You might be questioning me already…just looking at the photo they don’t look like chocolate chip cookies. Chocolate chocolate chip maybe, but not regular chocolate chip cookies. There’s an easy explanation for that, these cookies are made with spelt flour. The problem was the name of the cookie was already long, adding the word spelt just didn’t sound right!
So what is spelt anyway? Simply put it is an ancient non wheat grain. Spelt flour does still have some gluten but is easier to digest than wheat flour. It also has a little more protein than wheat flour. It has a slightly sweet and nutty flavor, thus making it perfect for cookies with nuts.
It’s April already and that means spring! Bring on the fresh spring produce, asparagus, strawberries, lettuces… I’m so excited. Our garden is finally planted and as I write we are getting lots of rain. I’m hoping to see some lettuce coming up soon.
A new month means it’s time for another In My Kitchen post. Thanks to the lovely Maureen at Orgasmic Chef for hosting this monthly roundup. March was a busy month and yet I seem to have forgotten most of what happened in the kitchen!
In my kitchen I have some new purchases from an Etsy shop. Let me just say Etsy is dangerous! I justify it by saying I was spending my “play” money. Every now and then I cash out my Ibotta account and spend the money on something I wouldn’t normally get. This time it was a coconut shell salad serving spoon and fork. I also got a set of 5 coconut shell dessert spoons.
Is the first month of the year really over already? In some ways it flew by and in others it dragged a little. I suppose that means it’s time for another In My Kitchen post. Thanks again to Maureen for hosting this wonderful monthly get together. As always it has been rather busy in our kitchen. This time around I’m not starting off with new kitchen items or food, but with my two budding sous chefs.
All three boys have always been by my side in the kitchen. They help, they eat while I try to cook….they are a constant in my kitchen. To help them along with their cooking skills I decided to let each of them have their own brunch. They would get to plan it and help cook.
Jack was first. For his meal he picked cauliflower crusted quiche (bacon, cheddar and broccoli) and a fruit crisp with crushed snickerdoodles on top (thanks Celia for the idea). Let’s just say it was pretty popular and Jack did well helping prepare the meal. He also enjoyed bossing his brothers around since he was the head child chef! The lesson on opening a bottle of bubbly was also a hit, especially when the cork hit the light fixture.