Kitchen Classics: Shepherd’s Pie

Some things just never change.  As a result, there are certain aspects of our lives upon which we all tend to rely. For instance, you expect that Wile E. Coyote will tumble down the mountainside (an anvil in hot pursuit), only to re-emerge the following week without so much as a scratch–and start all over […]

Carob Buckwheat Pancakes with Almonds and Carob Chips (Sugar-Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Gluten Free, Grain-Free, Xanthan-Free)

[Stacked high, topped with homemade apricot jam and plumberry sauce] Who says you can’t teach an old dog new tricks?  When she was a puppy, I would have sworn that Elsie had no vocal chords. She never made a peep until she was about six months old. No barking, no whining, no howling, no growling–nothing.  (In retrospect, I’m […]

Spread the Love Around: Pâté Campagne*

* Or, “Nutroast, Nutroast, Wherefore Art Thou, Nutroast?” They say that everyone remembers their first time, and I am no exception.  As I’ve mentioned before, I was a late bloomer, so the event is indelibly etched in my memory. N.R was rich, deeply tan, warm and beckoning. One glance, and I couldn’t resist–I leapt right in, with […]

Country Pâté: Guest Post on Go Dairy Free

Today I’m a guest poster at Go Dairy Free, with the recipe for this tantalizing pâté.  It’s both soy-free and nut-free, too! Hope you’ll head over for a visit to check out the recipe (and I’d love to know what you think!) 🙂 [Disclaimer: this post may contain affiliate links. If you buy using these links, at […]

A Bowl Lotta Love

[Thanks to everyone who left such sweet comments and encouragement for the hellish week of marking!  (And I know I still owe some of you emails. . . coming soon!) Some of you who are students noted that you’d be doing as much work on the other side of the red pen. Whether students, parents, […]

Sweet Potato and Buckwheat Burgers

Years ago, I had the pleasure of teaching for three semesters at Toronto’s renowned Ontario College of Art and Design (affectionately known as OCAD–or, when I taught there back in the Paleolithic, pre-“Design” era, simply “OCA”).  I loved teaching at a place so much the antithesis of the college I’m now at, with its focus on technology, science […]

Lucky Comestible II: Quinoa Salad with Buckwheat and Cranberries

[I thought it would be fun to run a little series over here at DDD: I’ll profile one one of my favorite foods, or a food that I’ve recently discovered and enjoyed, over several days.  For this second entry, I’m focusing on Quinoa. The series is presented on an occasional (and entirely arbitrary) basis, before I move on to the next lucky […]