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Sara Clevering

Sara sees cooking and baking as a delicious way to connect with the past and travel the world from her kitchen. She is commited to preparing homemade, unprocessed meals for her family and is always looking for tricks to fit this into a busy schedule. Sara is currently in the Boston area after several years living in London, Spain, and the Czech Republic, and travelling extensively in Eastern and Western Europe, always making sure to experience local culture through food. She also blogs with her sisters at www.threecleversisters.com

Quince Galette Recipe

Poached Quince Galette

Quince is a sweet fruit, and has a rosy hue when cooked.This galette is a wonderfully aromatic and simple conclusion to a meal.

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Czech Fruit Dumplings

Czech Fruit Dumplings

Although the traditional recipe calls for filling these dumplings with whole plums, whatever fruit is in season will do.

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Sweet Potato Bread

Sweet Potato Bread

The slight nuttiness of the whole wheat pastry flour enhances the nutty flavor of the sweet potato, which keeps this quick bread incredibly moist.

Chipotle Cheddar Buttermilk Biscuits

Chipotle Cheddar Buttermilk Biscuits

All the creamy components of these biscuits, buttermilk, yogurt, and of course the cheese itself, temper the heat of the chipotle and keep it in balance, without dulling its smoky character.

One-Pan Pasta

One-Pan Pasta

This recipe, adapted from Martha Stewart, cooks up pasta and sauce in the same pan for a streamlined dinner.

Middle Eastern Herb Pie

Middle Eastern Herb Pie

Rather than act as an accent, herbs are the star of this flaky, phyllo-y Middle Eastern Pie.

Apricot Ricotta Cake

Apricot Ricotta Cake

Serve this rustic cake with ice cream for dessert or sneak a slice for a sweet breakfast.

Gooseberry Tart

Gooseberry Tart

Gooseberries are surprisingly tart and although they cook down into a juicy filling, this galette would be best served with a dollop of ice cream or creme fraiche.

Baked Eggs on Wilted Spinach

Baked Eggs on Wilted Spinach

Stemming spinach goes remarkably fast (especially as compared to other greens), no knife needed. Simply fold in half along the stem and zip the leaves off.

Sardine Avocado Bruschetta Recipe

Sardine and Avocado Bruschetta

This is not a low-fat recipe, but it’s one full of those fats we’re supposed to eat – omega-3s, fat from the avocado, and the good stuff, olive oil.

Rhubarb Ricotta Cake

Rhubarb Ricotta Cake

The cake itself is mild in flavor and well-structured and thus will happily pair with whatever seasonal bounty you have on hand.

Creme Fraiche Biscuits

Creme Fraiche Biscuits

These biscuits were so much fun to make: from rubbing the butter into the flour, to patting down the fluffy, pillow soft dough.

Vacation Blueberry Pie

Cooking in an unfamiliar kitchen is always a bit of an adventure. You never know what you’re going to find, and how the food will turn out.

Pear Honey Buckwheat Bread

This is the perfect breakfast bread. Sweet, but only just. And healthy enough to feel like you are starting the day off right.

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Garlic Scape Pizza

Around this time of year, food blogs, food pages, and foodies are all urgently reminding us that the brief garlic scape season is upon us.