Tomato Basil Soup

As we head towards the end of summer, the vine-ripened field tomatoes and basil are perfectly paired in this light and tasty soup. Large beefsteak field tomatoes have wonderful flavour this time of the year and that would be my first choice. Delicious fresh with mayonnaise and a little salt on a slice of Sovital […]

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S’mores a la Cookie

S’mores and summer campfires are the stuff of memories. Sometimes though, time to get away or fire bans can make it a challenge for kids and adults alike. If you are feeling up to turning the oven on, there is a solution. S-mores a la Cookie! There is no roasting of marshmallows but there can […]

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Chamomile Lemonade

A calming, thirst quenching summer drink with three ingredients. According to Medical News Today there are a range of health benefits to having chamomile in your diet, inflammation reduction, relaxation, better sleep, support in reducing blood sugar level and diminished menstrual pain. Magically chamomile is an herb of purification and protection.To prevent negativity from entering […]

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Herbs de Provence Ganache

When summer is closer to fall we start looking for earthier flavours and this ganache will definitely fit that description. Herbs de Provence is generally a mixture of herbs commonly used in the south of France. They usually include savory, marjoram, rosemary, thyme and oregano with lavender leaves sometimes added for the North American market. […]

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Herb Waters and Sun Teas

In conversation with Karen and Kim from Aromatica Fine Teas a while ago we chatted about how different a tea can taste when steeped in unboiled water. Heating the water allows for alternate components to be released so expect some surprises when using the sun or your fridge to steep these summer coolers. Any tea […]

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Apricot Bowties

Local apricots have a relatively short season. If yours have already finished then canned, drained apricots can be substituted in these easy danish pastries. You will find that fresh apricots are more substantive once baked but canned apricots allow you to enjoy apricots this way all year long. Magically speaking, apricots are a fruit of […]

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Lemon Pudding Pops

Summer heat brings cool treats and these tangy lemon flavoured pudding pops are almost as much fun to make as they are to eat. One lemon provides about 31 mg of vitamin C, which at 51% of the suggested daily intake, making them a good source of vitamin C. Eating fruits ( and vegetables) with […]

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Strawberry/Raspberry Lemonade

Stay hydrated while celebrating this summer. Quick and pretty, this lemonade, with delicious fruit can be just the thing for those really hot days. Serve cold while stretching and enjoying the local bounty. Consistently adding lemon juice to your diet can have a cleansing and detoxifying effect which will aid in the proper digestion of […]

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Almond Flour Brownies

…and just in time for Father’s Day, a nummy nummy gluten free brownie recipe, creamy and crunchy and chewy and….. it all depends what part of the pan you get to enjoy. Bake this today so it has time to firm up by tomorrow and enjoy! p.s. It’s not just for Father’s Day but don’t […]

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Mocha Marshmallow Pie

This past Mother’s Day I was trying something different for my step-mom while working on using up the last of the mini marshmallows from class before they dry out. I also wanted them to disappear not just be extra lumps of sugar. Ruth likes mocha, a combination of hot coffee and chocolate with whipped cream […]

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