Ginger Almond Fig Cake {Gluten-Free}

Ginger Almond Fig Cake Recipe {Gluten-Free} |

A recipe for a gluten-free, almond flour cake dotted with figs and ginger. In August I spent a good deal of time being upset by the lack of figs in my life. I even went so far as purchasing them in Grand Marais when I came across them at the co-op there and then packing them in my cooler and carrying them the 250 miles home. I was desperate … more

Purslane and Soba Noodle Salad

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A bright cold soba salad recipe with plenty of crunch from purslane, daikon radishes, bean sprouts, and fresh garden cucumbers. This salad wants to be front and center on your end-of-summer dinner table. Confessional. These photos are some of my favorites of the summer. I threw the salad together and took them on the floor in my kitchen … more

Lamb Kofte: The Make-Ahead Cook

Lamb Kofte Recipe |

Spiced ground lamb is cooked kebab style in this kofte recipe and served with a creamy yogurt-garlic sauce. All day I've been rushing, my breath slightly faster than should be normal, trying to calm the racing thoughts. I'm attempting to pack in more than is possible while the kids are off at their learning institutions for the first day of … more

Peach Raspberry Paletas {Ice Pops}

Peach Raspberry Hydration Paletas recipe |

Peaches and raspberries blend in these peach melba ice pops to make a perfect fruit paleta with a coconut water base. In the other room, there is a pet toad the size of a thimble that has escaped. I think. It is possible he has dug himself a hole, but some gentle probing suggests otherwise. This is not the first time he has scaled the walls of … more

What You Actually Need to Pack No-Waste, Eco-Friendly School Lunches

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A simple guide to packing a no-waste lunch: what you really need and what you don't. No-Waste School Lunch Necessities Walking through the aisles of major retailers it's easy to feel inundated with the sheer amount of options available when it comes to packing food for your child to bring to school for lunch. With so much on the market, how … more

Lemon Balm Watermelon Green Iced Tea: Cold Brew

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A hint of lemon balm and a healthy amount of sweet watermelon in this recipe turn ordinary green iced tea into a refreshing summer cooler. It was finally hot. The kind of heat where you get out of the shower and by the time you're done toweling off, you're covered in a thin layer of sweat. It's the type of air that is thick in your lungs, … more

Thyme Roasted Radishes with Champagne Honey Vinaigrette

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A recipe for roasted radishes with fresh thyme and parsley and a simple dressing of champagne vinegar and raw honey for a scintillating summer side. I want summer to feel a certain way. This way involves warm breezes that blow through my house, my kids playing contentedly outside together, plenty of time for bike rides to the ice cream shop, … more