About Abra Berens

Abra Berens is a chef, writer, and cofounder of Bare Knuckle Farm. She lives in Galien, Michigan. @abraberens

Six barley thumbprint cookies on parchment

Barley Thumbprint Cookies

These little gems are chewy, clock in with just the right amount of sweetness, and have a pleasantly nutty flavor. The magic? Barley flour.

A rimmed baking sheet filled with roasted carrots with apricot glaze, chopped almonds, and torn mint.

Roasted Carrots with Apricot Glaze

Roasted until wrinkly and glazed with the sweetness of jam along with the spiciness of chile oil, these are definitely not your same old everyday hum drum carrots.