Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Daring Bakers' Challenge: 12 Days of Cookies

Holiday season is the time for sharing and Peta of Peta Eats is sharing a dozen cookies, some classics and some of her own, from all over the world with us.

Our challenge was to make at least one of the twelve cookie or bar recipes provided.  I chose to make the chocolate hazelnut cookies.  I followed the recipe exactly, except for substituting the egg with one tablespoon of ground flax seeds and three tablespoons of water and the cow's milk with almond milk.  I did cut the recipe in half because 4 dozen cookies is a little much.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Roasted Pumpkin Soup

I bought a beautiful organic pumpkin to carve for Halloween and then it rained most of the day, so I didn't carved it.  I figured we wouldn't get any trick or treaters anyway.  (we only had four).  Mr. RK was happy to eat all the extra chocolate, but what to do with that beautiful pumpkin?

Sunday, November 11, 2012

First Hard Frost

We had our first hard frost this week.  The kind of frost that burns the leaves of the summer crops like squashes, cucumbers and beans and puts an end to their harvest.  It came late this year, but we've had all the tell tail signs that it was coming.  

Monday, November 5, 2012

Apricot Pine Nut Cauliflower Pilaf

Recently, I came across several recipes for cauliflower pilaf on Paleo Diet websites, these recipes replaced the traditional rice in a pilaf with finely chopped cauliflower.  I loved the idea because we love this beautiful vegetable I'm always looking for new ways to cook it..  These recipes all called for steaming the cauliflower to make it soft, but I chose to roast it, to give it a richer flavor and a more grain like texture.