Chocolate Zucchini Muffins

Chocolate Zucchini Muffins - Zucchini blossom

Our newly established vegetable garden has been keeping us on our toes throughout the summer, and we are in the midst of harvesting zucchini, cucumbers, chili peppers, potatoes, squash, lots of herbs and tomatoes.

Dealing with the challenges of a fractured wrist and the resulting surgery and ensuing healing process  (it’s now been almost 8 weeks and healing very well), has held up our latest book project somewhat (as well as slowed down our posting frequency).  We were already in the midst of publishing a new holiday book with all our favorite recipes (naturally, all gluten free) when all of this happened. Please, bear with us – things are looking up. Continue reading

British Scones: Raisin and Chocolate

British Scones - Raisin

 

British Scones - Chocolate

Our test kitchen has made yet another attempt at creating a new type of gluten free scone. Scones, which are so popular throughout the United Kingdom, have enjoyed an ever increasing popularity in many parts of the world. This has not been lost on those of us requiring a gluten free diet. It presents  somewhat of a problem, if one does not wish to use an excess amount of starch in the recipe. We are still in the process of perfecting two new scone recipes we are currently working on. So far, we are happy with the taste and easy workability of the recipes, but would like to perfect and recreate the general softness of the traditional scones. One that can be sliced easily, but that does not require the use of potato starch. Continue reading

Cinnamon Apple Cobbler

Cinnamon Apple Cobbler - Apple Orchard

Like many other classic desserts, or comfort foods, apple cobbler, or cobbler of any sort, seems to have quite a history. Just Google search “apple cobbler,” and a thousand and one different personal stories emerge, from memorable dinners and fondly remembered first dates, to international vacations. Everyone has their own special version and reason for making this dessert. Mine was much more simple; a Saturday afternoon, a craving for dessert, and a basketful of apples. What to do? Continue reading