Old Fashioned Mac & Cheese

In January, I shared my adventure judging a chocolate cake throwdown. This past weekend, I stepped out of judging for the Mac & Cheese throwdown and what a range of dishes showed up! We had a white wine & white cheddar option, topped with panko with truffle sauce on the side. A vegan recipe with […]

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Irish Coffee Doughnuts with Bailey’s Glaze

Food has fashion cycles. Just like clothes there are times when something is all the rage and then eventually you can not find a Harvey Wallbanger anywhere. Dessert coffees are one of those things. For a time almost every restaurant was featuring Spanish & Irish Coffees. Things have moved along but I wanted to use […]

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Almond Baked Turkey Scotch Eggs

One story suggests that Scotch eggs have been around since Fortnum & Mason, a London department store, invented them in 1738. The Scotch part may have originally come from “scotched” rather than Scotland meaning “with anchovies” in the way that “a la mode” now means “with ice cream” and “Veronique” implies there are fresh grapes […]

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Elderberry Rosehip Syrup

Spring might be struggling to find a footing over winter but colds are a year round thing. If you are feeling that a boost to your immune system would be good, this tonic may be just the thing. Please consider this is a short term solution, used as added protection during ” cold season” or […]

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Shower Buddies for that nasty cold or other uses

When I first started teaching bath bombs, I wondered, in the back of my mind how to make them useful in a shower. The bath tub is a place my step-mother can no longer go but there are times when a little essential oil therapy would be a good thing, a soothing shower before bed […]

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Banana Spelt Pancakes with Fir Tip Honey

Do you really need an underlying reason to make flapjacks on a cold winter morning? Pancake Day will be here shortly and with it the coming of Lent. For some, pancakes were seen as a cleanup of the last of the `good stuff`before a voluntary period of lack. For others, they were a sun shaped […]

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Banana Raisin Muffins

When your household is two people, a recipe for 12 is just too much so here is one for 6 banana muffins that is quick, simple and a little healthier than many. It came together one night when I was looking for something to nibble after a busy day and sitting all alone on the […]

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Baked Chocolate Doughnuts for Valentines

Instead of rolling out cookie dough this Valentines, how about decorating doughnuts for a change of pace? These baked chocolatey treats are easy to make and getting every one round the table to help finish the artsy part might just get every one off their phones. You will need: 1/3 cup Dutch-process cocoa 7/8 cup […]

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Chocolate Mint Cake

We have new neighbours! They follow a vegetarian, no egg diet and came for tea last year. I decided to go with my regular wacky cake recipe and substituted out the egg for a little vinegar to help the baking soda along. This is an old recipe for chocolate cake that has been around since […]

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Meyer Lemon & Orange Ginger Marmalade

Meyer lemons have been available to the general North American public since the early 1900’s. They are smaller and brighter with a smoother, thinner skin than Eureka lemons, the variety most commonly seen in local produce stores. Thought to be a cross between a regular lemon and either an orange or mandarin, Meyer lemon rinds […]

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