Roast Beets Recipe from Cafe Aion

Roast Beets Recipe from Cafe Aion

My husband and I had Cafe Aion’s roast beets recipe on our first trip to the restaurant, and they impressed me both with the richness and simplicity of the flavors.  I didn’t really know I even liked beets until this past year, but it turns out I only disliked the mushy canned nonsense that...

Feral Cherry Pie

Feral Cherry Pie

I knew that Butterpowered Bike and I would be friends when she showed me where she’d found cherry trees for foraging. I mean, that’s friendship, right there. But I knew we were really truly foodie buddies when she helped me pick—and then let me take ALL—the cherries because I told her I wanted to...

Foraging: Stuffed Yucca Blossom Recipe

Foraging: Stuffed Yucca Blossom Recipe

There’s something so poetic about eating flowers, as in this easy yucca blossom recipe.  Butterpowered Bike mentioned fairies when we were collecting elderflowers on our foraging jaunt, and I couldn’t get the image out of my head.  Tiny, dainty fairies dining on delicate white flowers. Yucca flowers are not quite so tiny, but you...

Foraging Adventures

Have you ever met someone and just clicked? That’s what happened when I met Butterpowered Bike of the blog Hunger and Thirst for Life at a foodie event recently.  She was talking about making wild garlic pickles, I was offering bundles of herbs from my garden.  It was foodie love at first bite… er,...

One-Bowl Blueberry Cake

Our Safeway had blueberries on sale this week, two pounds for $3, so I had to stock up! I have to say, I love blueberries, and I’m a little jealous of my sister in Mississippi and my friend in Illinois who can go pick their own at local farms. No blueberries here, but I...