Sourdough Bread

Sourdough Bread…Now that is something I never thought I would make. So involved. So difficult. So much time. I grew up with my mother making wonderful sourdough and other breads all the time (a few times a week at least!) and bake a lot of yeast breads. [Check out my recipes for Honey Oat Bread…

Mango Jam

In Hawaii, late spring going into summer is MANGO SEASON! In my opinion this is the absolute best time of the year. My neighborhood is filled with mango trees and I count the days until the delicious fruits are ready. Finally, after months of staring at the unripe mangos, the time has come. Mango season…

Corn Muffins

Things have been extra busy lately in my house. Leaving the house early in the morning and coming home hungry. I spend my drive home thinking of what I will make that evening. Today, I decided that I would take the time to make my mornings a little less hectic by making a batch of muffins…

Fresh Ricotta

As usual, this post stems from a need to use up ingredients from Costco. This time – milk and cream. There is only so much custard a girl can eat (and I didn’t want to go to the store for eggs) so I decided to branch out. What kinds of options did that give me?…

Apple Cinnamon Bread

Breakfast…maybe dessert? Either way, quick breads are a great way to have a filling snack ready in a short time. No need to let this rise because it is basically cake! Wonderful, delicious breakfast cake. 😀 This is another dish that the Roomies devour within an incredibly short time. I mean, come on, cake for…

Garden Update – 2nd Month

It is hard to believe that month has passed already! The garden has grown so much. We are eating so well. My grocery bill has fallen by such a large margin I was shocked. Not only has the garden been incredibly rewarding to take care of and watch grow, it is now finally saving us…