Recipe: Tropical Fruit Granola

Made with gluten-free oats, nuts and seeds, coconut, dried fruit, and wellbeing-supportive, adaptogenic herbs.

Tiny Buttermilk Pancakes in The Wild

While watching the sunrise over frozen hills from my kitchen window, I ate a single perfect pancake, complete with a cartoon quality pat of melting butter and a hefty glug of maple syrup. I cleaned up while the leftover pancakes cooled, used a cookie cutter to cut them into several small circles, and dusted them with powdered sugar before tossing them into a travel container. I then brewed two thermoses of coffee and patiently waited for K to wake up.

Recipe: Sour Cream Cinnamon Swirl Coffee Cake and a Saskiko-Inspired Hand-Mending Project Update

There is a cake recipe at the end of this post as your reward for continuing to indulge me in my steadfast effort to convert my modest wardrobe into a curated collection of slow craft, folk art heirlooms. I’m only half kidding when I say “curated” and “folk art heirlooms” and I’m not kidding at all about the cake recipe… scroll down to the bottom if you need hard proof.

Recipe: Brown Butter, Toasted Almond and Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie

This skillet cookie is an adaptation of the Bon Appetit Giant Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie recipe and combines a few of my favorite dessert elements: luxurious brown butter, sea salt, toasted almond and chocolate, with toffee-like crunchy cookie edges, and a delectably chewy cookie center.

Recipe: Bison and Butternut Squash Stew

Served humbly over steamed rice, this bison stew was wonderful rich and satisfying. The bison meat itself was so hearty and deeply comforting; we went to bed with full bellies and woke up with an urgent hankering for leftover stew for breakfast.

Lemon-Lavender Shortbread Cookies

I’ve never been to Scotland – I can’t speak to the authenticity of this shortbread recipe but the resulting cookies are tasty and beautiful, and tick all of the necessary boxes for me so I will call them “shortbread cookies” and sleep just fine tonight.