Dem Bones, Dem Bones, Dem White Chocolate Bones

Bones are a part of shamanic practices. They are a symbol of the inner strengths and truths that reside within and they are thought of as living things, able to reanimate. Change and rebuilding is often shown through skeletal imagery, a kind of getting to the root of the issue before a new way of living can come into […]

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Salted Caramel Broom/Quidditch Sticks

I promised I would share the three easy steps to making these a couple of weeks ago. Silly me assumed there would be caramels squares available this time of the year. Apples to dip, Hallowe’en around the corner… seemed reasonable to me. That however was not the case and yesterday they were finally back in […]

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Earl of Raspberry Truffles

I know Halloween is around the corner and candy is available in not so mini mountains in every store but wouldn’t it be nice to have something grown-up and truly decadent as opposed to straight sugar? Aromatica, my favourite tea shop has a lovely Earl of Raspberry tea. It is an Earl Grey black tea with […]

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Roasted Butternut Cupcakes with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting (or not)

These days there can be very little difference between a muffin and a cupcake. Bran and Oatmeal has given way to Banana Chocolate Chip and Blueberry Coffeecake Crumble. This offering swings both ways. Served plain with butter and honey for breakfast or topped with a maple cream cheese frosting for a special fall occasion. It uses precooked […]

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Savoury Pumpkin Yam Pie

Hallowe’en may be past but for those of you in the United States there is still Thanksgiving to celebrate this month and plenty of time for more pumpkin recipes. Woo Woo! Pumpkins have taken over from turnips in North America as the carrier of a candle for poor Jack-of-the-Lantern, not allowed entry into either Heaven […]

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Pumpkin Cheesecake Mousse wrapped in Crunchy Spiderwebs

Technically, many brandy snap recipes do not actually have brandy in them. These for example were made with rum….. potAto, potaato. Many have no alcohol at all and they all work just fine… once you get the hang of these crunchy critters. I like doing this kind of thing around Samhain as they remind me […]

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Oat Pumpkin Pancakes with Bacon & Pecans ( Gluten free )

It was not a dark and stormy night. The clock said it was eight in the morning but you would never know it by looking out the window this morning. Time for pancakes! I had an open container of pumpkin puree in the fridge, this is October and Thanksgiving weekend to boot, so why not […]

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Baked Spiced Pumpkin Doughnut Holes

One summer during my teenage years while we were still hosting foreign students, I made a deal. If Rodney paid for the ingredients, I would prepare whatever he wanted. Now the level of cooking at the time amongst the students was open can of cooked vegetables, drain, combine with can of cooked spaghetti, heat. He […]

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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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Spiced Pecan Doughnuts with Candied Ginger and Cream Cheese Glaze

I was called a tease on Facebook today for only showing the picture and not the recipe. Below you will find complete instructions and thank you to everyone who participated in the experiment. The dough needs three hours in the fridge so take that into consideration when choosing a start time. You will need: 2  […]

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