Good Morning! So today I want to chat about comfort food. Comfort food by definition is a”food that provides consolation or a feeling of well-being”; this is usually tied to particular flavors associated with some sort of fond memory or sentimental appeal. For me, it’s further defined as the type of food that at the end of a long day, you just want to snack on as you curl up on the couch with a book and some tea. Continue reading
Ah yes, fruitcake–that disgusting loaf speckled with nuts and bits of red and green jellies. Yet no matter how much people hate the traditional dessert, it keeps resurfacing EVERY YEAR because it is just that: a tradition. Well, bakers, I’m gonna do a little revamp on the good old classic. Not only are we going the vegan route but we’re also tossing out those jellies and replacing them with rum soaked fruit. That’s right: RUM! So go ahead…pour a glass of rum (for yourself and the cake) and create a new classic.
For me, the arrival of fall is officially marked with the debut of the red coffee cups (you know which ones I’m talking about), earth tone scarves, crunchy leaves, and one of my favorite types of gourd….butternut squash! Like its cousin, the pumpkin, this yellow fellow is loaded with antioxidants and fiber! The flavor palette is a little milder in sweetness when eaten raw but bursts with natural sugars and spices when roasted down.