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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Blackberry Cake with Lemon and Rum

During blackberry time, the brambles in safe places are full with pickers gathering their summer treats. Do you have a favourite place to gather blackberries? Jean knew where these peak of perfection berries were hiding on her street and I whipped up a simple cake to spread the wealth. All sorts of fruits can be […]

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Watermelon Raspberry Coolers

During hot summer days, water is the best choice for remaining hydrated. Yes, it can be a little repetitive and slightly boring but your body will thank you for getting all those good cups inside you. Once in a while though it is nice to have something special, tasty and maybe a little celebratory. There […]

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Corn Husk Kitchen Witch “Dolly”

A kitchen witch is a poppet, traditional to northern European countries, usually made from left over bits of material, in the form of a hag riding her broomstick. They hung in kitchen windows and were said to bring blessings and good food. Corn dollys or corn mothers are a form of straw work with a […]

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Kicking Up Summer Drinks with Leftovers

It is berry season! If you are putting up jams and compotes and shrubs and jellies and sauces, then it is quite possible that you will have leftovers: Simple sugar syrup Fresh fruit Strained jams Fruit purees Fruit syrups This happens quite naturally when cooking from a recipe that does not match the box size […]

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Corn & Blueberry Salad with Feta

I was invited to a South African┬áBring and Braai last week. To braai is to BBQ and this was a birthday party to boot! Along with the BBQ were a selection of salads and one stood out as a wonderful option for Lughnasadh. I have posted recently about the tradition of picking the first bilberries […]

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Ricotta in Filo with Blueberry Sauce

Filo rolls can fill the bill in many places, served savoury with fillings like spinach and garlic or sweet with any number of fruits. Appetizer, main course or dessert are all possible if you have a box of ready made filo at home. The challenge can be that once the box is open, the pastry […]

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Peaches in Rose Honey with Almond Waffles

With Lammas happening on a long weekend here in Canada this year, there was the possibility of having a celebratory brunch instead of the “get the day going” options usually consumed on the run. I have been hanging out at the Chilliwack Night Market Saturday evenings with my table and brought home some ripe and […]

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First Fruits Salad with Lemon Ricotta Dip

First Fruits is a term well connected to Lammas. I tended to take it literally years ago and wondered how it fit into a place where the strawberries and raspberries were finished months ago. Weren’t they fruit? Maybe my issue was with the word itself. Early apples and cherries and apricots with their seed on […]

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Watermelon Salad

Summer brings the opportunity for light meal options to combat the heat. This watermelon, ricotta and smoked turkey salad fits that bill, served either as a full meal or a side for a Lammas potluck. You probably have seen recipes for watermelon with feta but this is a way to bring all your fresh herbal […]

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