Chocolate Chip and Walnut Banana Bread

Saturday started with bright warm sunshine. It shone a steady stream of light through the windows. These days call for crackling wood stove fires. And freshly baked bread. Enjoy your weekend! xo Jodi      


Pumpkin Walnut Loaf with Chocolate Chips

October is upon us, which means pumpkin. We collect our ingredients in the sun strewn kitchen on this beautiful Sunday morning. Cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and all spice speckled flour is incorporated into creamed butter and sugar. Alternate with pumpkin puree until mixture is smooth and orange in color. Chopped walnuts and a healthy dose of… Continue reading Pumpkin Walnut Loaf with Chocolate Chips

See what I see

Apple Season

Here in New England, September is apple picking time. Out of all the fruits in this world, I like apples best. We chose a sunny day to go to the orchard to pick our share of Macs. Now, what to make? My usual would be the Blue Ribbon Apple Pie, always a favorite. Then there's the… Continue reading Apple Season


Apple and Walnut Blondies

My mother-in-law has always had shelves upon shelves of cookbooks. Like me, she sits and reads these cookbooks as if they are novels, with pen and paper in hand to write down the shopping list for the week. A few months ago she gave me a few dozen of those cookbooks that she no longer… Continue reading Apple and Walnut Blondies


Peach Bars

Mid-August=peaches. It was a hot day for peach and nectarine picking but we enjoyed walking through the rows of trees, heavy with fruit, at an orchard a few towns away. Once home, we got straight to work making a sort of shortbread cookie dough. Ethan likes to be the one that twists or "cracks the code"… Continue reading Peach Bars


Oatmeal Apple Cookies

Even though fall is a more than a month away, I'm getting my taste buds ready. Here we are combining hearty oats with crunchy apple bits and warm cinnamon spice. If you have an apple in your fridge, it's a sure sign that you are destined to make these cookies. Let's do it. The dry… Continue reading Oatmeal Apple Cookies

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

Cake, Wild edibles

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

Frozen Treats

Chocolate Peanut Butter Swirl Ice Cream

My new favorite hobby is making ice cream. And it's all because of this sticker... Sweet Lo's Ice Cream in Seattle, Washington is the passion of it's creator, Lauren Wilson. It's ice cream the way you've always wanted it to taste, without the use of stabilizers and preservatives. Since I can't get to Seattle, I… Continue reading Chocolate Peanut Butter Swirl Ice Cream


National Donut Day

In honor of this blessed day, try: Blueberries in your donuts... or apples... or chocolate... or orange... or banana and peanut butter... or pumpkin... or try them all :)