RECIPE: Banana Bread Recipe & The History Of Banana Bread

It’s February 23rd, National Banana Bread Day, and there’s only one thing for us to do: Bake a loaf, with lots of chocolate chunks. We prefer making ours with overripe bananas [photo #3]: brown peel = more pronounced flavor. Our friend Beth swears by using frozen bananas (we haven’t tried that yet).     BANANA…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Gluten-Free Quiche With A Potato Crust

[1] Sausage and caramelized onion quiche with a gluten-free crust of hash brown potatoes. [2] Idaho red potatoes (both photos courtesy Idaho Potato Commission). [3] Caramelized onions. Photo courtesy Pompeian | Facebook.   May 20th was National National Quiche Lorraine Day. We make a quiche every year, to celebrate the holiday. (In our college days,…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Cook Sorghum For Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

When we first saw the word sorghum, it was as a tween, in the reading of “Gone With The Wind.” There was no sugar available in the blockaded, war-torn South, so Scarlett O’Hara sweetened her coffee substitute, chicory, with sorghum syrup, a molasses substitute. For decades, we thought of sorghum as a sweetener. After all,…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Brazilian Cheese Bread, Pão de Queijo

On a recent trip to a churrascaria to indulge in the salad bar, our colleague Hannah Kaminsky discovered something more memorable than the jumbo asparagus and whole cloves of caramelized garlic: pão de queijo, Brazilian Cheese Bread. Not a conventional bread (no kneading required), pão de queijo (pow de KAY-zoo) is a Brazilian variation of…
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TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Modern Oats Instant Oatmeal

Two years ago we recommended Modern Oats, a packaging concept that places elegantly-flavored, gluten-free* oatmeal in stylish grab-and-go cups. All you have to do is add hot water to cover the oats in the coated paper cup. Put the lid back on, wait a few minutes and enjoy. No added sweetener, milk or microwave is…
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