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Mincemeat Biscotti – a yummy, crunchy treat

March 21st, 2018 by srsm

Stirring it up: Mincemeat Biscotti Biscotti recipes are simple and take little time to prepare. Enhanced with a variety of added ingredients such as nuts, chocolate and fruit, biscotti is a perfect complement to a hot beverage. These cookies traces their origins to Roman times. The word biscotto (biscotti is the plural) derives from “bis,” Latin … read full article

Scottish Oatcakes: A tradition in Scottish homes

October 25th, 2017 by srsm

Stirring it up:   Scottish Oatcakes are made with oats but the result isn’t a traditional cake! This recipe can be mixed and baked in about 30 minutes. The result is a crisp and cracker-like Oatcake to be eaten with cheese, butter, jam or meat. Makes ~32 Oven 375°F (190°C) Bake 15 to 20 minutes … read full article

Mud Squares for Mud Season

April 25th, 2017 by srsm

Serving it up: Mud season is a gray and rainy time here is the northeast. The snow has melted, the ground is thawing and the rain is coming down. Sometimes a sweet and gooey baked treat is the perfect pick-me-up on a gray and rainy day.  This baked treat fits the bill perfectly, a brownie-like cake base … read full article

Biscotti made with Espresso & Chocolate Chips

March 11th, 2017 by srsm

Serving it up: Biscotti, crunchy and crispy, nothing is a better pick-me-up with a hot beverage. From a google search we learn that though modern biscotti are associated with the Tuscan region of Italy, this popular Italian cookie traces its origins to Roman times. The word biscotto (biscotti is the plural) derives from “bis,” Latin for twice, … read full article

Lorne Sausage is great for breakfast

March 6th, 2016 by srsm

Serving it up  Lorne Sausage, also known as Square Sausage, Flat Sausage or Slice Sausage, is a traditional Scottish  food made with beef and pork. It is said to have originated in Lorne, Argyll in Scotland. If you are in Scotland and ask for a full Scottish Breakfast you will see Lorne Sausage on your plate. … read full article

Carrot Greens Salad

June 23rd, 2015 by srsm

Stirring it up: The first time I got carrots with their tops on from Muddy Boots, our Community Supported Agriculture farms, it got me thinking about carrot greens.  Carrot greens are most often thrown away during meal prep but I thought there had to be a use for them otherwise why would the Muddy Boots keep them attached to the … read full article

Very Yummy Granola

March 9th, 2015 by srsm

Stirring it up: Our guests love this granola. It takes little time to prepare and packs a good measure of fiber into your daily diet. Granola is great sprinkled on fruit, eaten as breakfast cereal or used  as a topping for a fruit crisp or ice cream! Very Yummy Granola 4 cups oats (not quick oats) 1 … read full article

Icelandic Vínarterta – A Shortbread Style Cake

January 14th, 2015 by srsm

At breakfast on January first I presented our guests with my variation of  the Icelandic dessert Vínarterta, a Shortbread and Prune Jam Layer Cake. If you want to learn more about our amazing Icelandic Experience check our January 5, 2015 blog. So, with thanks to the Icelandic cooks for the inspiration which I gained from the Vínarterta recipe and apologies to Icelandic cooks … read full article

Amazing Peanut Butter Cookies

November 24th, 2014 by srsm

Stirring it up: These peanut butter cookies could be called by any number of names: I Can’t Believe It! Magic!, Too Simple To Be True!, the list could go on and you are welcome to make up your own name for these delicious, miraculously quick cookies. Amazing Peanut Butter Cookies will have to do for now. Perfect to … read full article

Rosettes

March 31st, 2014 by srsm

Stirring it up: Here’s an easy recipe for a simply delicious and delicate treat. While easy, this recipe should be undertaken when you have no other distractions as you will be cooking with very hot oil. You will need rosette irons and handle as pictured here with the completed rosettes. The recipe for the sandbakkels (the … read full article

Chinese Chews : The Best Of Both Chewy and Crunchy

March 23rd, 2014 by srsm

Chinese Chews Stirring it up! These bars are quick and easy to make, perfect when you need a little something to go along with an afternoon cuppa. Dates add a special sweetness and walnuts give a nice crunch to each bite. This recipe does not call for any butter or shortening. Ingredients: 2/3 c. all … read full article

German Pancakes

March 23rd, 2014 by Peter MacLaren

Stirring it up: For all of you who have been after me for the recipe I use to make German Pancakes, here it is. This is a simple recipe for one serving and can easily be increased depending on how many hungry folks are at the table.  Ingredients: 1/4 c. all purpose flour or sifted … read full article