Cherry Blossom Sweets
“It’s spring fever. That is what the name of it is. And when you’ve got it, you want - oh, you don’t quite know what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so!” ~Mark Twain Cherry blossoms, or sakura, are in season! These beautiful cherry trees are native to East Asia, Japan particularly having a wide variety of sakura. In...
Chocolate Chip Cookies with Spelt Flour
“Don’t wreck a sublime chocolate experience by feeling guilty.” ~ Lora Brody While these cookies may not be purely guilt free, you absolutely can feel a little less guilty about eating them. They are made with spelt flour instead of all-purpose flour, kosher salt in place of regular table salt (both of which the original recipe calls for), real butter instead of Crisco...
Vegan Banana Muffins
“To eat is a necessity. To eat intelligently is an art.” ~François de La Rochefoucauld *Note to vegan skeptics: You absolutely cannot tell there aren’t eggs in these muffins! I know, I know…more muffins! Why in the world would I possibly be making more muffins? Well, these are a byproduct of my amazing friend Lindsay coming in town to visit! She brought with her...
St. Patrick's Day Treats
“May your thoughts be as glad as the shamrocks. May your heart be as light as a song. May each day bring you bright happy hours, That stay with you all year long.” ~ Irish Blessing As I was browsing through one of my favorite blogs, Twig & Thistle, I came across this St. Patrick’s Day Cake with green layers. I never thought a green cake could look so good! And...