Last week was all about balance and I will write a longer post regarding that at the end. My hope is that I can really incorporate the different elements and make a lifestyle change that gives us a healthy meal plan based on moderation, nutrition and fun. This current phase is actually the one I … Continue reading What I learnt about grains
It's the day before America redeclares its independence. As you may be aware of by now, we are an Anglo-American family [read that literally, not as "white people"]. I am English - born and raised in England. Daddy Alsum is third generation American - with his paternal great-grandparents emigrating from Friesland, The Netherlands. Lark, Hart … Continue reading Happy 3rd of July!
I know very little about the country of Nepal. Its flag is not rectangular. It's a landlocked and mountainous Asian country. That is about the extent of my knowledge. The national dish which I chose to attempt is traditionally really spicy by Western tastes, especially for toddlers. I toned it down a lot, while still … Continue reading Honoring the food of my readers: Nepali dal-bhat-tarkari
As a part of #MakeItMonday, Lark decided that we should make cookies for you all. We made a very quick small-batch recipe for an autumnal treat. It was a big hit with the kids. I am looking forward to making more and more fall food. Autumn officially begins after the solstice on September 22nd. I … Continue reading Gluten free Rustic Fall Cookies
Now this one is going to be a bit of a stretch for the average American family, but I implore you to try it. Britain is known for its meat pies, and we are also frugal people who eat offal or 'variety meat'. Steak and kidney pie is one such example where the two converge. … Continue reading Pacific Northwest Love and Ale Pie
Traditionally, corn has been the crop of America. It is widely accepted that Native Americans even cultivated it long before colonization. Although cornbread is a cornerstone of Southern cooking, the fields and fields of gold Northwest corn inspired me to use it as a basis for this dough. For a long time after Hart was … Continue reading Cornbread pretzel buns