• Breakfast,  Cakes,  Desserts,  Recipes,  tea treats,  Vegetarian

    Peachy Almond Zucchini Cake

     It’s been a bit of a rainy August around here but that hasn’t stopped our zucchini plant from offering up a new zucchini (or several) every day. I’ve made raw zucchini salads and we’ve had lots of it sautéed with onions and feta, but today I felt like making something to have with a cup of tea in the afternoon. Did I mention that it was raining? There are more zucchini lurking in there… I swear I heard it say “feed me”! 😉 Rather than make the same old zucchini bread, I thought I’d add a seasonal touch with some peach jam and complement that flavor with some almond flour. Peaches and almond go together…

  • Breads,  Breakfast,  Desserts,  Recipes,  tea treats

    Twisted Sweet Rolls

      These are so deliciously easy and fast to make that they can be downright dangerous. Just fair warning to you all. 🙂 Twisted Sweet Rolls For Dough: 2 packages active dry yeast, proofed in 1/4 cup of warm water 1/2 cup butter melted 3/4 cup warm milk (I use whole milk, you can substitute 2% if wanted) 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 1/3 cup Vanilla sugar or plain granulated 2 teaspoons of fine sea salt 2 teaspoons finely grated orange zest 2 large eggs 4-1/2 cups of unbleached all purpose flour For Filling: 1/2 cup softened unsalted butter 1/2 teaspoon salt  1-1/2 cups confectioner’s sugar 1 cup toasted almonds,…

  • Breakfast,  health focused recipes,  Recipes,  Vegetarian

    Consider the Cranberry to boost your breakfast

    As each new year rolls around, we inevitably look to our lives, ask ourselves what  improvements are necessary and take up that time honored “New Year’s Resolution” once more. Rather than choose a temporary resolution (sure to be undone by the time Valentine’s day rolls around) that involves removing foods from my diet- I am choosing to add healthier foods to it. The hope is that making room for better nutrition frees me from unhealthier choices. Nice theory- we’ll see if it works.  Well at least the idea of “measure yourself by what you do not what you don’t do” appeals to me. 🙂 So little things like adding more…

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