Bonfire Cakes

As the light from the morning sun begins to reduce the darkness on the first day of May,  people in times past, would gather near Norfolk, England and on the beacon hills along the Michael Leyline which runs southwest to the tip of Cornwall. They would wait until the first tiny sliver of the sun […]

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Decorated Spring Cupcakes

Looking for a play day in the kitchen with the kids? I took a trip to my local bulk foods store and spent under $3.00 for all the trimmings needed to make a batch of cupcakes that most people would relate to as something for Easter. Ostara may be behind us but with the weather […]

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Hansel & Gretel Crumb Cake ( gluten free & wheat option)

Hansel & Gretel is from the Brother’s Grimm, a story that does little for the reputation of witches but has advanced the cause of gingerbread houses everywhere. Even though the crumbs did not help get Hansel & Gretel home immediately. They did represent quick thinking, resolve and fortitude in the face of obstacles, something we […]

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Yule Log

There seem to be as many origins to the Yule Log as there are web pages that mention them. Yule Log beginnings are traced back to almost every country in Northern Europe and I would not begin to suggest that any page is incorrect. The Yule Log is a symbol of prosperity and protection, usually […]

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Pecan Raisin Pumpkin Cake

As the days get cooler, it is nice to have nibblies that have a little extra substance to them. This is a lovely cake for cutting. It is moist and will freeze well ( I often put half in the freezer for short/no notice visitors ). Full of the flavours of fall and easy to […]

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Kindness Cake

November 13th is World Kindness Day. It is an official United Nations sponsored day to recognize the contribution acts of kindness, random or otherwise, make to the world. From 2000 to 2010, the United Nation also declared a decade of Culture for Peace. I created this recipe at the start of that decade because food […]

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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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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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