Braised Tomatoes

In German, this is called Schmore Tomaten which translates as Braised Tomatoes. It is basically scrambled eggs with tomatoes and onions and is an easy dish to whip up even if it is not late summer. We have a large hydroponic gardening sector where I live so peppers, cucumbers and tomatoes are available year round. […]

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Baked Custard with Pecans and Caramel

Custard is most often thought of as an Imbolc dish, fresh milk being finally available. Here’s the catch, eggs would not have been available until around spring equinox. It is around that time birds have enough light to begin laying eggs for the new cycle of life. Any custards made between October and March would […]

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Leftover Porridge Muffins

Last month I taught a class called “Cooking with Less”.  It was in conjunction with a World War Two display at a local museum that focused on keeping your family healthy when rationing and lack of availability was common. This is one of the recipes I baked and brought along to class. It is made […]

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Coconut Milk & Raisin Slow Cooker Rice Pudding

sacredwicca.com suggests that coconut strengthens confidence and inner resolve while rice brings protection, rain, money and fertility. It seems to me that this coconut milk rice pudding makes an ideal snack before taking the next steps on a “goal reaching to do” list. The recipe uses two kinds of coconut milk. The first is an […]

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Valentine’s Pavlova

I often hesitate to make things that are out of season as rarely, in my opinion, does anything taste as good as local in season produce. That said Valentine’s is coming and with a few tweaks the more traditional wreath shape can become a nice dessert for Valentines (when things go as planned). Step one […]

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Valentines Sugar Cookie Hearts

I was in the middle of cookie stamp testing this weekend and it brought back memories of making Valentine cookies with my mother. We used to make simple hearts with different shades of pink icing and maybe a few extra highlights on some. We never made a lot as Valentines was usually just a day […]

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Dyed Egg Shell Soy Candles

Most egg dyeing is thought of as something to do with a hard boiled egg. This in an alternative thought. Crack your eggs first, dye second and turn those coloured shells into little candles for Easter Sunday breakfast, your altar, the Ostara potluck table or just enjoy all through spring. There is even a Valentine’s […]

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Woven Imbolc/Lammas Bread

The basic recipe comes via my grandfather’s go to book on bread making. Edith Adams Bread Book! “Edith Adams was a Vancouver Sun (Newspaper) institution for three quarters of a century (in Vancouver, Canada), an institution because she never really existed in the flesh. Edith was our apocryphal homemaker. The invention of an editor in […]

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Preserved Lemons

Fusion cooking has brought many delicious treasures from around the world into common use in non traditional ways. One example are preserved lemons. They hail from North African cuisine and are probably most well know for their use in Moroccan tagines. Preserved in salt and lemon juice and usually made from Meyer lemons they can […]

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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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