One of my grandmother’s favorite sides was a simple carrot salad. Ahead of her time in many ways, she always favored vegetable-rich eating and whole grains – not a common choice for a butcher’s daughter. Whenever I see bunches of carrots with their festive green tops, I think of the lunches we shared and her […]
As a child, breakfast was not my favorite meal. Some kids prefer mounds of pancakes, but my go-to breakfast was a tiny package of granola clusters. Simple and enjoyable to make, homemade granola reminds me of those school day breakfasts while having all the flavors that satisfy my adult cravings.
A few years ago I discovered a relatively new maple syrup distillery in New York. It was Oktoberfest weekend, and my soon to be husband was seeking sauerbraten, spaetzle, and beer. Instead we found Madava Farms, home of a maple distillery which happened to be holding a German feast. We spent the afternoon cozied up […]