Wholesome (Vegan and Gluten Free) Breakfast Cookies

Wholesome (Vegan and Gluten Free) Breakfast Cookies

Breakfast Cookies / Vegan & Gluten free (makes 12 - 15 depending on the size you make them) You can make a batch of these breakfast cookies and keep them wrapped in "twos" in the freezer. Take them out as needed to thaw the night before. They are great with coffee in the morning, along with fruit or jam. They are also good with a cup of tea as a midday snack to tide you over, as they are not overly sweet. Ingredients:    (preheat oven to 340 degrees) 1 1/2 cup of…
The New Hamptons Cottage

The New Hamptons Cottage

3/27/15 The long, cold and snowy winter of 2015 set the construction of our new house way back! The old cottage was knocked down in the fall, and we had a big hole in the ground. Then the snow started...and it did not stop all winter long. The hole was filled with a few feet of icy snow for the remaining of the winter. Unfortunately the work came to a halt on the cottage for many months. Now the weather has warmed up, and work has finally progressed. This week is the first…
Deviled Eggs

Deviled Eggs

I always think of deviled eggs in the Spring, because it is the perfect thing to do with hardboiled eggs left over from Easter baskets. My grandmother always told me that her secret ingredient was "a touch of mustard" - so I always add that too. I don't actually use a measured recipe - it is more a little of this - a little of that! Lorinda's Deviled Eggs peel and cut in half 6 - 12 hardboiled eggs carefully scoop out the yolks with a spoon and put in a bowl mash the…
Homemade Extra Healthy Muesli

Homemade Extra Healthy Muesli

Muesli originated in Switzerland in the beginning of the 20th century. It was created by Dr. Bircher-Benner as a breakfast designed to ensure that his patients had a healthy start to the day. Since then there have been many variations made to the original muesli recipe with other ingredients added. It is similar to granola but it is generally made without sweetener and oil, and not baked. The milk that is added softens and absorbs into the oats and the dried and fresh fruit provide the sweetness. Both muesli and granola are healthy…
Spring Finally Comes to New York City / 3/20/15

Spring Finally Comes to New York City / 3/20/15

3/20/15 Spring is officially finally here! It is pretty exciting to see the first true signs of it appearing in Central Park after the long cold winter we all went through. A patch of Snow Drops under a tree at the Conservatory in Central Park. Snow Drops poking out from the cold hard ground, amongst the dried leaves and bits of leftover snow. 3/23 The first crocuses peeking up from the ground. Warm weather is around the corner - although it is still pretty cold outside! 4/6/15 - The Conservatory in Central Park -…
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