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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Spelt Amaranth Sunflower Bread

We have a new store in town with lots of not so easy to find items, one being amaranth, an ancient grain growth in warmer climates like Mexico and Peru. My introduction to amaranth was a picture I saw of Day of the Dead Skulls from Mexico. The cooked amaranth was mixed with honey and […]

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Chocolate Zucchini Loaf

Like many of you enjoying the bounty of the earth at this time of year, I was gifted more zucchini that we are going to eat. Here is a simple recipe for a chocolate zucchini loaf with a couple of modification suggestions. The pictures may look like a lot of batter for the recipe, that […]

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Part Eleven: Lammas Harvest Tea

Welcome Back! and if you followed all the posts through to today…..thank you. After some consideration and a watchful eye on the forecast, I decided that Lammas Harvest Tea could be celebrated outside, giving wriggly toes the chance to touch the Earth. In order for anything to continue living on our planet, something else must […]

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