Cake, Wild edibles

Wild Berry Lemon Cake

The inspiration for this recipe came while forest bathing, what the Japanese call shinrin-yoku, or the medicine of being in the forest. It is simply going out into the woods and just being; listening to the birds, watching the wind blow through the leaves of the trees, feeling the sun on your face and eating wild food.… Continue reading Wild Berry Lemon Cake

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Mulberry Rhubarb Crumb Cake

Mulberry (Morus rubra) is a deciduous tree that grows wild here in New England. If you're walking along and you see the ground covered in what looks like black berries, look up. The trees can grow up to 70 feet tall. The blackberry-like fruit is ripe for picking in early summer and varies in flavor from tree to… Continue reading Mulberry Rhubarb Crumb Cake

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Strawberry Skillet Cake

A beautiful day deserves a beautiful dessert. This is Raspberry Skillet Cake's half sister. Butter and sugar are creamed and strawberries are diced.   Dry ingredients are added and we have ourselves a cake batter. Diced strawberries are folded in. The batter is spread into the prepared cast-iron skillet and baked for 35-40 minutes.

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Sweet Potato Spice Sheet Cake

I had a helper in the kitchen today. She didn't get her hands dirty but she lent the emotional support baking sometimes requires :) Sweet potato gives this cake flavor and texture. It also boosts the vitamin A content as well as beta-carotene. Start by creaming the butter. It's always a good idea to cream… Continue reading Sweet Potato Spice Sheet Cake

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Butternut Squash Cake

The birds are singing, the sky is vibrantly blue, snow is still blanketing the ground but the sun is out. The calendar says spring is 20 days away. Soon little crocus petals will be sprouting out of the cold cracked soil. But in the mean time, let's just enjoy winter squash. Butternut squash can really be swapped for… Continue reading Butternut Squash Cake

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Classic Gingerbread

It's Sunday and there's a blizzard raging outside. We are lucky we don't have to go to work or school today and we are lucky there's molasses and ginger in the cupboard. I have been dreaming about palm trees and warm sand under my feet. I've tried to imagine the sun shining on my freckled face and sweat on… Continue reading Classic Gingerbread

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Raspberry Skillet Cake

Summer is holding on and we're holding on to it. There's only two weeks until Ethan is off to fifth grade. Let's make the most of what the summer has to offer: swimming, warm breezes, fragrant and colorful flowers and fresh berries. Raspberries are full of dietary fiber and vitamin C and manganese. If you… Continue reading Raspberry Skillet Cake

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Plum Crumb Cake

Plums are chock full of phenols and vitamin C, giving them antioxidant power. Antioxidants slow cell damage and counteract free radicals, which can injure cells and damage our DNA. Plums are classified as a drupe or stone fruit, consisting of an outer fleshy part covering a seed or pit. Peaches, cherries, apricots, nectarines and olives… Continue reading Plum Crumb Cake

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4th of July Cake

Independence Day commemorates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. A national holiday associated with backyard bbq's and fireworks. We are expecting rain today and the fireworks aren't until tomorrow, so we're celebrating with cake. I just couldn't have it any other way. The batter for this cake is the same… Continue reading 4th of July Cake

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Blueberry Cornmeal Cake

A father provides, teaches, disciplines and loves his children. A good father strengthens his family. It is not an easy job and it is sometimes thankless. It is a great responsibility; knowing how to punish and reward appropriately, leading by example, teaching important lessons, admitting when you're wrong and letting children make their own mistakes. It is… Continue reading Blueberry Cornmeal Cake