Violet Leaf Salve

Fresh violet blossoms may be a thing of the past for this year but wild violet leaves are another “Gift from the Garden”. Two years ago I dried some leaves and then let them infuse a small jar of avocado oil. The jar disappeared into the back of the “medicine”cupboard and I recently went searching […]

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Floral Infused Vinegars

There are two different types of floral infused vinegars that often garner oohs and aahs due to their unusual colour, for something edible. They are wild violet blossoms and chive flowers and they will both be available soon, if they are not blooming already. Violets are available in my part of the world, depending on […]

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Keto Flour Mixture

Four ingredients, just mix and done! 2 cups almond flour 1/2 cup coconut flour 1/2 oat fiber 1 tsp. xantham gum Store in an air tight container in the fridge or freezer, depending on how much you go through. The net carbohydrate count of this total mixture is 38.3 grams or 12.8 grams per cup. […]

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Lunastal Bannock

Bannock is a word related to many baked/fried products with hundreds of recipes from all around the world. They are much like shortbread, in that every family has their own version and nothing tastes as good as what was enjoyed growing up. In North America, bannock is generally thought of as a First Nations food. […]

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Basil Bounty

With this year’s early and overly hot summer, it is a saddening experience to drive around my community and see all the plant and tree damage. I have just finished adding a sloppy manure and earth mixture under 100 feet of cedar hedges to help with nutrients and moisture and hopefully keep them strong enough […]

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Easter Bowls and Baskets

March is celebrated as Craft month so I opted to try something new for me, that I wanted connected to spring. The idea was simple but then things got complex. Ultimately, I was looking for the pastels of Ostara and Easter but I had seen a really simple idea using toilet paper rolls. The problem […]

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Grapefruit Peel Powder

While getting at the juicy sections of grapefruit I needed for a recent Imbolc grapefruit sorbet post, I was making sure not to do too much damage to the peel. Exfoliant in a future batch of soap seemed like a good idea. Did you know that although this is citrus season, grapefruits have not yet […]

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Maple Bacon Butter

If you live in an omnivore family, this is a quick and simple way to spread the flavour of bacon to a wider group. Something that would have been very useful towards the end of winter in ancient times, when supplies might be running low. Sheep and cows would be getting ready to have their […]

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Orange Infused Vinegar

Probably the most well know tradition of Imbolc is spring cleaning. It can sound a little funny to be thinking about spring in January but this is how it happens. In North America season changes are connected to the equinoxes and solstices, spring starts on the vernal equinox, somewhere around March 20/21. Imbolc has a […]

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Mocha Marshmallow Pie

This past Mother’s Day I was trying something different for my step-mom while working on using up the last of the mini marshmallows from class before they dry out. I also wanted them to disappear not just be extra lumps of sugar. Ruth likes mocha, a combination of hot coffee and chocolate with whipped cream […]

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