Whole Wheat Hot Cross Buns

The other day I was watching a bit of a BBC special, Tudor Monastery Farm and picked up a couple interesting facts. The average diet in Tudor England was 2 pounds of bread and about 9 glasses of ale a day. The ale was made as a way of ensuring water was safe for drinking. […]

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Aunty Mae’s Cheese Buns ( Gluten Free )

            Do you remember Maxine? She gave backbone to being a battleax and was the inspiration of cartoonist John Wagner. My friend Ann loves her and was generously willing to share her recipe for gluten free cheese buns so I included her Maxine Cookie Jar in the setup photo instead of a Kitchen Wand. […]

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Poppy Seed Pinwheels

This is a good year round recipe but as Imbolc is near, I thought I would contribute a last “seed” recipe. Seeds are one of the traditional foods of this celebration, along with grains and dairy, all parts of this pinwheel recipe. Many North American recipes for poppy seeds are combined with lemon. This is […]

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Gluten Free Soda Bread Experiment

After posting a recipe for a whole wheat soda bread in connection with the coming celebration of Imbolc, last week (http://mykitchenwand.com/?p=1230),  I received a question about a gluten free alternative from France. I had been thinking about it myself and wondering what might be a good way to get that whole grain experience into a […]

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Whole Wheat Irish Soda Bread

Can you believe we are half way through January already!?!? The time is flying for me and it is a good reminder that reaching my goals means staying on track. Imbolc will be here before you know it. Imbolc happens at the same time as Candlemas and they have many connections as traditions from one […]

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