Pastas and Grains

Buckwheat Scallion Pancakes

March 17, 2014
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Happy St. Paddy’s Day! This month marks 6 years since I created this blog, and 5 years since I began using a DSLR camera and started learning photography (Ok, actually I got my first DSLR about 6 months before that as a wedding gift, but it literally took me several months to figure out how […]


Black Truffle Risotto

November 6, 2013
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For the first time in four years (i.e. the first time since I’ve been in Switzerland), we’ve actually had what this New Englander could call an Autumn. There has been some actual color on the leaves, Fall temperatures, and that invigorating brisk chill in the air while the sun lights up the color of the […]


A very green “carbonara”

March 6, 2013
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I am not going to write about the weather.  Ever since I have become cognizant of my own weather ramblings as I introduce blog posts, I have noticed I am far from alone in this habit.  Who needs small talk on a personal blog? Not here, I know you all didn’t come to hear me […]


Ratio Rally – Corn Tortillas

September 5, 2012
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For those of you that don’t know, the Gluten Free Ratio Rally is a group of gluten free bloggers that strive to find or utilize ingredient ratios in creating GF foods. Each month a different person hosts and we tackle a new challenge, each with our own spin on it. This month Brooke of B & The Boy! challenged us to create tortillas or wraps.


Ratio Rally – Gluten Free Bread

June 6, 2012
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If ever there was a gluten free baking challenge, this would be it – BREAD! Most bread depends on gluten to succeed – gluten is that versatile protein that when developed, forms a strong air-trapping network allowing bread to  create that characteristic structure and crumb.  In a gluten free bread, the goal is no different, […]


Shrimp and Rice Noodle Salad

April 19, 2012
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I never really considered myself a “healthy” cook.  In truth, because I don’t feel I am qualified to know what the word “healthy” means.  My Ph.D. is not in anything related to food or nutrition, nor anything that could even be remotely construed as such. To me, what seem like obviously healthy foods may not […]