• Cookies,  Recipes,  tea treats,  Vegetarian

    Manuka Honey Graham Crackers

      These grahams crackers are so delicious with a whole grain element and a bit of spiciness. It’s super easy to make up a batch and keep for a week or so in your freezer or bake them off and they will disappear mysteriously- at least they do around here. Manuka Honey Graham Crackers (makes approximately 36 honey comb shaped crackers) 2 sticks, (1 cup, 8oz, 225g) salted butter 9 Tablespoons, (115g) sugar (granulated) 10 Tablespoons, (115g) dark brown sugar 1 large egg 1 teaspoon Vanilla extract 1 Tablespoon Manuka Honey 2-1/4 cups, (315g) AP flour 1/2 cup (75g) organic whole wheat flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt…

  • Breakfast,  Recipes,  Vegetarian

    Sunday Blues Pancakes

      For the last few months things have been topsy-turvy around here. Rick lost an argument with a ladder in June, broke his leg quite badly, and has been in recovery since. Four months of not being able to be his usual busy bee self means that our usual Sunday waffles have turned into these blues pancakes made by me. I started with a straight forward buttermilk blueberry pancake and they have morphed with the addition of  whole wheat flour, corn meal and a bit of non-fat Greek yogurt. Here is the current version which yields about 16 or more pancakes when scooped out with a  1/4 cup measure: Sunday Blues Pancakes…

  • 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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