cooking, Food for the Break of Day

We are at the beginning of zucchini season, and already we’ve sautéed, roasted and eaten summer squash raw. Such a deliciously versatile vegetable! Which also explains why I succumbed to the perennial temptation to turn the big zucchini in my fridge into sweet, moist bread. Traditional zucchini breads use a lot of oil and sugar. I decrease those and add […]

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Peach Raspberry Kuchen

Peach Raspberry Kuchen

1 by / on July 16, 2013, 10:37 pm / in Farm Home Cooking, Food for the Break of Day, Sweet Endings

  I remember walking into my Grandma’s house, egg noodles drying on muslin towels draped on tables, the sofa, counters–and anticipating egg noodles for supper. And eating Maldasha at Aunt Geri’s, a dumpling filled with fruit and served warm with cream and topped with bread crumbs toasted in butter. We ate it as a meal, not for dessert. Whenever I make […]

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Hazelnut Orange Scones

Hazelnut Orange Scones

0 by / on May 14, 2013, 8:32 pm / in At the Break of Day, Breads, Farm Home Cooking, Food for the Break of Day

Somewhere in the middle of hoeing strawberries and planting yet more broccoli (cabbage maggots took out our first planting…) scones and a frittata started sounding tantalizing for supper. Simple, relatively quick (I showered when the scones sat  in the freezer) and yummy. You’ve probably noticed that the primary nut I use is a hazelnut. That’s mostly because my two locally […]

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