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Vanilla Wafers

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I’m getting ready to share a new and improved take on Banana Cream Pudding but  first I had to bake the vanilla wafers. I made extra because I like a simple, plain cookie that I can nibble with my afternoon tea. My two year old likes cookies too, for the longest time he was convinced that oat crackers were “cookies”.  These are something I can feel good about feeding him, without white sugar and loaded with nothing but goodness. Added bonus, they’re gluten free, made with oat flour. These would also make the perfect teething cookies for a younger child. Perfect with tea, my most recent obsession is Vanilla Rooibos tea from Le Palais Des Thes which recently opened down the street in Soho. As it turns out, Rooibos tea has many good properties, which is good because I have been drinking it like crazy. Read more…

Red Currant Bread with Almond Streusel

I spent my end of summer vacation in Burgundy, and was lucky enough to catch the end of the wild currants growing in my mother’s yard. They flourish somehow, even though they’re left untouched for a good part of the year. It amazes me how well plants grow there. We harvested an enormous bundle of rhubarb and sorrel too! It was a fun trip filled with friends, the quiet French countryside, vide greniers (flea markets) and good food. When we’re in Burgundy I cook almost every day and night, usually for several people, so I always come home with new recipes and even more cooking inspiration. Here’s a keeper recipe I made with the harvest from the garden. Thanks to my dear friends, who put their high boots on to trample through the weeds and stinging nettles to delicately pluck these sweet and tart perfect crimson berries from the branches, I came up with this recipe. Read more…

Chia Seed Pudding with Fresh Almond Milk

Yes, the main ingredient of this recipe is made of Chia seeds! I fondly remember these from my childhood, used more commonly to grow green sprouts out of ceramic heads known as Chia pets than as a delicious, energy boosting, nutritious, sweet treat. Now the mystery is solved, we all know how it got it’s name. Read more…