Carrot Ginger Fig Cake: An Updated Classic

Motivated by the ingredients in my fridge, many acquired in excess because I forgot I already had them… oops, but who hasn’t done that before (insert Mom’s Mustard story). Made with fresh ginger, organic carrots, orange zest, dried figs and a white chocolate frosting, this dessert is a crowd pleaser. The recipe was inspired by a Bon Appetite […]

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Carrot Ginger & Apple Soup Recipe

You can just feel the antioxidants wafting off this creamy smooth yet quick and simple soup. Shown below topped with a fine truffle and a dollop of yogurt or crème fraiche. I based the recipe off of the flavors in a parsnip soup I enjoy. However, the carrot version is more healthy as it does […]

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Roast carrots with sugar, spice and everything nice

A quick side dish with ingredients you probably already have on hand. Carrots are easy to roast and make for a healthy side pairing. This recipe first made its Odds & Hens debut as backup singers to the fried oysters but today is their day. Roasted Carrots with honey, garlic and cayenne Ingredients: Honey Garlic […]

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Church Potluck Throwback Recipes: Cookie Salad and Carrot Raisin Salad

It’s the first Wednesday of the month! This means many things, like a big meeting at work but most importantly…. it was potluck at the First Presbyterian! In the rearview, this is full of great memories for me (my parents may recall some whining or stubbornness on my part): food, fellowship, surrounded by all who […]

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Sunshine Cookies on a Cloudy Day

I’ve got Sunshine Cookies on a cloudy day! Even though I blog recipes and read blogs about recipes. Nothing beats a cook book. I find vintage cook books, especially those from churches or guilds, particularly entertaining. A current favorite featured today is Seafair Cookbook 1951 Such culinary treasures contained within the yellowed pages: Different recipes, […]

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