Pirate Kitchen

Beet Surrender

Gluten Free, summer, Vegetarian | August 5, 2016 | By

Organic garden beets

Fresh, dirty, and colorful. I’m talking about beets. I’ve found that beets are one of those ingredients, like cilantro, people either love or hate. I happen to be a lover and right now have them straight from our garden. In rare form to find recipes, I of course cruised the internet. I’m sharing recipes from Sprouted Kitchen for Beet Green Salad (tweaked only slightly and renamed) and from Simply Recipes for Beet Hummus. Aside from the thrill of knowing I’ll soon be eating beets, the two recipes compliment each other by sharing most of the same ingredients like tahini, lemon juice, and…beets! So, prep your beets and enjoy them two ways. I think those with beet bounty from either a garden or CSA box, will really love these recipes. 


A New Look and A New Recipe!

Baking, Cakes, Desserts, General | November 15, 2015 | By

Lemon Almond Butter Cake
Lemon Curd.  That’s the reason to make this cake.  Oh, also that the lemon curd is baked inside a spectacular buttery almond cake.  Add this one to your baking repertoire since you’ll be making it regularly for years to come.  I found this recipe on the Cooking With the New York Times site with a quote that sums it up perfectly:  “…like the ultimate citrus tart, without the heartbreak of pie crust.”  It is.


Baked Applesauce & More Sides!

Fabulous Make Ahead Recipes-Read On!
Baked Applesauce

Everyone has their favorites for Thanksgiving and I’m no exception. I actually don’t love turkey, but love all the side dishes.


Jewish Apple Cake

Autumn, Baking, Cakes, Desserts, General | September 27, 2014 | By

Jewish Apple Cake
Hello and happy Autumn!  It’s been a while, but I’m back and have a cake to share.  I get very excited when autumn approaches.  So many endings and beginnings.  For one, I start baking again!  My friend Cheryl made this cake, brought it to work and said she had a “Jewish Apple Cake” for us to enjoy.  Jewish Apple Cake?!!  I know that cake very well and we proceeded to talk about the name: “you know it as Jewish Apple Cake too? Why is it Jewish?”, the ingredients: “yep, apples, oil, orange juice, etc.” and how much we love it.


Seasonal Salute: Cauliflower

Two recipes for you to enjoy!

Garden Cauliflower

Our garden has taught me the beauty and value of imperfection. Just look at the above photo:  all 3 were planted at the same time and next to each other in the same garden.