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Gluten-free Pumpkin Yogurt Bread
Breads / Breakfast / Recipes / Snacks

Gluten-free Pumpkin Yogurt Bread

October is here, and regardless of the warm weather we’re having in California, that means it’s time for pumpkin everything!  And no, I don’t mean pumpkin spice lattes… I mean pumpkins!  Pumpkin carving and pumpkin soup and pumpkin gnocchi and pumpkin curry and pumpkin pie and pumpkin bread!  This bread is so moist and tender, … Continue reading

Coconut Banana Chia Seed Pudding
Breakfast / Dessert / Gardening / Recipes

Coconut Banana Chia Seed Pudding

Not only are chia seeds highly nutritious, but there is a species that is native to California.  Salvia columbariae, or golden chia, is native to the California chaparral and woodland habitats and was traditionally gathered and consumed by the Chumash and other west coast California Native American tribes.  It is drought tolerant and easy to grow … Continue reading

Gluten-free Carrot Muffins with Lemon Chèvre Filling
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Gluten-free Carrot Muffins with Lemon Chèvre Filling

Happy Labor Day!  For many this day marks the end of the last weekend of summer.  I prefer to see it as the beginning of the end of summer.  Maybe that seems like denial to you, but I think I’m really just a hopelessly romantic optimist.  Read: I’m deeply in denial.  However you look at it, and whatever Labor … Continue reading

Baked Lemon Ricotta with Raspberry Port Sauce
Dessert / Poetry and Prose / Recipes

Baked Lemon Ricotta with Raspberry Port Sauce

This refreshing summer dessert combines a custard-like lemon ricotta base with deliciously tangy and in season raspberries in a port reduction sauce. Here’s a new thing I’m thinking about doing:  recipe and a poem.  Because, why not?   Elephant in the Room   Robes of silver elegantly cloak an unlikely frame   Your grace unencumbered … Continue reading