Maine Island Pancakes
Breakfast

Maine Island Pancakes

This recipe is adapted from one by Nantucket’s Sarah Leah Chase.  Nutty flavors combine to create  hearty delicious pancakes. Butter grated into the batter makes the cakes extra special. Serve ’em with blueberry jam or maple syrup.  In years past we gave the recipe and a quart of L.L. Bean Maple Syrup (ships anywhere in the country for free: excellent … Continue reading

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“Laguna Beach” Almond Breakfast Muffins
Baked Good / Breakfast

“Laguna Beach” Almond Breakfast Muffins

We spent the Thanksgiving holiday in Southern California, far away in body and spirit from our traditional celebration in Maine that included post-brunch pond hockey at Family Ice in Falmouth.  Well that’s not exactly true.  Ice hockey was replaced by surfing beach volleyball, and the fantasy of a family Ultimate game (Gus forgot his Frisbee….) Continue reading

Gluten-free Cornbread
Baked Good / Breakfast / Brunch / Side Dish

Gluten-free Cornbread

This is adapted from an old southern family recipe.  Any compunction I had about using “canned creamed corn” was mitigated by the wonderful flavor and texture of this special side dish. Combine leftover with GF bread cubes to make Thanksgiving stuffing. Thanks to Betsy M. for her willingness to share some family kitchen secrets. Great Auntie’s Cornbread … Continue reading

Gluten-free Harvest Muffins – it’s Halloween, so you can make these with left over Jack-o-lanterns!
Baked Good / Breakfast / Brunch / Cake

Gluten-free Harvest Muffins – it’s Halloween, so you can make these with left over Jack-o-lanterns!

Gus requested a recipe for a meeting of his Farm to Table Seminar. It’s the end of October, so the first one that came to mind was for Harvest Muffins, one of our easiest, most successful GF recipes. When baking GF it’s especially important to measure/weigh ingredients accurately. I like to use a scale, a practice … Continue reading