Mulled Cranberry Apple Cider Tea

Mulled Cranberry Apple Cider Tea / Patty's Food

  Brrrr.  The frost covered the pumpkin patch last night and it was so cold in my house this morning.  But, I am up bright and early with a hot spicy drink to help you take the edge off these freezing temperatures that have us in their grip this very cold week.  I’ve been enjoying […]

Tarragon Lime Cookies with White Chocolate Lime Frosting

Tarragon Lime Cookies / Patty's Food

  I like cookies that are easy to make, fun to serve and pack a lot of flavor, especially the flavors of tarragon, lime and white chocolate.  December is the month for home baked cookies, for the most part cookies baked with the Christmas holidays and sharing with friends and family firmly in mind.  My […]

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 […]

Iced Spelt Persimmon Cookies

persimmon cookies / Patty's Food

With a few adaptions, such as using spelt flour, these are the same cookies we made every year when our neighbors gave us a bag of ripe persimmons from their tree.  So, last Saturday at the farmer’s market when I saw the display of ripe, cookie ripe, persimmons I could only think of one thing…make […]

Musician’s Brittle~de musico~ and My Trip to Andalusia, Spain

Musician's Bars / Patty's Food

  I’m home from our 2 week trip to Spain and while I’m happy to be home there are so many things I enjoyed and remember about our trip.  I know my husband is missing his daily siesta and says that’s why he’s going to bed earlier at night.  I miss the daily adventure of […]

Pumpkin Spice Mug Cake and a cookbook Giveaway

Pumpkin Spice Mug Cake / Patty's Food

Yesterday we came home from 2 amazing weeks exploring Andalusia, Spain and I know I’ve been neglecting my blog but soon I will have some wonderful photos and recipes to share from our road trip adventure in the south of Spain.  What seems like months ago -before we left for vacation,  I prepared these fun […]

Brown Sugar Walnut Pound Cake

Brown Sugar Walnut Pound Cake / Patty's Food

  I love to bake with walnuts.  I think it comes from my formative years, growing up in a small tract home in Danville, California that was built on what was an old walnut orchard.  We had a huge walnut tree in our front yard and another one in the back.  I remember they were […]

Beetroot Soup with Horseradish Dumplings and Chives, My Trip to Germany, Part 2

Beetroot Soup with Horseradish Dumplings and My Trip to Germany, part 2 / Patty's Food

  It wasn’t easy deciding which course from our three star meal at cookst Du! kochschule eppelheim to make at home first but this beetroot soup with horseradish dumplings and chives won out over the others.  Everything on the menu was excellent but I’m a huge fan of roasted beets and I fell in love […]

Apple Cake Tartlets and My Trip to Germany, Part 1

Apple Cake Tartlets / Patty's Food

  What is it about a trip to Germany that beings out the apple cake in all of us?  I don’t know but on my first day in Heidelberg I was on the hunt for a good cup of coffee to help shake off the jet lag from the eleven hour non-stop flight from San […]

Italian Crumbly Cake and a few more thoughts about the #IFBC2013

Italian Crumbly Cake / Patty's Food

Last week I had the opportunity to attend the #IFBC (International Food Bloggers Conference) which I wrote about in my previous post.  I enjoyed the keynote speaker, Dorie Greenspan and spent a fun weekend in Seattle with the Doristas.  I also had the privilege of attending two photography sessions offered at the #IFBC conference by […]