apple cheddar beer bread 3

apple cheddar beer bread
That kind of title gets your attention, doesn’t it? It certainly gets mine, and I’m the one who made the bread. Yes, it’s pieces of roasted apple and cheddar cheese suspended in a soft, malty dough enriched with buttermilk and porter beer. You could make almost anything with that combination of foods (including just handing...

foodies in the wild: fastnacht day 5

foodies in the wild: fastnacht day
This will hopefully be the first of an ongoing feature on people we meet who are using their love of good food to improve the world around them and take care of their friends. A few weeks ago, our friend Sondra (Sonnie) had a bunch of us over for fastnachts. If you have no idea...

simple fruit syrup 3

simple fruit syrup
A lot like the fruit crumble idea I gave you recently, this post on fruit syrup is more an effort to empower creative thinking and simpler living than anything else. One of the ways some people (like Rachel and I) are living more simply with their food is to avoid creepy ingredients and preservatives. For...

scrambled eggs and beans 1

scrambled eggs and beans
A tortilla full of scrambled eggs and black beans, drizzled very lightly with sour cream, is one of the most rewarding bites you can take – believe it or not. It was one of the first meals made for me when I lived in Mexico, and I watched horrorstruck as a perfectly good pan of...

chilaquiles verdes 2

chilaquiles verdes
Chilaquiles, for those of you less familiar with authentic Mexican cuisine, are a classic south-of-the-border leftovers meal. They are also extremely delicious, especially to many of us from north-of-the-border. The entertaining result of these two qualities is that one simple dish encapsulates everything that is new and exciting to Americans about exploring a new cuisine,...

homemade granola recipe 2

homemade granola recipe
This is my personal homemade granola recipe that has been in development for some time now. I think you can make a pretty good case for baking homemade granola. It’s delicious, first of all; do you know anyone who doesn’t like granola? It’s hearty and simple with a great texture, and makes you feel like...

english muffins recipe 2

english muffins recipe
The english muffin is one of those weird everyday foods that we never stop and consider how they’re actually made. At least that’s true for me. You, on the other hand, are searching the internet for an english muffins recipe and probably already started thinking about it. But up until I tried to make them...