Category Archives: Breads & Muffins

Christmas Around the World: Slovenian Potica Cake

Potica. Potvitica. Orechovnik. Štrudla. Orehnjača. However you say it, it all means Walnut Bread…or nut roll, to you and me. Potica, pronounced poe-TEE-suh, is a rolled yeast bread traditionally made by and loved by Eastern Europeans. (*Note: It’s only called a “cake” because it’s made in a cake pan to give it form.)  If you…

Batter Up: Blueberry Coconut Pancakes and Buttery Coconut Maple Syrup

Breakfast for dinner is always a winner…especially if dinner means pancakes. Not just any old pancakes my friend, but blueberry coconut pancakes topped with warm, buttery coconut maple syrup. Coconut and blueberry are two ingredients that are born to be paired. The rich, tropical flair of the coconut milk broken by the tartness of berries is a match that…

Break Out The Berries: Blueberry Rosemary Focaccia

Old Man Winter did not ease his way into the Midwest this year. He could have leisurely strolled amongst the forests and fields, sprinkling them with frost and fairy dust, but oh no…one day it was sunny and nice, the next brought tornadoes and seven days later we had lake effect snow. Twice. BAM. He has…

The Weekend Treat: Pizza Dough

Since making the switch to a more organic lifestyle, we rarely eat out anymore. Maybe once or twice a month and even then, we are picky about where we go. You know what? It’s been a difficult change. I’m not talking about missing fast food hamburgers, because we barely ate that shit anyway. The convenient…

Blueberry Muffins Gone Strawberry

Originally, I had this thought of only baking on the weekends. It may sound silly, but who really needs these sweets laying around all week. As much as we would like to eat them all day long, it just can’t happen…except for this week. Always an exception. You see…I had this half container of organic…

A Slice of Organic Life – Cinnamon Raisin Bread

By now, you’re sure to be living “A Slice of  Organic Life” by baking your own bread. How about mixing things up a bit? Between loaves of whole wheat, try making this Cinnamon Raisin bread. It’s delish. (I’m reposting this article from my other blog…because it just seems to belong here.) I’m sure you are…

Paula Deen’s Blueberry Muffins

With a package of organic blueberries staring me in the face and Paula Deen being my “Celebrity Chef of the Month“, did I really have a choice but to try her Blueberry Muffin recipe? Let me tell you, I made the right decision. After tasting these buttery muffins, you would never guess the ingredients were…

A Slice of Organic Life – Make Bread

[donotprint] As I was sitting in my little library enjoying a cup of coffee, I recently noticed this book laying upon a shelf. For the life of me, I couldn’t remember when or where it came from. It’s called “A Slice of Organic Life” by Sheherazade Goldsmith (say that one two times fast.) It’s a…