Pumpkin Pecan Bread

One of the best things about turkey leftovers to me are turkey sandwiches; fresh bread, cranberry sauce, mayonaise and turkey. Yes! You may have a different combination and yours may be served hot with gravy but however you enjoy the leftovers, pumpkin bread for those tasty sandwiches may just put lunch, dinner or after school […]

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Beets with the last of the garden herbs

Legend says that eating beets was the secret to Aphrodite’s beauty. Which makes me wonder if that is the reason beets are painted on the wall of the Wolf’s Lair, a brothel in Pompeii that was preserved when Vesuvius erupted in 79AD. Might beets be the original¬†aphrodisiac, making Aphrodite, the Goddess of Love, Pleasure & […]

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Decorating Baby Boos

Baby Boos are those small albino pumpkins that are all the rage. The larger white pumpkins are known as Ghost pumpkins, Snowballs, Luminas or Caspers (as in the friendly ghost) and the other day, while at a market,¬† I was given five of the little ones. Having posted a video a few weeks ago about […]

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Pumpkin Apple Butter

At this time when the earth is giving up its final bounty for the year, pumpkins are one of the last remaining vegetables to harvest. They store well in cold weather and last a long time. They can be served hot or cold, sweet or savoury; on their own, made into soup, baked in all […]

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Tomato Veggie Soup with Parmesan

Tomatoes are a member of the nightshade family. Cooking them will reduce their vitamin C content but it also increase their trans-lycopene content. Lycopene is a powerful antioxidant thought to protect cells from damage. It can be found in all red coloured fruits and vegetables but is very high in tomatoes. The cooking process changes […]

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Pumpkin Raisin Ginger-Bread with Einkorn Flour

At this time of the year kitchen conjuring in colder climes turns to spicy hearty creations and this pumpkin loaf fits the bill. Made from Einkorn flour that contains a different variety of gluten making it easier to digest, Einkorn also contains a wider range of nutrients that help support general health. Yes, it is […]

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Caramel Apples Bites, coated in chocolate

Caramel apples are so much a part of this time of the year but sometimes they are just too much. This smaller version is made from fresh juicy apple pieces wrapped in sweet gooey caramel, dipped in luxurious dark chocolate and sprinkled with roasted walnuts pieces. Mouth watering yet? Best enjoyed on the day made. […]

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Einkorn Pumpkin Pancakes & a decorating option

Through October and November, pumpkin is the ubiquitous favour of choice. From pizza’s to pies, from bread to Blizzards, every food outlet seems to have something flavoured with pumpkin. And here at My Kitchen Wand, we are no different. The months are full of posts for candy and soup, tea loaves and chili, even a […]

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Pumpkin Pie Foot Scrub with a bit of coffee

Yup, you read right, Foot Scrub. All the basic ingredients, without the eggs. You slather it on your feet and massage in. Best get a towel and container for a foot bath ready too. Warning, the pictures ain’t pretty. I have been sharing this recipe in winter skin care classes this fall and thought it […]

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Einkorn & Oatmeal Cookies

There are lots of ways to get more nutrition into treats. What works best for you will probably depend on the tastes of your family and style of eating. Disguising vegetables in baking, changing up flours and making different sugar choices can all affect the finished product with higher protein levels, more micronutrients and fewer […]

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