Photos from the Tia Foundation Benefit

A few pics of the dishes from our dinner. We raised over $1500 for the Tia Foundation. Excited and proud!

Planning Ahead: Get Your New Year Stew On!

I like many of you have not been totally crazy about everything I’ve eaten these past few weeks. It’s inevitable with all the socializing the holidays bring that you’re going to have to make some compromises with your food choices. I don’t believe in a lot of restriction anyway, but like many, I sure didn’t [...]

Friends Making Condiments

Recently my girl Kat was lamenting to me that Trader Joe’s had discontinued her favorite tomato chutney. I suggested she give making her own a shot and lo and behold she did! In fact, she and our friend Katherine made two varieties. Then my other gal Nicole went and made mustard as one of her [...]

The Healing Properties of Beets and Horseradishy Borscht Recipe

Beets are funny. So many people wrinkle their noses at the mere mention of them exclaiming “they taste like dirt!” Well, they can. They are earthy root vegetables after all and if the dirt is robust, it will definitely affect the taste of the beets. I love them and know a lot of people [...]

5 Spice Granola with Sunflower Seeds Pepitas Walnuts and Cranberries

This recipe for homemade granola is so delicious and satisfying, you’ll feel silly ever buying it again

5 Spice Granola with Sunflower Seeds Pepitas Walnuts and Cranberries

Yields about 2 Quarts

1 pound whole oats
1/4 pound chopped walnuts
1/4 pound sunflower seeds
1/4 pound pumpkin seeds
2 t. Chinese 5 Spice Powder
1/3 C grapeseed oil
1/2 C grade B maple syrup
1/4 pound [...]

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