Food Less Plastic

Agua de Sandia

Agua de Sandia

Watermelon Water is a Perfect Summer Drink This drink is one of many possible varieties of Agua Fresca, and it’s an easy one to make as watermelon is already mostly water just waiting to be slurped up. When we have a watermelon sliced open that we can’t eat before it starts to ferment or attract […]

Lemon Rose Sourdough Cake

Lemon Rose Sourdough Cake

This is my favorite sourdough cake recipe yet. The Chocolate Orange version is delicious, but I was craving something lemony. I love citrus cakes and I thought the extra depth of flavor that comes along with the sourdough starter would be wonderful combined with lemon. I searched online and found a few variations on the […]

Chocolate Orange Sourdough Cake

Chocolate Orange Sourdough Cake

Sourdough – It’s not just good for bread. I went to a friend’s house for lunch the other day and came home with a head full of good conversation and a jar of home-cultured sourdough starter. My friend followed the instructions here at Pinch My Salt and had a lively starter one week later, complete with […]

Our Favorite Celebration Cake

Our Favorite Celebration Cake

Gluten-Free Orange Chiffon Cake with Creamy Orange Glaze. Don’t worry, you can use wheat flour if you must.  This is by far my kids’ favorite cake for birthdays, Shabbat, and other special days. I’ve baked it in honor of myself for Mother’s Day, and sent it off to “dessert dashes” at auctions to raise money […]

Sorrel & Miner’s Lettuce Pesto

Sorrel & Miner’s Lettuce Pesto

In which I make yet another version of pesto using what’s in season in my own backyard.  It’s been HOT here, not just warm – The other day, Seattle was warmer than Palm Springs, and although we’re across the sound from the Emerald City, it was plenty toasty on our island. When the sun shines […]

Natural Red Velvet Cupcakes

Natural Red Velvet Cupcakes

Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free If Desired  OK, so I’ve read that there’s no truth the rumor that beets were ever used to give Red Velvet Cake its color (Stella Parks at Gilt Taste has put together a history that seems sound), but when I saw this recipe in Sunset Magazine last year, I knew I’d have […]

Nettlekopita

Nettlekopita

With apologies to the Greek language and culture. It’s nettle season in our local marshes, so we’re eating our fill of these wonderful, free greens.  Our local grocery had some organic phyllo dough on sale the other week, and now that we can eat some gluten again, I was excited to bring a box home. […]