Tomato French Dressing

This classic vinaigrette is adapted from one of my favorite vintage cookbooks when oil and vinegar dressings were referred too as “French Dressing”.  I just love that!  It sounds so much fancier that way.    The perfect balance of sweet and tangy,  and so...

Oatmeal Bread

In my quest for healthy, sandwich worthy,  homemade bread,  this Oatmeal Bread recipe delivers consistent results.  I found it in one of my oldest cookbooks that I bought at a library book store.  Score!  Originally printed in 1948,  from the stand holders of the...

Herb Infused Olive Oil

4 leaves basil 4 sprigs oregano 4 sprigs thyme 1 sprig rosemary 3 sprigs parsley 2-4 sprigs fresh lavender 3 cloves garlic 2 cups extra virgin olive oil 2 tbsp whole peppercorn   1.  Wash and dry herbs. 2.  Crush garlic,  salt and pepper together in mortar with...

SUNFLOWER SEED PESTO SAUCE

SUNFLOWER SEED PESTO SAUCE The gentle,  rich and AFFORDABLE Sunflower seed, is a perfect substitute for the pungent,  and rather bitter,  pine nut.  I prefer this mild version,  of a classic. 2 ounces toasted, Sunflower Seeds.Both salted , and unsalted are fine,  you...

CREME FRAICHE

CREME FRAICHE An absolute must, on any table. Creme Fraiche is incredibly versatile,  use it for both sweet and savory dishes.  My favorite is to enrich hot dishes, as the heat won’t curdle or separate the Creme Fraiche.  So,  the best part is how unbelievably...