Graham Cracker Decorated Houses (no gingerbread here)

If you are well and truly in the middle of the rush of the season, then things are probably beginning to drop by the wayside. As time gets squeezed, that four day plan to build an architectural marvel doesn’t bring the same happy thoughts. I am going to suggest that building memories is far more […]

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Pumpkin Seed Oil Truffles

If you are sitting down to Thanksgiving dinner this Tuesday, I have a delicious little treat to go along with the pumpkin pie, Pumpkin Seed Oil Truffles! Often added as a finishing oil to the salad course, this is a simple addition to dessert, served separately or as a finishing decoration. All truffles need some […]

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Apple Pecan Muffins

On cold Saturday mornings, I like fresh baked muffins. I like the heat the oven adds to the kitchen while everyone is waking up. I like the aroma the spices bring to my home. I much prefer the texture of home made muffins to what I find in stores. I get to offer home baked […]

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Savoury Pumpkin Yam Pie

Hallowe’en may be past but for those of you in the United States there is still Thanksgiving to celebrate this month and plenty of time for more pumpkin recipes. Woo Woo! Pumpkins have taken over from turnips in North America as the carrier of a candle for poor Jack-of-the-Lantern, not allowed entry into either Heaven […]

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Pumpkin Cheesecake Mousse wrapped in Crunchy Spiderwebs

Technically, many brandy snap recipes do not actually have brandy in them. These for example were made with rum….. potAto, potaato. Many have no alcohol at all and they all work just fine… once you get the hang of these crunchy critters. I like doing this kind of thing around Samhain as they remind me […]

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Fall Leaves

I needed a birthday cake yesterday for a friend I have known 96.5% of my life. She is watching her sugar intake so I was looking for a balance between honouring her 60 years of adventures and filling her full of icing. As Samhain and American Thanksgiving are just around the corner, taking some pictures […]

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May you also be eccentric

Karen Unger posted this comment yesterday under a kitchen plaque I posted a couple of days ago. “Each and every time I harvest fruits/vegetables/herbs from the garden I say thank you to the plants. When I have to use pruning shears I tell them ahead of time who is going to be removed, than apologize […]

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Oat Pumpkin Pancakes with Bacon & Pecans ( Gluten free )

It was not a dark and stormy night. The clock said it was eight in the morning but you would never know it by looking out the window this morning. Time for pancakes! I had an open container of pumpkin puree in the fridge, this is October and Thanksgiving weekend to boot, so why not […]

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Baked Spiced Pumpkin Doughnut Holes

One summer during my teenage years while we were still hosting foreign students, I made a deal. If Rodney paid for the ingredients, I would prepare whatever he wanted. Now the level of cooking at the time amongst the students was open can of cooked vegetables, drain, combine with can of cooked spaghetti, heat. He […]

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Dowsing Rods & Hearts

I have tried to convey through Kitchen Wand designs and writing the idea that a persons energetic state in the kitchen has an effect on the foods prepared. Through sharing research and writings by others, my intention was to offer a daily place to practice being conscious of connection to spirit and to encourage a […]

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