Irish Soda Bread with Muesli

Irish Soda Bread with Muesli / Patty's Food

I’m not sure which came first-Irish Soda Bread with Muesli or  Three Fruit Marmalade- but they belong together and are definitely a match made in heaven.  Every year when Saint Patrick’s Day rolls around I’m usually good for baking a loaf or two of soda bread, but this year I did a little experimenting and […]

Hazelnut Streusel Bread

Hazelnut Streusel Bread / Patty's Food

  I could spend my time organizing myself for the holidays until the cows come home but instead I’m going to write this post, go for a walk, run to the market and spend a few hours in my kitchen making turkey soup with my Thanksgiving leftovers.  Oh, and I also have this hazelnut streusel […]

Banana Apricot Bread with Apricot-Pluot Jam

Banana Apricot Bread with Apricot Pluot Jam / Patty's Food

Summertime and the livin’ is easy, fish are jumpin’ and the apricot trees are loaded with apricots.  I created my own mini heatwave in the kitchen over the weekend with both apricot-pluot jam bubbling away in the preserving kettle and a loaf of banana apricot bread in the oven.  It was worth it.  Apricots are […]

Strawberry & Goat Cheese Tartine with Truffle Honey for French Fridays with Dorie

Strawberry & Goat Cheese Tartine / Patty's Food

This morning on my weekly visit to the Marin county Farmer’s Market at the Civic Center,  I thought -we are so fortunate in Marin County to have one of the best markets in the world right here in our backyard.  Which brings me to this week’s assignment for French Fridays with Dorie, the online cooking […]

Fennel Fig & Almond Bread

Fennel Fig & Almond Bread / Patty's Food

  I made this bread last year and loved it.  Somehow it never made it to the blog but I never forgot about it and finally got around to making another loaf.  A few months ago I also made a small batch of fig preserves which I broke into last week to spread on slices […]

White Chocolate Cranberry Bread

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What is it about a slice of this quick bread that I find so appealing?…Maybe it’s the tender crumb or the sweetness of the white chocolate or the bright red little explosions of fresh cranberries baked in each slice?  Or maybe it’s because of the holiday tradition that dates back to my early memories of […]

Poached Pear and Ginger Quick Bread

Poached Pear and Ginger Quick Bread / Patty Price / Patty's Food

Today is the first official day of bread baking season at my house, if I had a sign that said ‘bread baking season open’ I would hang it over my stove.  I have a long list of breads I want to make over the next few months so today I’m kicking off my season with […]

blueberry scone muffins

blueberry scone muffins

  I found baby blueberries at the Santa Rosa Farmers Market from a  grower out of Sebastopol who grows 10 different varieties of blueberries, of course they’re not all ripe at the same time but wouldn’t it be fun to see and taste all those different types of blueberries at once.  This morning they were […]

zucchini bread with walnuts and chocolate

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Baking with zucchini is a time honored gardener’s Summertime activity.  First we grow the zucchini, maybe even grow multiple plants because they are so easy to grow, then we say, ‘what do I do with all my zucchini?’  Bags of zucchini and recipes that range from breads, cakes, pickles to delicious side dishes for dinner […]

Kale Soup and Irish Brown Bread with Toasted Walnuts

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I woke up early this morning to start my brown bread and kale soup before the day got away from me, as it often does for all of us.  First off I yanked out several bunches of kale from the vegetable garden and submerged them in a sink full of cold water in the hopes […]