Cranberry, Pear and Wheat Berry Breakfast

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I have just a handful of weekday breakfasts that I make over and over again.  Lately my green ginger limeade has been my breakfast of choice, since it doesn’t feel a bit like winter right now..  Normally during the winter I crave a warm start to the date and alternate between oatmeal with bananas and almond butter and this delicious wheat berry breakfast.  I first saw this wheat berry breakfast bowl on 101 Cookbooks more than two years ago.  While I’ve made Heidi’s more elaborate version for company or weekend breakfasts on a number of occasions, I use this super … Continue reading

Cranberry Tea

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The name cranberry tea doesn’t properly explain how wonderful this drink is.  The first time J had it, he described it as nectar.  It’s sweet and tart with just a hint of spice.  To me, it’s completely synonymous with the holiday season. My family had cranberry tea for the first time one night when we had dinner at a neighbors’ house.  Susanna and Alan lived next door to us in the new neighborhood we had just moved to.  Susanna is an amazing cook, and had actually published a collection of her recipes.  She grew up Pennsylvania Dutch, and her cookbook … Continue reading