Archive for February, 2012

Chocolate Orange Almond Biscotti

Chocolate Orange Almond Biscotti

Baked Goods,Kid Friendly,Snacks & Sweets

I am a chocolate girl, dark chocolate that is.   I was going to try to have a chocolate recipe days ago, in time for Valentines Day but I am just not that organized.   I have actually spent the better part of the last week and a half on the couch with my son who is not feeling  well.   It's been rough seeing our little guy in pain. But if I have to watch another Max & Ruby or Dinosaur Train show I am likely to go mad.   I had to take a break and get a little baking done.    The Trailhead Children's Museum is having a bake sale this weekend and these yummy biscotti will be on the…

Homemade Granola

Homemade Granola

Breakfast

Eric had been waiting for me to make this for weeks and even though it is quick and easy, I just hadn't made the time.   He was on a ski trip in Utah and the kids and I were home on Sunday so I thought it would be a nice surprise to have it for him when he got back.    Sundays are a great day to make food for the week, whether it be granola, a big pot of soup or chili, or a casserole type dish you can eat for the next few days.  It makes eating whole foods a lot easier. We woke up that Sunday morning to almost of foot of fresh snow which was very…

ArtichokeTart with Polenta Crust

ArtichokeTart with Polenta Crust

Breakfast,Lunch & Dinner

I can remember my first buttery bite of artichoke heart.   I was in third or four grade, sitting at our white formica dinner table (that is now my work table in my ceramic studio!) in our dining room on 2nd Street in Brooklyn, NY.   Classic 70's wallpaper - a mustard yellow with birds and butterflies, if memory serves.    I am sure I had a disgusted look on my face as I watched my parents dip leaves into a ramekin of butter and skim off the flesh of the inner part of the leaf with their teeth.    What the heck are they eating??   And they were probably telling me how delicious it was while making audible mmming sounds as…

Sweet Potato, Black Bean and Spinach Bowl

Sweet Potato, Black Bean and Spinach Bowl

Lunch & Dinner

I just got back from a beautiful X-Country ski out Cement Creek Road.    It  is my favorite winter activity and such a peaceful way to spend the afternoon.        It's one of the reasons I love living in the mountains and I feel very lucky to have this out my back door.   It's also an activity I did often with my Dad and I really miss him.   On my ski today, I took my little red ipod, the one with all my school course work and was listening to Paul Pitchford, MS who wrote a book called Healing with Whole Foods, talk about Chinese Medicine.  I kept thinking that I wouldn't be studying holistic health and nutrition if I hadn't lost…