leaving on a jet plane…

This week I’m switching pastry brushes for paint brushes, spreading peanut butter for spreading cement and hanging up my apron in exchange for flip flops and a ball cap. As you read this, I will be in the Dominican Republic on a construction mission trip. We’re building a house for family and leading a VBS. […]

making fruit juice concentrate

(I’m posting this Kitchen Help along with this one to prepare for a recipe I’ll be posting soon.) Ever since I did a three-month fast from sugar (including maple syrup, honey, agave, and for the first two month, dried fruits), I haven’t had much desire to incorporate back into my diet. Not only did eliminating […]

toasting nuts

I’ve burned many a thing in the kitchen either due to impatience or lack of attention…including my fingers. And sometimes I forget to account for minor, yet important, details in recipes. Like roasted nuts. Roasting brings out their flavor, adding new dimension to a recipe which is why it’s  a good idea to use roasted […]

dark chocolate pudding-mousse (raw)

Whenever I had to do a research project for school, I always leaned toward more sober subjects, like “why suntanning is bad for you” or “pollution in the environment.” Why I didn’t think I could combine my fondness for science with something fun like…chocolate…is beyond me. My oldest son, on the other hand, gets it. […]