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blueberry crumb cake recipe, orange tea infused {gf, vegan}

I was itchin’ to get to the Nuts.com gluten-free pancake mix. This recipe seemed necessary.  A vegan, gluten-free blueberry crumb cake recipe, infused with PureBlend orange berry burst tea. The thing with baking vegan is to not just to get it past Dan but to see if he will pick at it without prodding. This one […]

baked berry & chèvre french toast

This baked berry & chèvre french toast recipe is here because of the next round of chill we are expecting tomorrow. You will need this to get you through it.  That’s what I think. (written with a smirk because if you know me you know I hate eggs) I made this dish when we were […]

smoothies & slow cooker coco breakfast cereal

  Be sure to stop by my Phoebe Savors Berks, BCL Style to catch the most recent post about telling 2013 who’s the boss.  I chatted with Stacy Brown, owner of Sunshine Fitness Studio, about New Year’s resolutions and recipes she uses to get her day started. You’ll want to try these. Have I lied […]

blueberry freezer jam

No telling where this recipe came from but I have been using it for the past few seasons.  I love blueberries and sometimes I don’t have the time or the kitchen is too hot to make a batch of hot water bath jam.  This recipe makes a small manageable batch of freezer berry jam that […]

sweet and savory hand pies

Pies in each hand…isn’t that quintessentially summer? I was at Weaver’s Orchard today talking all about hand pies, the versatility of crusts, getting creative with seasonal sweet and savory filling and making ahead of time to freeze for later. Let’s talk dough. I like to play it easy so here are 3 go-to’s for hand-pie making, […]

lemon curd & berry mini cakes

Don’t we all love easy, cheat recipes from time to time…unless you have loads of time to bake, then more power to you.  I used a locally baked shortcake and berries from Weaver’s Orchard and lemon curd from our local Curdelicious (order from the pure food pantry). Before we begin, if you would like to make your […]

pies in jars

let’s begin with a few basics and get you thinking outside the pie box There are 4 things to keep in mind with pies and pies in jars CRUST crumb crust: make ahead, doubling the recipe and freezing the unused portion in a freezer safe container.  pre-bake on a cookie sheet for crumbles on a […]

favorite strawberry recipes

all in one post.  Let’s be honest.  Nothing is better than local, freshly picked strawberries.  Not the organic strawberries from California or the first strawberries that start to appear in the grocery stores in April.  Nothing is sweeter or more flavorful than sun warmed, freshly picked strawberries…. I’m only saying this because it’s not peach […]

frozen strawberry cobbler

It’s a total cheat but it must be done.  Your favorite ice cream flavor?  _______ (insert here)   Mine has to be vanilla bean…the milk, cream and sugar kind of vanilla bean (no weird fillers or eggs).  We grilled a tasty dinner and it’s still rather toasty going on 8p.   Cold dessert it is […]

blueberry salsa

It’s not blueberry season but when Berks County Living asked me for a favorite superfood and recipe it had to be blueberries.  It’s been in my logo from the get go.  Love this North American treat.   It’s not just for smoothies, think vinaigrettes to savories.  I’m not a strict localvoire and when I see […]

fruit yogurt sundae

i know.  i know.  these fruits are not in season, local or organic but i could be eating oreos or sipping bourbon for breakfast. i’ll be milestone old this year.  somehow the past few years have gotten away from me.  lost them dancing to the beat of someone else’s drum. making up for lost time. […]

fruity balsamic

fruity balsamic makes approximately 3-4 cups.  half the recipe, if you like 2 cups or 14 oz pineapple & mango (substitute strawberries, blueberries, pear or maybe some orange) 2 cups balsamic vinegar 1/4 c oil 2 T mustard, dijon, yellow or grainy mustard 3 T agave or honey (sweeten to taste) optional… try some fresh […]

baked blueberry french toast

Every year we get far away friends together for Christmas, after the holidays. We usually do this in January but schedules are challenging to coordinate…so it is Christmas in February. It is usually a hockey filled weekend, NHL Center Ice on the XBox, NHL on tv, and a night at the Reading Royals…. oh, forgot […]

drink your veggies & fruit milkshake

I’m thinking… how to get more fruits & veggies in my diet.  Using the  Dr. Weil anti-inflammatory food pyramid is a helpful guide.  Loving his veggie based pyramid as it offers a balance of the unprocessed carbs and veggies.  Smoothies seem like the easiest way to accomplish this veggie goal and so my experiments begin.  […]

berrylicious spinach and goat cheese salad

Well, garden growth is still headed in the right direction. We are finishing up on the raspberry harvest, an eggplant has made an appearance, I underestimated the potential of my tomatoes (mere cages cannot hold these beasts. shout out to happy cat organics! his plants are looking great in my garden) and I was just […]