Chocolate Coconut Banana Bread (Recipe)

I was going to avoid posting yet another banana bread recipe. I’ve already contributed my fair share of them to the blogosphere, and feel like a forth interpretation may be pushing some sort of unwritten code. My post popular post ever has been about Buckwheat Banana Bread and our oven has baked Spelt Banana Bread […]

What’s a Paris-Brest?

Even after nearly nine years living in France, I still make constant new discoveries. They’re especially fun when it comes to food, so I’ve decided to start a new series of short posts called “What’s a…?” to best share some of these finds. Here goes the first one: What’s a… Paris-Brest? It’s a traditional French […]

Spelt Brownies (Recipe)

I’ve finally discovered the secret to amazingly good brownies: vigorous beating. Many recipes mention it, but in the past I’ve been lazy and skimped on any extended batter beating. I recently decided to be wild and spend an extra 8 minutes making brownies. That (and using spelt flour) is the key to light, fluffy, gooey […]

Spelt Banana Bread (Recipe)

Banana bread has carried me through the first weeks of being a new mom. I first made this particular recipe just before the Christmas holidays, but hadn’t ventured into using only spelt flour. I combined 1/2 cup all-purpose white with 1/4 cup spelt, and poured the batter into muffin tins. The banana muffins were a […]

Ode to Oatmeal

Autumn is well on its way here in Paris. Most of the trees have turned yellow and winter veggies like squash, pumpkin, cabbage and Brussels sprouts have taken over the markets. That means oatmeal season has come to our house and I’ve been making lots of it lately. I tend to reserve it for calm, […]

Homemade Granola (Recipe)

One of the best parts of summer is breakfast outdoors. On a patio, a deck, a balcony, in a back yard, near a beach, under elms. Wherever you are in the world and whatever your outside, breakfast in morning air is simply liberating, naughty even – if you stay in pajamas. I’m sitting out in […]