Honey Squash

Abbey Cooks

This is an easy idea for squash that came from Debbie, a friend and neighbor of the monastery.

Cook one large buttternut squash or any other kind of equivalent size, remove skin, and mash it in a large bowl. Mix with about 1/4 cup honey and 1/4 cup butter. You could also top with pecans.

Experiment with cinnamon flavored honey or Original Flavor Honey - but you could experiment with Orange Flavored for a more fruity flavor.

1 ½ cups shortening
1 cup brown sugar
½ cup Monastery Creamed Honey
2 eggs
2 Teaspoons Vanilla

2 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons

November 19, 2009 Read More

Cottage Cheese Pancakes

Abbey Cooks

Here is a recipe for pancakes that is simple and nutritious. The key is to get the grill hot enough, but not too hot. Also generously grease the grill. Avoid making really big pancakes. These are great topped with butter and a little honey - orange flavored creamed honey is my choice.

1 container cottage cheese (12oz)
6 Tablespoons flour
6 Tablespoons melted butter or oil. (I used butter/half canola oil)
6 eggs
1/2 teaspoon salt

November 15, 2009 Read More

Belgium Whole Wheat Bread

Abbey Cooks

When the Sisters came to California in 1962 from the monastery of Nazareth in Belgium they brought with them the recipe for Whole Wheat Bread. This bread has become a trademark of Redwoods Monastery ever since. Because it is so simple, it is the perfect bread to eat topped with any flavor of Monastery Creamed Honey. Sister Veronique was the first bread baker at Redwoods. Now Fr Maurice, our Chaplain, carries on the tradition. We use no mixer. All kneading is by hand. We us

November 14, 2009 Read More

Honey Mustard Vinaigrette

Abbey Cooks

Last week several guests of the Abbey asked for the recipe for a salad dressing I prepared. Since I did it on the fly – I am not sure if I have all measurements correct – so you may want to go easy at first with these quantities – especially the vinegar.

½ cup of olive oil
1 ½ cups canola oil
¼ cup balsamic vinegar
¼ cup brown rice vinegar
3 cloves of garlic – medium size
1 tsp salt about
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
2 dollops from a large teaspoon of

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