Maple Buckwheat Chocolate Chip Pancakes, Gluten Free

April 17, 2010

There was a time once while I was young, when very briefly I thought my sister was nuts for asking my dad to put chocolate chips in her pancakes.  “Chocolate chips and maple syrup? Yuck!” Well, let me emphasize the briefness of that thought – maybe for half a second or so, until I realized […]


Chanterelle Omelette with Saucisson Vaudois

January 20, 2010

So last weekend I successfully navigated the market (very similar to a farmer’s market in the States), and was able to buy things – speaking in French!  Woohoo!  The market here is insane – there are SO many different types of food along with produce.  One stand just sold olives – there must have been […]


Butternut and Sweet Potato Hash with Turkey Sausage

December 10, 2009

I love having a hot breakfast.  It’s not too often that I have the time in the mornings to spend cooking a great hot breakfast, but when I do it’s often the highlight of my day.  There is just something about fried eggs and a steaming hot plate of delicious food sitting in front of […]


Guest Post: ZOMTBAKES – Easy Honey Muesli Bars

October 4, 2009

Warning – this post is not gluten free! I’m so excited to be hosting this great guest post from Zoe of ZOMTBAKES!  While not gluten free, these muesli bars look absolutely scrumptious.  One could buy gluten free oats and maybe something like rice bran could work as a substitute for the wheat germ.  Once I […]


Molasses Granola

July 21, 2009

Warning – this post is not gluten free! If you haven’t noticed, I like my food to taste as indulgent as possible.  I am definitely one of those people that “lives to eat” rather than “eats to live”.  I think most foodies are.  It is a definite balance though, with pretty strict portion/calorie control and […]


How to Make Perfect French Press Coffee

June 5, 2009

If I am not making a latte, I am often making beautifully aromatic coffee with my French press.  I love using a French press – no counter-space required, no fancy machinery, just some hot water.  The average one will run you $20-$30, that’s it.  And in my opinion, using a French press correctly will result in a […]