Triple Sec Pumpkin Truffles

Okay! we are finished. All the sugar filled highs for kids are done, the Hallowe’en costumes are put away for another year and I think, it is time to move on to a recipe where adults get the treat. Something dark, creamy, crunchy, delicious, not 100% sugar and the alcohol doesn’t hurt either. So, if […]

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Spiced Pecan Doughnuts with Candied Ginger and Cream Cheese Glaze

I was called a tease on Facebook today for only showing the picture and not the recipe. Below you will find complete instructions and thank you to everyone who participated in the experiment. The dough needs three hours in the fridge so take that into consideration when choosing a start time. You will need: 2  […]

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Crunchy Chocolate Spiders

As I write this the full moon of October shines overhead, time to take a breather and explore my willingness to release things no longer needed. May you find time to do the same. This one is for the kids. In this day and age it is generally not advisable to give out handmade treats […]

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Pumpkin Cheesecake

Living in a cooler climate means that the growing season ends earlier in the year, so Thanksgiving Weekend is here now and while the entire meal is a celebration of the bounty of the harvest, I am going to focus on DESSERT!, Pumpkin Cheesecake with lots of little extras. Giving thanks changes the body. True […]

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Italian Prune Plum Cake with Streusel Topping

This is, in many ways a “standard” recipe, a starting point from which to have a little fun depending on the season. You can tweak the nuts and flavourings with what is in the cupboard, what the family likes or what was on sale this week. We are getting to the end of prune plums […]

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Sweet Potato, Cranberry Sauce and Teff Loaf

I was up for an adventure the other day and decided to take some teff flour out for a run. I know teff as a seed used in the making of flatbread in Ethiopia. It has an earthy flavour and I have read that some people choose to leave it out of their gluten free […]

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Spiced Pumpkin Seed Brittle with Chocolate and Sea Salt

As we get closer to October ( and Thanksgiving if you are in Canada ) lovely thoughts of tasty pumpkins in a myriad of shapes and colours come to mind. There are many recipes out there for flavouring and roasting your pumpkin seeds but we are going to step around the entire process of scooping, […]

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Pear Ginger Upsidedown Cake ( Gluten Free )

I love the fall! Maybe because I was born at this time of the year or maybe because it is harvest time but when the first cool breeze is in the air, my heart lifts and I feel like I have been truly blessed by Gaia. So it will come as no surprise that autumn […]

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Equinox Cookies with almonds, spiced jam and dark chocolate

Just over two weeks to an equinox so I thought I would share a cookie I sometimes make for Cakes and Ale or with a group of kids while we chat about the Earth and the meaning of equalibrium. There are several steps in this process so a little planning ahead is helpful. We will […]

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Chocolate Chip, Macadamia Nut, Skor Bits Cookies

What to do on a wet and cold afternoon? Few things make you feel cozier than fresh baking, warm from the oven. I even got to go out for a short time so I could come back into a house smelling of melting chocolate and rum. ( It was worth a second trip out. ). […]

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