Black-Bottom Cherry Bars (GF + Vegan)

Eat Well Edibles Recipe

At the heart of this recipe was our inability to choose between shortbread cherry bars and chocolate-covered cherries.

When in doubt, my kitchen plan of attack is to mash it up. And thus, black-bottom cherry bars. Something for both of us in every bite.

Black-bottom transformation

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Multi-Grain Soda Bread

Eat Well Edibles Recipe

In years past airy popovers, a golden braided challah, fluffy brioche or another light style of bread graced our Easter tables. Rain clouds and a damp chill settled in to southeastern NC this year, so I went for dark and dense.

Soda bread originated in Irish kitchens around the middle of the 19th century. Traditional recipes utilize only four basic ingredients: flour, salt, buttermilk (or soured or “clabbered” milk), and baking soda as a leavener — making a hearty, nourishing loaf easily and in short order.

Though you may be accustomed to loaves studded with currants, raisins, dried cranberries or a combination, fruit is typically reserved for tea cakes and tea breads in Ireland. You are, of course, welcome to deviate. Mine is without, but I did add 2 teaspoons of mildly sweet and aromatic ground anise seed.

WG soda bread

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Fruited Yogurt Oat Mini Muffins

Eat Well Recipe

The back to school mania passes by largely unnoticed in our family of two plus cat.

Though its arrival is still much anticipated for cheap office supplies, an ebbing tide of tourists in our coastal town, and the fact that autumn is beginning to loosen the hot, sweaty grip of summer.

While I miss the days when school was part of my own routine, I’m content at the moment to relish these simple joys.

TIB dune

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