Maybe *not* so traditional

Cookies are a part of everyone’s family traditions, aren’t they? My grandmother came from the former Yugoslavia and I can say with certainty that chocolate chip cookies were not in her extensive and delicious European repertoire. (Insert link for apple strudel, someday.)   When I was growing up, my  mother, who is also a fabulous baker, made chocolate chip cookies … Read More

A-foraging we will go!

Stinging nettles come by their name honestly. You really have to want to benefit from their nutritional value to harvest these babies. What are they protecting themselves from anyway, with all those prickly, itchy and yes, stinging little hairs? The benefits are worth the short-term (albeit REALLY uncomfortable) risks. And you can rest assured that once they’re bundled, dried, and … Read More