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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Seville Orange Whiskey Curd

Lemon Curd is by far the most well known variety of this heavenly filling. Christmas dinner was never complete for my father without a cold from the fridge spoonful of lemon curd inside a freshly warmed tart shell. Before Seville orange season comes to an end, I wanted to share a different option with a […]

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Wild Berry Ice Cream with Lemon Balm

Ice Cream! Yea!… well maybe not. Plans are sometimes subject to change. I had brought the ice cream maker to class as a possible surprise to finish up Playing with Herbs but the bowl had been out of the freezer for too long, even with the extra ice it was packed in and we would […]

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Strawberry Rhubarb Popsicles with Sweet Cicely

With weeks of cool gray weather it is hard to believe it is officially summer. But I am hearing rumours of hot weather on the other side of Canada, so somewhere popsicles will be appreciated. This is essentially a recipe posted several years ago but I wanted to focus on the Sweet Cicely added to […]

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Rhubarb Crisp Frozen Yoghurt

Yum, Yum, Yum,! It is rhubarb time and this is a change up on rhubarb crisp because the weather here the last week has been too hot to bake one. So instead of a crisp served with ice cream, we have frozen rhubarb yoghurt and a crisp topping and a little extra sauce. Yum, Yum, […]

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Raspberry Truffle Ice Cream

I have graduated! Not from school but in my options for frozen treat making. A friend called the other day to say she had found a new Cuisinart Ice Cream maker at a local second hand store….for $7.00! Needless to say it was worth the expense to drive it around the block a couple of […]

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A Tale of the Oak and Holly Kings

I hope you have a few moments for the retelling of an ancient Celtic story and the wonders of imagination. You see there were two brothers who shared the same job; to care for the earth. One was responsible for the part of the year where dark turned to light and the other brother, the […]

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Strawberry Rhubarb Popsicles

As I look at tomorrow’s rainy forecast, I am more grateful than ever for yesterday’s first hot sunny day. And it was on a long weekend! Along with the heat comes the need for healthy summer style treats and it just so happened all the ingredients were on hand. You will need: 1 cup yoghurt […]

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Rhubarb & Rose Sorbet

Sometime during the second half of the 1600’s, the first European recipe for sorbet was written down. It happened in Naples, Italy and is attributed to the first person to also put pen to paper with a recipe for ice cream, Antonio Latini. The story goes that the idea of mixing fruit juices and ice […]

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Apricot Almond Sauce with Whiskey

There are desserts and then there are DESSERTS! What qualifies as DESSERT! is different for everyone. Simple, elegant, delicious. This apricot almond sauce with whiskey over a good vanilla ice cream would be my idea of DESSERT! So before apricot season ends, I wanted to make a batch and preserve a couple of jars in […]

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