Champ

Champ

Everyone has a wish list. Be it written on paper, or only a vague dream in the back of your mind, I think everyone has that secret  list of “if I could do anything, I would. . .” Places they dream of visiting, things they would love to do. And not just the silly intangibles, like winning the lottery, or meeting a movie star (not that I would turn down either one of those), but the things that could actually happen if one were to try hard enough. One of mine, along with perfecting a foreign language and finishing a novel, has been, wait for it, to visit Ireland. Continue reading

Our Favorite Cranberry Sauce

 

Our Favorite Cranberry SauceThroughout North America, cranberries are a familiar staple on most Thanksgiving, or Christmas dinner tables. Everyone naturally has their own favorite recipe and preference as to how to prepare them. Some just like to keep it simple and buy it ready made in the form of jelly, or preserves. But many of us still prefer to make it using fresh cranberries. We love their beautiful vibrant red color, which the fruit only develops late in the Fall, when fully ripe. Continue reading

Carrot Cake Cupcakes

 

Carrot Cake Cupcakes

Keeping in line with our previous posts, we wanted to share some interesting facts about buckwheat, which, as you know, is an integral part of some of our recipes. Buckwheat, botanically speaking, is classified as a dicotyledonious plant and belongs to the polygonaceae family, and therefore is quite different from the gramineae grass family. It is actually classified as a fruit rather than a grain and more closely related to rhubarb and sorrel. Continue reading