Pirate Kitchen

Walnut Cake

Baking, Cakes, Desserts | March 28, 2012 | By

Walnut Cake with Whipped Cream and Turbinado Sugar

When I read about this cake in Bon Appetit, it didn’t look like much, kind of like blondies, but the list of ingredients got me hooked, screamed cake at me and my mouth positively watered. A big part of what I love about cooking and baking is reading. I’ve always loved to read and get the biggest thrill (read geek) from reading recipes.

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Wheat Berry Salad with Dried Cherries

General, Salads, Vegetarian | March 1, 2012 | By

Wheat Berry Salad with Dried Cherries

What is a wheat berry? Wheat berries are whole wheat kernels, full of protein, fiber and other vitamins and minerals, that look like brown rice and are easy to prepare:¬† they’re boiled in salted water. Once boiled, they plump up a bit and become¬†chewy and nutty, but not starchy. This is what they look like in their raw state:

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