Chocolate-Hazelnut Buckwheat Tart

Happy Holidays Friends! Last week I mentioned that I had entered my Sweet Potato Cake (I added new/updated photos to the post) and Chocolate-Hazelnut Buckwheat Tart in a local baking contest. The next day I was so happy and excited to find out that my cake won first place and my chocolate tart won 3rd place! So today… Read More

Buckwheat Polenta Fleurettes with Tapenade Noir

I wish we could put up some of the Christmas spirit in jars and open a jar of it every month. ~ Harlan Miller Hors d’oeuvres, starters, amuses-bouche, bites, finger food—no matter what you call them, these savory fleurettes—perfect for holiday parties or any gathering—lend opulence to your holiday table. Buckwheat, with its bold characteristics, adds flavor and texture to… Read More

Warm Buckwheat Salad with Roasted Kabocha and Caper Berries

Buckwheat ~ by Carl Sandburg There was a late autumn cricket, And two smoldering mountain sunsets Under the valley roads of her eyes. There was a late autumn cricket,
 A hangover of summer song,
 Scraping a tune
 Of the late night clocks of summer,
 In the late winter night fireglow,
 This in a circle of black… Read More

A Plant-Based Diet

Food writer Michael Pollan, author of In Defense of Food, The Omnivore’s Dilemma, and other books, re-defined what it means to eat smart when he shared his credo: Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants. Did you know that reducing your intake of animal products and embracing a plant-based diet is one of the best things you… Read More

Peach Buckwheat Porridge

When peaches are in season, this really simple and tasty dish is served in my home again and again—for breakfast or dinner. Sweet and juicy, summer peaches are one of my favorite seasonal fruits. From cobblers and pies to smoothies and ice cream, fresh peaches are a delicious addition to almost any recipe. Buckwheat, slowly… Read More

Teff and Buckwheat Porridge with Cashew milk

Let’s talk nut milk. In the past I’ve often used store bought nut and seed milks (almond, hazelnut and hemp), but now, I prefer to make my own when time allows. I’ve found it more satisfying to make it myself as I can adjust the sweetness, creaminess and flavor to suite my own tastes and… Read More