Quinoa Salad with Roasted Pumpkin for Fall
Brunch / Dinner / Lunch / Salad / Side Dish

Quinoa Salad with Roasted Pumpkin for Fall

We went to Green Spark Farm in Cape Elizabeth on the hunt for organic pumpkins to continue our gastronomic celebration of fall in general and October in particular. They had beautiful examples of a variety of squashes.  One of the tastiest is their Golden Acorns: sweet, smooth flesh, perfect for roasting. Even though pumpkin is … Continue reading

Aubergine and Tomato Spread: Zaalouk!
Brunch / Hors d'oeuvre / Lunch

Aubergine and Tomato Spread: Zaalouk!

Sarah and Howard visited us last August.  Since then communication with “Uncle Howard”, who currently writes from Backnang, Germany, has been strictly via email. “Dips have been my thing lately. I made some absolutely fabulous zaalouk (moroccan aubergine [eggplant] & tomato dip) last week….” I continue to appreciate How’s adventurous gastronomic spirit, superseded only by … Continue reading

Gluten-free Blackberry Buttermilk Cake with Streusel Topping
Baked Good / Brunch / Cake

Gluten-free Blackberry Buttermilk Cake with Streusel Topping

I almost missed blackberry season!  Our raspberry and blackberry bushes got moved and moved again during the spring and summer, so weren’t very productive. Others by which I usually chart late “summer” are on a walking route I take much less often. So, blackberries fell off the radar screen until last week when a hiking … Continue reading

Gluten-free Rockycoast Crisps
Baked Good / Brunch / Side Dish / specialities and sundries

Gluten-free Rockycoast Crisps

Lesley Stowe’s Raincoast Crisps are among my favorite foods. The size, flavor, and texture of these savory and sweet crackers is just about perfect.  If only they were gluten free for Gus….  This flies in the face of yesterday’s mantra: maybe those following a GF diet should just eat (d’Affoinois) on apple slices.  Any while … Continue reading