Lemons, Oranges, Kumquats and More
We’re back from Atlanta and the good news is we had a great show… The bad news is we returned with big fat colds and will be spending the weekend nursing ourselves back to health. Fortunately, we came across this recipe for citrus cake on our of our favorite foodie blogs, Cannelle et Vanille. A few days ago, Aran received a huge box of citrus from a friend in California and when she has lemons, she makes cake! Just reading this post has helped clear our heads and ease our sore throats. Nothing like a bit of lemon, honey and a slice of cake for a cold.
Sliced and Diced
Citrus Cake and Lemon Curd
What will you be doing this weekend to add a bit of zest to your life?
P.S. Click on the pictures to get the recipes!
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Spring Crudites with Arugula Pesto
As moms of teenage boys, it’s a constant battle to make sure they eat their daily dose of fruits and vegetables so we’re adding “no thank you bites” and “try it Tuesdays” to the menu. Granted, these strategies are usually used on picky toddlers but the again…
Quinoa Harvest Salad
With spring just around the corner and the local farmer’s market about to open, what better time to sneak some healthy kale or brussel sprouts into the boys’ diets. There are so many online sources for recipes that inspiration is just a click away and one of our favorites is Camille Styles.
Her Tuesday Tastings and In Season posts are the best and a number of her meals have been boy tested and approved (although one of them quipped this weekend that wholegrain flatbread pizza is NOT a substitute for the real thing!)
Quinoa-Berry Breakfast Bowl
This weekend, we’ll be trying the Quinoa Harvest Salad and hope to hear “may I have some more, please.” So, what’s cooking in your neck of the woods today?
Butternut Squash Strozzapreti
P.S. In case you’ve never used the above mentioned picky eater strategies, “no thank you bites” gives your child the right to say no thanks after they’ve tried a bite of something new and “try it Tuesdays” allows you to test a new recipe on the family (and get their feedback – positive or negative!) If you want any of the recipes pictured in this post, just click the image.
Thai Steak + Noodles
Photos and recipes via Camille Styles
Two weeks and counting before Thanksgiving is upon us and we get to savor the most delicious pumpkin chiffon pies (alas, the recipe’s an ancient family secret that we’re not allowed to share!) But there is one recipe that we heard of on the radio that had us salivating and almost driving off the road… Pumpkin Stuffed with Everything Good, one of Dorie Greenspan’s favorite dishes in her new cookbook, Around My French Table.
How to Cook French, with Shortcuts
The recipe came by way of a French friend’s sister who lives in Lyon. As the story goes, this sister’s husband grows pumpkins on his farm and when the pumpkins are very small, she goes out into the fields with her children and they carve their name in the pumpkins. When the pumpkins grow, their names grow, too, so that they each have their own pumpkin to make this dish.
Pumpkin Stuffed with Everything Good
Caution: the recipe above includes butter, bacon, heavy cream and Gruyere cheese so for those of you who (like us!) are watching what you eat before the big day comes, you might prefer these (lower fat!) pumpkin pretties.
Decorative and Pretty Pumpkins
Light Up a Pumpkin Candle
A Lovely Pumpkin Soup Tureen
Pumpkin Saffron Macaroons
Photos from Dorie Greenspan, Cohn-Stone Studios, Gracious Home, Peter Thomas Roth, Charlotte Moss and Tartlette