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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Raven Cookies, 3 Eyed or Otherwise

In a very short time there will be millions of people gathered around their televisions with the enthusiasm of Superbowl fanatics to watch the last episode of the last season of Game of Thrones. And just like there is Superbowl food, there are also Game of Thrones treats. The easiest way to make these is […]

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Roasted Tomato & Asparagus with Gouda & Balsamic Drizzle

In this part of the world the best and most economical time of the year for asparagus is right now. They are such a fresh, lovely visual confirmation that spring has sprung. New spears can grow as much as 10 inches in one day! Understandably they are connected to male stamina and potency with a […]

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Curried Carrot Apple Soup

It was a cold, wet and generally yucky night. I had such a yearning for something hot, quick and filling but opening the refrigerator door was not exacting inspiring. Do you know the feeling? My cooking instructor in high school used to say that there were two types of cooks. The first variety found the […]

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