Category Archives: Baked Goods

Yiaourtopita: A Greek Yogurt Cake

Contains:  Dairy, gluten (wheat), alcohol, added sugar.  Is:  Vegetarian, tree-nut free, one of my rare dessert endeavors. About time I posted another dessert, and to go with my year-long Greek (and longer) craze, I present, Yiaourtopita.  I will be posting … Continue reading

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Holiday Dishes for The End of the Year (Thanksgiving Onwards)

To celebrate Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Solstice, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day, Hogmanay.  And any other date you want to celebrate, whether for familial, spiritual, traditional, or friendship reasons.  After all, any Holiday is what YOU make … Continue reading

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Savory Puff Pastry “Cookies”

Contains:  wheat, gluten, potential nightshades.  Is:  Quick and easy, fun.  Can be vegetarian if you don’t use bacon grease.  I did this one on a spur of the moment inspiration, assuming you can call this an inspiration.  But they can … Continue reading

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Fresh Apple & Plum Buttermilk Upside Down Cake

Contains:  Dairy products.  Is:  Vegetarian, a dessert. A lot of the upside down cakes are made using canned fruits.  It is (the tail end of) fresh fruit season here, so I decided to use fresh apple and fresh plum that … Continue reading

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Savory Gluten-Free Tapioca, Oat & Buckwheat Bread

Contains:  Eggs, nightshades (as seasoning)  Is: Gluten-free, vegetarian, dairy-free, soy-free, nut-free.  Out of a challenge with a group of friends, we needed to make dishes with unexpected substitutions.  Yes, if you are doing this sort of thing often, you may … Continue reading

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Puff Pastry Greek-Style Scallop Appetizers and Mini-Pie

Contains:  Shellfish, wheat, gluten, optional nightshade.  Is:  A recipe for Fish Friday Foodies.   This continues my Greek month.  I am taking a couple of liberties on this dish (so this one is Greek-inspired, rather than full-fledged Greek).  But I … Continue reading

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Bugs in Your Flour & Grains? And, a Removable Label Idea

Not going to be-labor this post. If you live where winter is a thing – with degree days below freezing – here’s a handy hint: Collect your flour and rice and meal (including tapioca and arrowroot flours you have for … Continue reading

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Scottish Shortbread, for Hogmanay

Contains:  Wheat, gluten, added sugars.  Is: A dessert, nut free.   This is also one of the few desserts in the category of cakes or cookies or pastries that I can eat upon being sourced from a commercial resource (although … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day: Pear Upside Down Cake with Buttermilk

Contains:  Gluten, dairy, sugar.   Is:  Vegetarian I went surfing to find a good use for leftover buttermilk, that I’d purchased to make a recipe you’ll be seeing in (yes) March.  (I also used some for buckwheat pancakes.) I came … Continue reading

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Rhubarb and Chocolate Buckwheat-Oatmeal Cookies, with Maple Syrup, Gluten-Free

Yeah, I know, what a combination! I was gifted with a batch of fresh rhubarb, and decided I wanted to make cookies.  Gluten-free ones.   As I’ll admit, I don’t need to be gluten-free, but I like supporting my readership … Continue reading

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