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. […]

Continue reading

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 […]

Continue reading

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 […]

Continue reading

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 […]

Continue reading

Mabon Cheese

Mabon is a recent addition to the wheel of the year. Although the name comes from a Welsh God, there is evidence that this celebration was not originally Celtic. Mabon ap Modron and Modron were possibly deities from earlier legends. Mabon means “Great Son” and together this mother-son pair reflect similar aspects of the Demeter-Persephone […]

Continue reading

Imbolc Cheese

I chose lemon verbena, stinging nettle and rosemary for this Imbolc cheese. If you can’t find all on any one list of Imbolc herbs, it is because I picked and chose, based on what I had readily available and my intentions. The word Imbolc/Imbolg is from the Gaelic for “in the belly” and speaks to […]

Continue reading

Mead Jelly

Beltane is about honouring life. All around you there are signs of abundant fertility. Beltane is the place between the fullnesses of spring and summer, where possibilities are sparked and conception happens. Heiros Gamos, the sacred union of Earth and Sky is celebrated.  Bees pollinate flowers so fruit can be harvested throughout the remaining agricultural […]

Continue reading

Baked Potato Popcorn

Nesting and hibernating can be part of cold winter days. A time to catch up on the reading/movie list or binge watch what there has been no time for over the last few months…..and it is awards season. This snack, with all the toppings you might find on a baked potato includes dairy, always an […]

Continue reading

Sweet & Spicy Nuts & Bacon Nibblies

This post was intended to coincide with Hat Day and Hobby Month As you can see it worked better as a tea cozy. But more on that at another time. For today a quick snack for those that like things sweet and spicy. Actually quite appropriate if you are into watching awards shows or if […]

Continue reading

Hazelnuts in Sweet Chili Sauce

Before classes begin again next month a little summer excursion into the pantry was in order the other day. I came across a small container of hazelnuts, shelled one evening last winter and then forgotten. Roasting seemed like a good idea and then I remembered the sweet chili sauce sitting in the fridge almost finished! […]

Continue reading