Lemoncello cake

Total Time: 25 minutes Yield: One 9-inch 2 layer cake (can be round or heart shaped or square INGREDIENTS • 2-1/2 cups flour — well sifted • 1 teaspoon baking soda • 1/2 teaspoon salt • 1/2 cup butter, softened • 3/4 cup sugar (modified from 1.5) — suggest evap cane juice or coconut sugar • 3 L. eggs —… Read more →

Almond Paste

I had to make Almond Paste for a recipe I’ll post in soon (I have to test it again, it was a little tricky, for Almond Macaroons). Turns out it’s really easy to make Almond Paste. Cheaper, and you can make it organic, with either a mixer or a food processor. If raw egg white is of concern, use pasteurized… Read more →

Adult S’Mores

Note: we served these S’Mores with Loganberry Sorbetto (pureed loganberries, minimal sugar and meyer lemon juice) mixed with liquid nitrogen and used a blow torch to do the top of the marshmallows. It was fun to use both the torch and liquid nitrogen in one dessert, and the tart loganberry was a great contrast to the dark chocolate and marshmallow.… Read more →

Zucchini Salad with Mint, Shallots, Hazelnuts

  The nuttiness of the hazelnuts with the fresh cleanness of the zucchini and mint is really lovely. And the shallots give it a small bite. It’s a great combo.   Ingredients 4 sm organic zucchini, chopped into small diced sized pieces 1 sm organic shallot finely minced 1 small bunch organic mint, washed and chopped to be about 1/2-3/4… Read more →

Google Ragu with Gnocchi

About three weeks ago I had lunch at Goog.. and you know the rule when you eat at one of their restaurants: try a small bite of everything they make. It’s organic deliciousness. I had a little of the meat ragu and potato gnocchi.. not something I eat a lot of generally .. but it was divine on a cold,… Read more →

Perfecting Cafe Gratitude’s Warm Sushi Salad

Two years ago, I bought the Cafe Gratitude cookbook, just so I could get the recipe for Warm Sushi Salad and the “I am accepting” almond and raw cacao milkshake (you just have to get over the names.. these two things are terrific.) Anyway, the book neglected to have either of them. I rarely buy cookbooks, and make everything out… Read more →

Cherry Claflouti

This recipe was adapted from Elise Bauer’s site Simply Recipes, who adapted it from Garrett McCord’s recipe.     Cherry season is short.. but when it comes.. it’s in full force. Buy or pick all you can and then eat them like crazy fresh with cereal or on yogurt, or in Claflouti, in cherry with dark chocolate shaved ice cream,… Read more →

Chile Verde Recipe (adapted from Elise Bauer)

I adapted this from my friend, Elise Bauer’s recipe, though I altered it from memories of another friend Alex’s mom’s dish, who made this about 20 years ago in Santa Fe for a family get together. In Alex’s family, her mom, all her aunties and great-aunties (her mom’s aunts) would each cook one dish or addition for family events. They… Read more →