Cheddar Chive Crackers

I am in love with home made crackers! After last week’s test run of Cheddar Chia, I’m trying out Cheddar Chive…and you guessed it, topped with sour cream. I couldn’t stop eating my last batch of crackers and I already knew what flavor combo I wanted to try next. Sour cream and chives are a perfect match…

Wine-glazed Apricots

Stonefruits are in season and I received my first batch of fresh apricots in my CSA box this week. It was soooooo hard to not just eat them all right then and there. But I resisted…mainly because there were also nectarines in the box and those were already soft and juicy-ripe-get-in-your-mouth-right-now.  The apricots had to…

Cheddar Chia Crackers

I was watching The Great British Baking Show recently and wondering why on earth do the American cooking competitions never have the “ordinary” items like they do on this show? It’s most fascinating to watch! The challenges are hard, but the items they have to produce are actually quite mundane. Such as crackers. Have you seen…

Fluffy (gluten-free, low sugar) Brownies

My niece is spending the week with me and while we are having a lot of fun “girl-time” and I’m getting to play tourist in my own town, there is one thing we have to keep track of at all times: Carbs. She has Type 1 Diabetes and everything she eats needs to be accounted…

Jackfruit Muffins

If you are not yet familiar with the addictive aroma of Jackfruit, this recipe will surround you with the heavenly scent of banana-pineapple deliciousness as the muffins bake in your oven.  Why is this is not yet the most popular candle fragrance out there? Fresh Jackfruit is best, but you can find it canned or…

Lemon-scented rolls made in a South African Camp, on Ellie-time

My husband and I had an agreement, if he was going to volunteer in Iraq, I was going to volunteer in South Africa.  Not exactly an equal trade, but it was fair. I spent 6 weeks camping, literally a sleeping bag and two person tent which I did in fact share with another person, in…

Making an Apple Pie in Bahrain

I didn’t have access to a car and while I felt safe enough going out on my own in Bahrain, it’s not a great idea to get in a taxi as a single white woman. Therefore, I would have to just walk the 1.7 miles to the closest market.

Wonderful aroma of Jackfruit

I love Jackfruit.  LOVE. Most people seem to have never heard of this delicious creature that tastes like a marriage between a banana and a pineapple that comes in a package that could only be described as an alien egg pod.  Okay, so it’s a really weird looking piece of flora.  And it does take…