Cream of Vegetable Soup

Cold and mucky day? Feeling blue and looking for comfort food? Standing in front of the open fridge door and wondering what you can put on the table in 20 minutes? Cream of vegetable soup fits the bill in so many ways. You will need: 2 carrots 2 celery stalks 2 small onions 3 small […]

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50/50 Soda Bread

One of the things that I appreciate about the Wheel of the Year is that although there are suggested dates for celebrating the turning of the wheel, the important aspect is that it match what is happening on the earth wherever you live. Just as groundhogs recognize the fluidity of the transition from winter to […]

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Chocolate Chip Cookies with coconut flour

These wheat free cookies have a texture that is a cross between a macaroon and shortbread. Best served with a cup of tea or a glass of milk. Coconut flour is grain free, high in fiber and protein with healthy fats. Containing lower amounts of carbohydrate than soy or other nut flours. It also scores […]

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Hot Sauce Lemon Pudding

The word pudding in North America brings visions of cold milk desserts in vanilla, chocolate or maybe butterscotch. In Britain it holds more the meaning of dessert, something sweet to finish off a nice Sunday meal. This pudding falls into the latter category. There is enough here for dessert for two but can be easily […]

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Blender Muffins

For many of us eating better is on the list of things we would like to see happen in 2018. But where to start? Making healthy choices usually doesn’t happen when you are late for work or lunch was six hours ago. Having a plan in advance is something that will help keep you on […]

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Befanini Cookies

It is time to dig deep into your ethnic roots and pull our any connection to Italy either from this life or possibly one past. Everyone may be Irish on March 17th but on January 6th, we can all look forward to having been visited by a giftgiving witch. La Befana flies tonight, bringing presents […]

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Egg Nog Cake with Rum infused Raisins

Not everyone enjoys cakes and cookies chocked full of nuts, fruit and spices. Sometimes it is a particular variety of fruit that is not liked but it may also be allergies, dentures or diet restrictions that make Christmas goodies a challenge. Offering a range of textures and flavours helps everyone have something they can nibble […]

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Blending Spices ( Part Two )

If you missed yesterday’s post, my gifts this year are a six pack of homemade spice blends. They are freshly made and therefore usually a little more intense, can be adjusted to suit people’s taste and contain no preservatives or fillers. I made 4.5 cups of each blend but the recipes below have been modified […]

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Blending Spices ( Part One )

As the season of presents draws ever closer, so the to do list grows more intense. Running around the shopping malls holds no appeal to me so I usually turn to things I can create at home. The bonus I have in my life is that many of my friends and associates are very happy […]

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Christmas Bath Bombs

I taught a bath bomb class last week. We were scheduled for 13 people and 20 showed up. It got a little crazy on my end but everyone seemed to have a good time. I wanted to share some of what was created as examples of easy to make, won’t break the bank Christmas gifts […]

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