Quick & Easy Rhubarb Jam with Orange Zest

There are stories of Baba Yaga, an archetypal Russian crone, who gathered rhubarb stocks for use in her kitchen. Rhubarb was said to bring together the energetic influences of what was being brewed. Using the stocks to stir increased the magical potential and adding a little rhubarb to preparations had a binding effect on the […]

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Sea Salt Hair Spray

Looking for that ” been having a fabulous day at the beach look”? A sea salt spritzer can help bring out that added wave and glow and making it yourself can save some pennies along the way. When searching online you will see a number of suggestions for ingredients. I thought it might be valuable […]

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Strawberry Rhubarb Popsicles

As I look at tomorrow’s rainy forecast, I am more grateful than ever for yesterday’s first hot sunny day. And it was on a long weekend! Along with the heat comes the need for healthy summer style treats and it just so happened all the ingredients were on hand. You will need: 1 cup yoghurt […]

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Rhubarb & Rose Sorbet

Sometime during the second half of the 1600’s, the first European recipe for sorbet was written down. It happened in Naples, Italy and is attributed to the first person to also put pen to paper with a recipe for ice cream, Antonio Latini. The story goes that the idea of mixing fruit juices and ice […]

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Baked Lemon Doughnuts ( Two options )

Not all treats for special occasions need to take hours to prepare. Sometimes it is the fresh from the oven warmth that does the trick and makes things special. These baked lemon doughnuts fall into that category and since is is best to bake them on the day needed, there is not a lot of […]

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Headache/Migraine Carry Along Help

There are a common group of essential oils, of which Lavender and Peppermint are the most popular, that may help people with headaches and migraines. It is important to explore and experience what works for you as not everyone finds the same relief from the same combinations. Other possible options include Basil, Chamomile, Eucalyptus, Frankincense, […]

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Cherry Chocolate Cheesecake

Cherry Chocolate Cheesecake is a good choice any time of the year. I happened to have a lot of homemade cream cheese in the house from several recent classes. One portion was firmer than the other, more like what one would get when buying a brick of cream cheese. The other had not drained quite […]

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Alien Veg Minis with Blue Bantha Topping (aka parsnip muffins with cream cheese icing) )

My intention when I began this post was to remind those of you that preserve and garden that there is always a good time to be checking through your hoard. I came across these bottles yesterday while looking for something else. Even though still well sealed the contents are…past their prime. Additionally the lovely parsnip […]

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Greek or not Yoghurt Squares with Rhubarb Sauce

I do think of other things than rhubarb at this time of the year. It is just that the compote was ready and waiting. As we progress through the seasons, there will be all sorts of berries and fruits to use as a sauce. Chose whatever suits your fancy as this is a vanilla flavoured […]

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Rhubarb Charlotte

I have been wanting to give this a go for a very long time. You see my Mother had a cookbook, The Woman’s Home Companion. It was first published in 1942 and was aimed at the coming war years. The cake section included options for 1, 2, 3, & 4 egg cakes as rationing was […]

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