Fresh Corn and Red Pepper Cakes

If anyone is waiting on this weekend (2016) to celebrate Mabon together¬†with the full moon, here is a quick fresh corn pancake recipe that can be made larger for meals or smaller, as I have done here for sharing with friends. This full moon is also known as Harvest Moon. Farmers could work well into […]

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What do I do with my herbs? Chopped in cooking and Pizzaish!

Having fresh growing herbs that are easy to reach is a bonus. Hiking out to the back 40 in the middle of preparing a meal is not going to happen regularly. You are more likely to use your herbs when they are easily reachable. Remembering to use them is the important part. They are full […]

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Herb Finger Sandwiches for a Fairy Tea

This spring when putting the idea for a fairy tea together I wanted to incorporate herbs into the elegant little sandwich bites, for taste, and also as a way for children to begin to learn about the world around them. Yesterday in the ideas for celebrating Earth Day post, I shared a picture from a […]

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Cornbread for Mabon – Part One

“…By and by the harvest and the labour ended, we shall come rejoicing bringing in the sheaves…” If you have a Protestant connection somewhere in your past you will likely find these words familiar. They come from a hymn by Knowles Shaw. Mabon, named for the son/sun of Modron, Welsh goddess of Motherhood is the […]

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Creamed Chicken with Bacon & Cheese Biscuits

Years ago, it was suggested to me that there were two kinds of cooks. One variety finds a recipe, goes shopping for the ingredients and prepares the dish. The second opens the cupboards, looks at what is available and then gets to work. I would generally put myself in the second category unless I am […]

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Salmon Florentine Benedict

Round shapes, warm colours and spicy flavours are all aspects to consider incorporating in your celebration of solstice. This brunch favourite checks all the boxes and with the solstice falling on a Sunday this year, you can organize ahead of time and poach the eggs when everyone is back from greeting the morning sun. Enough […]

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