Posts Tagged ‘ Walnut ’

  • I like mixing old and new ideas when it comes to recipes, and today’s recipe is definitely in that vein. One of the most popular home-baked treats during my childhood in Yorkshire, England was a scone.  Served freshly baked and warm, I would take a scone, cut it in two and spread butter and strawberry jam on each half. Simply delicious! It seems, however, that not everyone has experienced the delights of a good scone [...]

  • Do you own a kitchen scale? Because you’re going to need it for these cookies. Until now, I had never baked using a scale to measure my flour and sugar, but have been told it’s the way to go in order to ensure reproducibility. It makes sense, because how packed your flour or sugar becomes when using measuring cups will vary every time. Weighing it out ensures that you are using the exact same amount. [...]

  • If you are anything like me, you go to the grocery store with wonderful intentions.  You try to spend the majority of your time on the outside perimeter of the store (the “food-group” aisles), avoiding the rows of canned, boxed and processed foods in the middle of the store.  I try to keep the pantry and refrigerator stocked with healthy food options and more often than not, I’m pretty successful. This is why I buy three [...]

  • Spring seems to be having an identity crisis. For the past month, temperatures across the country have been feeling a lot like early summer — 80 degrees in Chicago?! — but a trip to my local farmers market doesn’t match up. Weaving through the aisles of produce stands reveals spring’s typical bounty of oranges, artichokes, asparagus and even strawberries, but there’s not a hint of a summer’s harvest. Mother Nature has pulled a cruel bait [...]