Quick Snack: Cashews and Chocolate

It’s summer, and I don’t feel like baking. Also, I have a bar of fancy Scharffen Berger chocolate that doesn’t taste as good as I expected. (I can hardly taste the pistachios.) So instead of making chocolate chip muffins or granola bars, I make an easy snack: one ounce of salted cashews with a bit of chopped chocolate. It’s heavenly.

Recipe in a Flash: Strawberry Nice Cream (vegan)

It’s strawberry season! Time for some frozen strawberry decadence. Cashews make this super creamy. Ingredients 1 cup cubes of frozen, unsweetened pear sauce (or applesauce if unavailable) 1 cup frozen strawberries ¼ cup chopped cashews ⅛ teaspoon Truvia (½ packet) Instructions Put everything else in a blender or food processor (see my previous post for thoughts on blenders) and turn to high power following … Read more

Cute birds!

These awesome birds are building nests on the park shelter I walk by most days, and it looks like someone’s trying to help them out by putting perches for them. That, or they’re barbs that are totally failing to keep them away. These aren’t in my Wisconsin bird book, so the only thing I can tell you is that they … Read more