Mother’s Day Soy & Beeswax Candles

A simple craft for spring, both Mother’s Day and Beltane. Your candles can be smartly modern or cozily old fashioned by your choice of container. Check out the local dollar stores and see what is easily available. Be sure to also look at containers that have tops and can be reused to hold spices, buttons […]

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Cashew, Garlic & Chive Spread

Garlic Day was April 19th and I didn’t get this post completed in time but this nut spread is still a tasty addition to your treasure chest of recipes. It is easy to double the mix for special occasions and guests but in this house, with only two people, these amounts work well for us. […]

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Bacon, Herbs & Pecan Encrusted Cheese “Balls”

The first of the chives are ready in my garden and along with a few warmer days, this quick and easy appetizer will be perfect while enjoying some time in the sun. Don’t turn away if you are not a fan of bacon because leaving it out and upping the nuts and fresh herbs is […]

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Spinach & Feta Pinwheels with garlic and mushrooms

Spring spinach is here and so is a birthday celebration. A savoury pinwheel bun sounded like a nice addition to a weekend brunch, especially for someone not especially into sweets. This recipe is based on the classic 90 minute cinnamon bun version. The dough rests once for 10 minutes and then again for 30 minutes […]

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Floral Infused Vinegars

There are two different types of floral infused vinegars that often garner oohs and aahs due to their unusual colour, for something edible. They are wild violet blossoms and chive flowers and they will both be available soon, if they are not blooming already. Violets are available in my part of the world, depending on […]

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Red Lentil Bread

Last month I posted an Imbolc red lentil seed bread based on a Turkish recipe. It is a lovely option with dill being a flavour filled part of the mixture. This version is a more middle of the road choice that goes well with everything from peanut butter to salami. Red lentils require a little […]

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Spring Asparagus Frittata

One of the sure signs that spring is here or at least on its way is fresh asparagus in the local stores. Green onions doesn’t hurt either. So nice just to see fresh green vegetables. If you have never made one before, think of a frittata as a crustless quiche, prepared on the stove and […]

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Minced Turkey Three Ways; Burgers, Balls and Meatloaf

In the past few months, I have been making some changes to my diet, experimenting in reducing all purpose flour and refined sugar, a learning curve to be polite. This minced turkey recipe uses almond flour and is something I enjoy having in the fridge for a quick snack. Protein doesn’t always work when evening […]

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Red Lentil Citrus Cake

Earlier this month I posted Imbolc Seed Bread and it got me wondering if a “sweet” version might be possible as well. It took a couple of tries as flavours blend differently in lentils than in flour but according to those doing the taste testing (thank-you!) we got there. Red lentils are full of B […]

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Peanut Butter Almond Flour Cookies

The word Keto used to shut me down. I admit, my go to comfort foods are usually carbs and the thought of having no carbs and suffering through steaks doesn’t make me a happy camper, especially as baking is also a stress reliever, for me. ( Thank you to all my friends who accept my […]

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