Tropical Rolled Spelt Cookies

Spelt is an ancient relative of wheat, full of protein, fiber and iron, it’s known for being kind to our tummies and it’s nutrients are easily absorbed into our bodies.  I just recently started using spelt flour in my baking which is very similar to whole wheat pastry flour. I like using spelt for cookies, […]

Banana Ginger Macadamia Nut Coffee Cake

This is the first of two easy and quick recipes that I made this week from the ripe bananas collecting dust on my kitchen counter.  Don’t worry, they were collecting dust on the peel not on the part I used for these recipes!  The good news is that both recipes can be made from start […]

Ginger Macadamia Nut Pound Cake

I served this ginger macadamia nut pound cake with the pineapple sorbet from my last post and don’t get me wrong, they were good together, ask my husband Scott.  But I would serve slices of this mildly spicy and delicate crumbed cake with afternoon tea or coffee any day of the week in a heart […]

Key Lime-Ginger Marmalade with Macadamia Nut Scones

Our friends in Palm Desert gave us a large bag of key limes, I guess you’re not actually suppose to call them ‘key limes’ if they don’t grow in the Florida Keys but I’m going to call them key limes in this recipe because I like the way it sounds and it’s my blog. I’ve […]

Grilled Chicken with Herbs and Arugula Salad with Raspberries

My daughter came for lunch today with all three of her beautiful children, not that I’m partial or anything like that! I thought the boys might like harvesting some lettuce and arugula for our salad. So, JD and I spent a little time poking around in the vegetable garden. I had the chicken marinating in […]

Island Dream Bars

These bars are plain looking and maybe with a sprinkle of powdered sugar and an orchid on the plate to dress them up they might look a little more tempting but one bite of the buttery cookie crust with a gooey rich topping full of macadamia nuts and coconut will convince you that these are […]

Tropical Scones with Honey Butter Glaze

Welcome to a tropical paradise set in a rain forest in the little village of Volcano on the big island of Hawaii, please make yourself at home and enjoy some of my scones made with dried pineapple, papaya, macadamia nuts, coconut and a honey butter glaze. One morning I went to the farmer’s market in […]