Olive and Pearl's

Poppy and Sesame Seed Flourless Cake

Posted by in Breakfast, Dessert, Gluten-Free, Lovely as Leftovers

So much of what my sister and I love about baking is it’s requirement of attention. The scanning of an ingredient list, the leveling of a tablespoon, the slow folding of egg whites and almond flour; each ritualistic step has it’s own moment and significance. It is a type of meditation that yields so much more than the meal itself. Time spent following a recipe is one of the rare times in your day when step-by-step instructions are provided for you. If implemented with the deserved amount of consideration, your…read more

Polenta and Perfect Tomato Sauce (with Eggplant) – 2 Ways, Part 2

Posted by in Gluten-Free, Lovely as Leftovers, Vegan

  So here we are, a day or two after the creation, consumption, and storage of leftovers of a batch of Polenta and Perfect Tomato SauceĀ – 2 Ways, Part 1. In the general quest to save time and money, these two recipes combinations are splendid. And while I personally love leftovers, these two posts are different enough that they more resemble fraternal twins than outfit-matching, name-rhyming identical twin siblings. We’re a little old for that. With the extra polenta and tomato sauce, and a small amount of prep, we have…read more

Polenta and Perfect Tomato Sauce – 2 Ways, Part 1

Posted by in Gluten-Free, Lovely as Leftovers, Vegan

One of the many goals that my sister and I have in cooking, baking, and creating recipes is to find ways to make these culinary endeavors as simple and accessible as possible. While we do love our interesting, oft-not-heard-of ingredients and contemporary preparation methods, there is only so much time in the week. We love ingredients that are multitaskers; whole foods that are transformative and can be used creatively throughout the week. While food preparation and experimentation may be our greatest hobby, it doesn’t quite pay the bills just yet!…read more