Pecan Banana Bread

Last fall I made a wild hickory nut flavor extract and have used it in several recipes with wonderful results. About the same time I also made a pecan flavor extract and used it for the first time today. The extract was made simply by pan roasting shelled pecans then letting them steep for a … More Pecan Banana Bread

Onion, Mushrooms & Nopalitos Galette With Blue Cheese

I really stepped outside my comfort zone. I am in no way a pastry maker. Most of my few attempts at anything resembling a pastry involved store-bought pre-made pastry dough. Today I made my own dough with whole wheat pastry flour (and real butter), but this post is more about the filling. I sautéed sliced … More Onion, Mushrooms & Nopalitos Galette With Blue Cheese

Caramelized Pears With Wild Hickory Nut Syrup On Whole Wheat Waffles

It has been a month since I began a wild hickory nut flavor extract project. The idea was to extract and preserve the flavor of hickory nuts in alcohol the same way vanilla extract is made. When used in cooking the alcohol dissipates in the cooking process but the flavor is imparted to the food. … More Caramelized Pears With Wild Hickory Nut Syrup On Whole Wheat Waffles

Breakfast Hoagie

I figured it was time we enjoyed some of that buffalo cheese we got at the Fading D  Farm over a week ago. The cheeses made at Fading D Farm are made to resemble various Italian cheeses, but since cheeses are often named after the local where they are produced Fading D must come up … More Breakfast Hoagie