Rhubarb Crumble

Rhubarb Crumble. Bright pink tart rhubarb tossed with sugar and orange zest slumped under a brown butter vanilla bean cookie-like lid. Rustic and homey baking at its best. From Blossom to Stem | Because Delicious | www.blossomtostem.net

Spring has, at long last, sprung. The tree outside the living room window is in full leaf. The neighborhood is dotted with colorful blooms. The farmers markets have opened. On a damp, foggy Wednesday morning, I loaded up on asparagus and spring onions and French breakfast radishes and pastured eggs from some of my favorite […]

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Homemade Kind Bars

Homemade Kind Bars. Simple chewy, nutty granola bars. So easy to make. Gluten free. Vegan. From Blossom to Stem | Because Delicious | www.blossomtostem.net

It took me years to get around to making granola bars (or energy bars or fruit and nut bars or whatever you’d like to call them). You see, I have this granola that I love and that I made regularly for years. But for reasons I can’t quite pinpoint, I seem to have lost the ability […]

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Cranberry Clementine Smoothie

Cranberry Clementine Smoothie. A creamy jewel-toned smoothie that comes together in minutes. Vegan, gluten free, dairy free. From Blossom to Stem | Because Delicious | www.blossomtostem.net

January is always the toughest month for me for cooking. There’s a post-holiday malaise that hangs over the kitchen. I try to balance the excesses of December with austerity, but it’s hard to get excited about much of the seasonal produce when the pickings are slim. Oh, I like root vegetables and cabbage and squash but sometimes […]

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Chewy Citrus Molasses Spice Cookies

Chewy Citrus Molasses Spice Cookies. Simple fragrant chewy cookies that taste like Christmas. From Blossom to Stem | Because Delicious | www.blossomtostem.net

I’ve been slow to get into the holiday spirit this winter. I’ve tried. I watched the charming A Very Murray Christmas on Netflix. I’ve listened to some of my favorite holiday music–Vince Guaraldi, Bing Crosby, Nat King Cole, The Pogues’ “Fairytale of New York,” The Pretenders’ “2000 Miles,” Joni Mitchell’s “River”–and none of it has quite […]

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