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Category: Recipe of the Day

You Can Make It Yourself: Hummus

You Can Make It Yourself: Hummus

The fresh young vegetables are overflowing at the market. A bit of hummus to making snacking healthy, delicious, and enticing. INGREDIENTS 4 TBS. olive oil, plus more for serving 4 TBS. fresh lemon juice 2 garlic cloves, peeled 2 tbsp tahini 1 large can of […]

Cheese (Of) Course

Cheese (Of) Course

My four favourite foods are bread, wine (okay, not a food, but made from grapes, so technically a fruit, right?), cheese, and chocolate. I am a bit dangerous in an artisan cheese shop, and we used to live within walking distance of some pretty great […]

You Can Make It Yourself: Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

You Can Make It Yourself: Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

There are recipes, and then there are RECIPES. Here is what I consider to be the ultimate Oatmeal Raisin Cookie recipe. This will replace all your other oatmeal cookie recipes–they are that good: moist but chewy and so delicious it’s hard to stop at just one. My family raved that they […]

One Pot Wonder

One Pot Wonder

There is a beautiful new library in the little town nearby our home. So after the thrift sale at the church the other morning, we stopped in. They have comfy red chairs, big windows, and a very pleasant atmosphere for whiling away an hour or so absorbed […]

You Can Make It Yourself: Mac & Cheese

You Can Make It Yourself: Mac & Cheese

I am very fussy when it comes to food. I am particularly fussy when it comes to taste. I buy local food whenever I can because it tastes fresher and I want to support the local industry; I buy certain organic foods because they taste better; I buy […]

Eggs

Eggs

Eggs in brown, white, and blue. Fresh from the farm every week. We save the blue ones ’til last. They are just too pretty to use. The depth of flavour says that these were very happy chickens. We see them running around and pecking as […]

Elevenses

Elevenses

I am not a morning person. I cannot face a green smoothie to start my day. Like Winnie-the-Pooh (bread, honey, and condensed milk) and Paddington Bear (buns and cocoa) who enjoyed Elevenses, I like to eat later-ish. The bears were right; eleven o’clock is excellent. My […]

Matcha Tea

Matcha Tea

It’s Spring! Time to turn over a new leaf—a green leaf—by trading your brown beverages for emerald-hued Matcha Tea. Matcha is an antioxidant-rich green tea made from the powdered leaves of the gyokuro tea plant. Matcha gains its glorious green colour because several weeks before harvest […]

Maple Morning

Maple Morning

Sunshine makes everyone happy, especially when it’s accompanied by a breakfast of French Toast, bacon from the butcher’s, and Canadian maple syrup. I love how this recipe incorporates maple syrup right into the egg dipping mixture—why didn’t I think of that?  Sometimes we add a […]

Genius Brownies

Genius Brownies

Okay, I know you—you made the World Peace Cookies from my last recipe post, and now you’re scouting around for another Valentine’s Day chocolate contender from your kitchen. Ya, ya, you’re just auditioning these candidates for the big day on Sunday. How noble of you. So here is a […]