Monthly Archives: April 2013

What’s in Season: April

Though I’m sure we’re all getting a bit tired of this never ending cold weather and we all can’t wait until May rolls around with (hopefully!) greener grass and bluer skies, there’s no reason to forget all the great things that April has to offer, too.  Like frostbite, apparently. All jokes aside, though — asparagus […]

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On Sharing Recipes

While collecting recipes from all the participants of our latest swap, I started thinking about the idea of recipe discovery, collection, and sharing. What makes us go, “Ooh, I’d like to make that!” when we see a recipe? What makes us toss out a recipe without ever making it again, and what pushes us to […]

Swap Round-Up: March Madness, Indeed!

Hey, all!  We had our second swap of the year on Monday, March 25th — March was a crazy month and snuck up on us out of no where.  Our first swap of the year happened in January and February went by swap-less (but not without any exciting events!  Stay tuned for an upcoming post […]

Swap Recipe: Sonia’s Lemon Cranberry Scones

Ingredients: 1 cup sour cream ¼ cup lemon juice 1 tsp grated lemon rind 1 tsp baking soda 4 cups all purpose flour 1 cup white sugar 2 tsp baking powder ¼ tsp cream of tartar ½ tsp salt 1 cup unsalted butter 1 egg 1 cup cranberries Directions: 1. In a small bowl blend sour […]

Swap Recipe: Jasmine’s Orange and Chia Seed Muffins (with Lavender Icing!)

Ingredients: 2/3 cup white sugar Grated zest of 1/2 an orange (or you can do 1 lemon. I was just in a pinch and had no lemons) 2 cups flour 2 tsp baking powder 1/4 tsp baking soda 1/4 tsp salt 1/4 cup lemon juice 3/4 cup sour cream 2 large eggies 1 tsp vanilla […]

Swap Recipe: Jenn’s Smokey Lentil Chard Soup

This flavour jumble number is adapted from smittenkitchen’s lentil soup with sausage, chard, and garlic, which itself is adapted from Adam Roberts’ Secrets of the Best Chefs, where it was provided by Gina DePalma. The adaptations were both central (i.e. note the absence of sausage) and in the details. For example, with the way we […]

Swap Recipe: Alison’s Oatmeal Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

This recipe was used from All Recipe’s website. Ingredients: 1/2 cup butter 1/2 cup white sugar 1/3 cup packed brown sugar 1/2 cup peanut butter 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 egg 1 cup all-purpose flour 1 tsp baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup rolled oats 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips Directions: Preheat oven to […]

Swap Recipe: Hannah M’s Hungarian Mushroom Soup

Head’s up, folks: this recipe is from the Moosewood Cookbook.  It takes about 1 hour to prepare, and it yields 4 to 5 servings.  Oh, also — it’s delicious. Ingredients 2 Tbsp butter 2 cups chopped onion 1 1/2 to 2 lbs. mushrooms, sliced 1 tsp salt 2 to 3 tsp dried dill (or 2 to […]

Swap Recipe: Natalie’s Butternut Squash and Kale Saag

This recipe is adapted from Dinner is Vegan‘s website. Ingredients: 1 butternut squash 3 tablespoons vegetable oil or peanut oil 1 large onion, diced finely 4 cloves garlic, minced 1.5 teaspoons garam masala (if you don’t have this, mix together cumin, coriander, cardamom, pepper, cloves, and nutmeg–this will come close!) 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 […]

Swap Recipe: Hannah R’s Tea Blends

Hannah made us a collection of several different tea bags containing herbal blends.  Each tea bag was beautifully decorated with hand-written labels offering descriptions of what was inside and what it would do — plus easy instructions letting us know how long to steep each blend for! Hannah’s Tea Blends included: A relaxing tea blend […]