Almond Flour Sandwich Bread

Almonds hail from the Mediterranean area of the Middle East and as far east as Indus.  Throughout history, as far back as 1600 BC, they have been culturally significant, from the Biblical reference to Aaron’s rod, which blossomed and bore almonds, to the 100 AD Roman custom of showering newlyweds with almonds as a fertility…

Five Minute Brioche Rolls

Originally posted on Lea & Jay:
Well, it’s August now, which must mean Summer is going to be winding down soon (please Jesus!). Though I bet there are a fair share of you who are still getting some visitors turning up on their door. It doesn’t really happen too terribly often to us here in…

Halibut with Lemon Butter and Crispy Shallots

Halibut is a flatfish, genus Hippoglossus, from the family of the right-eye flounders (Pleuronectidae).  The name is derived from haly (holy) and butt (flat fish), for its popularity on Catholic holy days.  Halibut are demersal fish which live in the North Pacific and the North Atlantic oceans.  The halibut is the largest flat fish, averaging…

Fools Believe and Liars Lie

in·fi·del·i·ty [in-fi-del-i-tee] noun, plural in·fi·del·i·ties. 1. marital disloyalty; adultery; 2. unfaithfulness; disloyalty; 3. lack of religious faith; 4. a breach of trust or a disloyal act; transgression. I started this blog by looking at the statistics. Somewhere between 18% and 60% of married Americans will have an extramarital affair during their marriage. Men cheat more…

Fairy Tales, Frogs, Corn Flakes and Horseradish

“In fairy tales, the princesses kiss the frogs, and the frogs become princes. In real life,the princesses kiss princes, and the princes turn into frogs.” ~ Paul Coehlo, By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept We are not princesses.  They are not princes.  Therein lies the rub. By princesses, I don’t mean the lily…

Tea, Earl Grey, Hot

“Words are easy, like the wind; Faithful friends are hard to find.” ― William Shakespeare Today over lunch, I have been eating a very clean, organic detox salad, nursing a migraine that has been courting me since Saturday, and lamenting the horror of Mondays, which were undoubtedly invented by someone with a dominant and defective…