rhubarb ~ raspberry crisp

Rhubarb~Raspberry Crisp / Patty's Food

I made a new extremely generous friend in the produce aisle at Safeway yesterday.  I was looking everywhere for the fresh stalks of rhubarb and by the time I found them, a very nice man was already putting the last of the rhubarb, all 8 stalks, in his bag and when he saw my reaction-he […]

irish breakfast cookies

irish breakfast cookies / patty's food

Cookies for breakfast on Saint Paddy’s Day? Why not? I’m sure you will love this oatmeal cookie recipe as much as we did. This is the first recipe that I’ve made from my copy of at home in the whole food kitchen by amy chaplin and even though I did make a few changes, such […]

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 […]

Cherry Upside-down Cake

Cherry Upside Down Spelt Cake / Patty's Food

  Today is one of those coastal feeling days in the SF Bay Area.  A light breeze is gently pushing a few lingering clouds out of our skies.  The air smells fresh. If you own a blue and white striped tee shirt, it’s the kind of day you might wear it. We had a wonderful […]

Fresh Cocoa Apple Cake

Fresh Cocoa Apple Cake / Patty's Food

  I planted 2 apple trees in my garden about 10 years ago that are thankfully producing a fair amount of apples.  However, I could have made a few more fresh apple cakes this week if I didn’t have to share my apples with the birds, it’s kind of sad to reach for a beautiful […]

Honey Challah with Flax

I baked a challah last week and thank goodness I took these pictures quickly because even with just the two of us it disappeared fast.  One of my new year’s resolutions was to bake more bread, that and lose weight, talk about unclear on the concept, oh well. This recipe for a healthier challah with […]

Persimmon Spelt Tea Bread with Toasted Walnuts

 As most of us slip back into our post holiday routines I realize that simple baking is one of my favorite pastimes and that baking on Tuesday mornings makes the most sense as that is the day I pick up Noah, my grandson, from school.  Noah has a sweet tooth, like me, and I really […]

Apple Spelt Pound Cake

apple spelt pound cake / Patty's Food

I’m a happy camper this year as I have more apples on my trees than ever before, enough for me and whatever animals are feasting on them at night.  I feel like laying out a blanket and a picnic hamper, maybe some tooth picks or a few after dinner mints?  The apples are tart and […]

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, […]