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 […]

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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 […]

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Savoury Thumbprints

In honour of Cheese Lover’s Day (January 20th) but good for any day (don’t you think?), a tasty savoury variation on thumbprint cookies! Four things came together that got me thinking. We are headed towards Imbolc and cheese is one of the foods of the season. Definitely not this cheese as it is an aged […]

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Tomato Veggie Sauce with Pumpkin Puree

Have you ever added pumpkin puree to spaghetti sauce? Sacrilegious might be too soft a word for purists but I am going to suggest a leap of faith. Not only are there a list of benefits to getting more pumpkin in your diet, adding that container of puree sitting in the back corner of the […]

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Braised Rhubarb Stew

There will be a need for two things with this dish, a love of rhubarb and a sense of adventure. Khoresht Rivas is a Persian Rhubarb Stew. As any recipe that travels through many countries there are variations galore and the thought of a savoury option for rhubarb may be a little outside the box […]

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Roasted Tomato & Asparagus with Gouda & Balsamic Drizzle

In this part of the world the best and most economical time of the year for asparagus is right now. They are such a fresh, lovely visual confirmation that spring has sprung. New spears can grow as much as 10 inches in one day! Understandably they are connected to male stamina and potency with a […]

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Red Lentil Patties

Sourcing good protein has become more challenging. What additional unmentioned and unwanted chemicals are being added to processed foods? How much protein do we really need to be healthy? What is the difference to the sustainability of the planet for animal and plant based proteins? There are a plethora of choices and lentils are just […]

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Spinach Dumplings

Findhorn is a northern Scottish community deeply connected to spiritual growth through work and communal living. Back in the sixties, it was an unintended community with strong connections to devas and elementals who helped to grow the most amazing vegetables so that the founding members and their children could have food. For more information about […]

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Roasted Beets with Hazelnut Oil, Evergreen Infused Honey and Balsamic Vinegar

Not all beets are served pickled and cold. This tasty option makes a nice hot side dish for two or three. Also connected to love and passion, beets are something legends say Aphrodite ate to sustain and grow her beauty. Sharing any meal, prepared with love is a ritual all on its own as the […]

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Red Fife Biscuits with Roasted Garlic, Feta and Herbs

I like experimenting with alternate flours. I like the feeling that I am offering more nutrition and alternate forms of gluten. I am not so thrilled with the cost but I also find there is a feeling of being satisfied sooner. During my student homestay days, I could make pancakes till the cows came home […]

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