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Ramps or Wild Leeks

Ramps  or Wild Leeks can be sliced thin to give an amazing flavour twist to a Spring salad. The very hardy may simply eat them raw. Or use them in cooking where a deep Earthy flavour is what you are after. … Continue reading

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Violet Syrup

Violets are in abundance during the spring.  A virtual carpet of purple on the lawn.  If you are lucky enough to have a pesticide and herbicide free lawn, you too can make your own violet syrup. The syrup is quite … Continue reading

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Zesty Ginger Butternut Squash Soup

Would you like a soup that will not only stick to your bones, but warm you up from the inside out in a pleasant way?  Try this Zesty Ginger Butternut Squash Soup.  This soup makes for a great meal that … Continue reading

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2013 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 30,000 times in 2013. If it were a … Continue reading

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Dunking Ginger Snap Cookies an Old-Fashioned Favourite

Fill the house with the great scents of homemade baking this season! These old-fashioned ginger snaps can be made large or small, depending on how you want to eat them.  I rather enjoy them with a cup of tea or … Continue reading

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Roasted Squash and Tomato Soup with Cumin and Rosemary

A gorgeously coloured and deep-flavoured soup to make in the autumn when pumpkins, squashes, bell peppers, and tomatoes are at their very best and most seasonal.  The cumin, rosemary, and paprika add a smoky flavour that seems to fit the … Continue reading

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Delicious from “Tops to Bottoms” Beet Soup

Beet Soup! So full of flavours, this sweet and brothy beet soup is simple to make and simply delicious. A refreshing soup you will simply have to make and keep coming back for multiple bowls full.  I am not generally a … Continue reading

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What to do with Melon? Melon Soup, Melon Bread and more

Refreshing melon chilled, sliced with a little french vanilla ice cream on the side is a true summer treat. Aside from simply slicing and eating, there are many ways to enjoy and play with melon.  Melonade is very refreshing and … Continue reading

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Zucchini Salad, casserole and more

Low carb eating this summer involves zucchini. This tasty summer vegetable is so versatile by the fact that you can prepare and eat it in a multitude of ways. Stuffed, baked, sautéed, grilled, steamed, boiled. The zucchini has a delicate … Continue reading

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Zucchini Cake

Need to disguise zucchini so your kids will eat it? Treat the kids to this cake and they will think you have flipped. They will not even know it is there, especially if you peel the zucchini first. I have … Continue reading

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Gooseberry Jam and Sauce

Gooseberries are slightly sour slightly sweet berry which is very high is acid content which also helps to make a great sauce without adding gelatin to the recipe.  Gooseberries can be used baked in pound cake recipes and muffins as … Continue reading

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Tomato Pasta Salad with Tomato Salad Dressing

Summer time and the living is easy…..So is this recipe for Tomato Pasta Salad.  Take it to your next picnic.  Add some grilled meat or veggies on the side and you have a nice meal. Cilantro and cumin are a … Continue reading

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Tomato Pancakes

Why do we add only fruit to our pancakes?  Actually, tomatoes are fruit. This is an old heritage recipe that should never have been forgotten.  The secret of these delicious pancakes is to use chunks of fresh summer tomato thoroughly … Continue reading

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Organic Chocolate Covered Quinoa Chip Cookies – Wheat-Free

These dark little chocolate pearls are perfect for a little something chocolate. Chocolate covered quinoa, what a concept! Cover anything in dark chocolate and it’s great according to me.  Other than eating them alone as a snack, a pinch at … Continue reading

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Veggie Bean Burgers from Scratch

Burger Season is here.  Who can resist a homemade veggie burger?  How about a veggie burger for the Barbecue?  Make plenty and have them on hand for those impromptu get-together times with friends.  These simple burgers can be made from almost … Continue reading

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Triple Cord Tomato Challenge

Calling all Triple Cord CSA Summer 2013 Members. All you green thumbs and plant whisperers, this is for you! On the first veggie night, the Miller Family gave each of us a special heritage tomato plant. The Tomato Challenge is … 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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