Author Archives: Lady Locavore

Fresh Tomato Spaghetti and Slow Cooker Tomato Spaghetti Sauce

Tomato season can never come too early for me.  Sliced on toast with peanut butter or almond butter, bacon, mozzarella or cheddar. The combination goes on and on.  But the best way to enjoy fresh tomatoes is on spaghetti. In … Continue reading

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Killer Kale Recipes

What’s old is new again, and very healthy.  So much green, sure does a body good! Kale is on the chic list in all the fine and fancy bistros. Kale, everyone’s talking about it and putting it in and on practically … Continue reading

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Fresh Spinach-Basil Dressing/Sauce

With the abundance of spinach available during the summer months, try this unusual green dressing to top your garden salad with or mix it into a fresh pasta or quinoa salad. Culinary experts particularly enjoy it drizzled over steamed tiny new-potatoes … Continue reading

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Healthy Chicken Burgers

CHICKEN BURGERS WITH SUNFLOWER SEEDS, CILANTRO AND GINGER Chicken burgers are a lot lighter tasting than beef burgers. These burgers use Asian herbs and spices for lots of added flavour and sunflower seeds for a healthy crunch.  Make sure the … Continue reading

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Big Bowl Soup With Pasta, Pan-fried Butternut Squash and Garden Fresh Greens

This is a quick and easy whole meal-in-a-bowl.  Especially great when there is a sick someone in the house during cold and flu season.  This soup will cure what ails you. If you are not sick, it is a good … Continue reading

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Organic Rye/Spelt Bread

Going wheat-free can be a little overwhelming.  Wheat-free does not always mean “gluten-free”.  Many grains that are low in gluten can be enjoyed by those who are having digestive and other issues with over-processed white-flour bread and baked goods. Breads … Continue reading

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Tomato Soup Cake, Tea Biscuits, Lemon Squares and More – Heritage Baking

While reminiscing with my great friend Colleen about growing up and all the things that mean so much to us as kids and how our families are so important to us growing up and how memories of food and home … Continue reading

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Everything Daikon, let me count the ways…

Never again will you be at a loss with what to do with Daikon Radish after you explore and wade through this compilation of ideas and delicious recipes to attempt.  Daikon means “Large Root” in Japanese.  Which pretty much sums … Continue reading

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Lady Locavore 2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: 4,329 films were submitted to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. This blog had 27,000 views in 2012. If each view were a film, this … Continue reading

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Oven Roasted Winter Squash, Spinach and Three Cheese Crepes

You are in the mood for comfort foods, passionately and creatively constructed for sharing with a house full of good friends, over a special glass of wine or two, with plenty of amusing stories, many marvelous memories and a full measure of … Continue reading

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Kiwano Horned Melon “Jelly Mellon”

This horned melon  is also called African Horned Cucumber or Kiwano. Horned Melon is a fruit that is a cross between a melon and a cucumber. It is also nicknamed “Blow-fish Fruit”. It is native to southern Africa and grown … Continue reading

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Perfect Pumpkin Bread and Toasted Pumpkin Seeds

If you have never tried Pumpkin Bread, then is the recipe for you! There are always plenty of recipes and ideas for pumpkins and squash, and Pumpkin Bread is one of the best and easy ways I think to enjoy … Continue reading

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Avocado Chocolate Brownies

Looking for a dessert that is healthy, nutritious and sinfully delicious? Look no further.  Avocado Chocolate Brownies, the piece-de-resistance at the end of a fabulous dinner for two.  Prepare a large tray for family get-togethers or the corporate pot-luck lunches. … Continue reading

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Eggplant Bake

What to do with all that Eggplant we seem to be seeing lately?  Well, at your next soiree, this amazing casserole will dazzle the crowd, awe the taste buds and impress even the fussiest of pallets.  Serve along side a … Continue reading

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Potatoes and Peppers and Corn, Oh My!

Peppers come in a variety of colours.  Green Peppers are un-ripened peppers. Peppers can be combined with so many veggies.  They sweeten up a dish. Offering bright colours to a dish, adding appetizing “eye candy”. POTATOES AND SWEET BELL PEPPERS … Continue reading

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Summer Picnic Salads from Scratch

“Roll out those lazy hazy crazy days of Summer”.  Hot days on the beach or in the park, chilling with family and friends on a blanket with the picnic basket filled to the brim with awesome summer treats.  Summer weekends … Continue reading

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Pullet Eggs

Get Cracking! I am not sure if you have noticed some weeks lately that you we are getting smaller than usual eggs in some of our cartons, and we are offering 1 1/2 dozen cartons of Pullet Eggs.  We are … Continue reading

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Kale Chips and Kale Pesto – Two New Addictions

Crispy Kale Chips are the bomb when it comes to snack food.  A comfort food you must try.  These bite-sized crunchy, salty chips satisfy the want for regular potato chips, and are way too healthy for you. It will become … Continue reading

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Veggie Pancakes

I am making these pancakes for my lunches at work.  They are handy and can be eaten as finger food at my desk should the need arise.  And the need does Arise! VEGETABLE PANCAKES These are a lot of fun, … Continue reading

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Rhubarb Barbecue Sauce

Mouths are watering everywhere when B-B-Q time comes around.  Barbecue season along with Rhubarb season is the best time of the year.  This fast and easy to make sauce is great with chicken, pork and even beef.  This recipe can … Continue reading

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