• Breads,  Breakfast,  Desserts,  faves,  Recipes,  tea treats

    Glazed Orange-Cinnamon Rolls

      Right around the time my Gran passed away, my mom put together a book of family recipes from her recipe file and also those new recipes collected and contributed by my sisters, aunts and cousins. It is one of my most cherished possessions and the one I use most out of the thousand-ish cookbooks I own. Here is one of my Gran’s recipes I have adapted- the original orange rolls were yummy too:   Orange-Cinnamon Sweet Rolls 2 cups whole milk, scalded 6 Tablespoons butter, soft 1 cup granulated sugar 1 teaspoon salt 2 packages dry yeast (4-1/2 teaspoons) 6 eggs, beaten 8 cups all purpose flour (can be…

  • Breads,  Herbs/Spices/Condiments,  Main Dishes,  Recipes,  Soups

    Autumn Harvest Soup of the Fall Garden

    Oh it’s been so long since I have been here. It has been an interesting year and I feel the need to nourish those I love. This warming and delicious soup is just the thing to do that. Autumn Harvest Soup 1/2 cup diced pancetta 1 red onion, diced 2 med shallots, diced 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 cups chanterelle mushrooms, cleaned and chopped large pinch fine sea salt a few grindings of fresh black tellicherry peppercorns pinch of Hunter’s Moon spice blend (recipe follows) or any Smoky Spice blend you like 1 oz character sherry 2-1/2 cups roasted butternut squash, Split and seed and brush with olive oil, bake…

  • Breads,  Recipes,  Vegan,  Vegetarian

    Portuguese Beer Bread

    This Portuguese Beer Bread has a nice, full and slightly bitter malty taste from the Porter and molasses. It is a great foil for clam chowder or other creamy soups or just slathered (don’t you love that word) with a bit of sweet fresh butter. Makes 2 medium sized loaves. Portuguese Beer Bread 2 cups of lukewarm Porter or other dark beer that you like 1/2 ounce or two packages active dry yeast 2 Tablespoons organic molasses or Steen’s dark ribbon cane syrup if you can find it 1-1/2 cups whole wheat flour- I use King Arthur Organic 2 teaspoons salt 4 Tablespoons olive oil, plus more for bowl 4…

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