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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Quick Spiced Pickled Asparagus

Asparagus is one of the first vegetables to lift its head in spring, proof that the world is coming back to life or at least waking up from the rest it was having where you live. These tender green stalks contain lots of fiber, helping keep that full feeling longer. They have an amino acid […]

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Wild Violet Syrup & Jelly

Before the last of the violets were washed away by all our liquid sunshine, I had to make a choice; vinegar, jelly or syrup? Deciding I could squeeze small amounts of two out of three,  the vinegar would need to wait until next year as I can already see the first crop of dandelions opening […]

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Sugared Violets

Flowers are the perfect decoration for Beltane as it is perfectly symbolic to the energy of the season. Procreation. If the weather has been reasonable the landscape will be awash with wild and cultivated blossoms, some of them edible! Violets fall into that category. These highly scented and colourful appendages make tasty additions to salads […]

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Fun with Wild Flower Seeds

Earth Day will be here April 22nd and I wanted to do this post now so that if there is time this Easter weekend for family projects, this one could be added to the possibilities. Seed bombs or Seedles are a mixture of dirt, compost and wild flowers seeds, combined and dried and then offered […]

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Chocolate Easter Bunnies – Freehand

Last weekend I was scheduled to teach two children’s chocolate classes making Easter treats at a local museum. Upon arrival for set-up, I realized that the bunny mold was still sitting on the counter in the laundry room, too far away to drive home and collect. What’s a girl to do? Thankfully the first group […]

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Mini Beeswax Tulip Candles

Beacon hills are networks of bonfires, optical telegraphs, often used to signal the next village that invaders were coming and to man the defenses. They were placed on high points (hills) in the landscape so they could be seen as far away as possible. In England, the Michael leyline, an earth energy line, runs from […]

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