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Zucchini Cake with Lemon Glaze

Having trouble disguising zucchini cake? Really, who needs to hide zucchini?  Mom’s do, (some moms like me) and here’s the trick.  Peel it before you shred this summer squash by hand or in the food processor.  The bits of green will be … 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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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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Carrot Nut Muffins

Storage carrots are in abundance in early spring, and simultaneously the winter garden slowly nurtures the dormant, tender, sweet tubers planted in the fall with anticipation of a good early yield during the dreary late winter months.  As the new … Continue reading

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Gingerbread Pancakes

Whether it’s breakfast, brunch, or a cozy night in, these gingerbread pancakes are just the item to make any cold weather occasion a real treat.  The inviting scent of gingerbread wafts through the house creating spicy goodness; an irresistible indulgence. … Continue reading

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Discovering the Black Radish and the Chioggia Beet

The problem with being a local veggie-food blogger is that people assume you know what to do with all kinds of crazy things. The upside is that you occasionally end up with crazy things to figure out what to do … Continue reading

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Tomato: A Fresh-from-the-Vine Cookbook – Review and Giveaway

Tomato: A Fresh-from-the-Vine Cookbook, by Lawrence Davis-Hollander, published by Storey Publishing.  Is everything you want to know about the most loved vegetable and more.  Or is it really a fruit? Fruit? Vegetable? Fruit? Vegetable? No matter what, they are great! … Continue reading

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Fresh Organic Strawberry Syrup

Fresh Strawberries, truly a taste of summer!  Imagine yourself on a bright and sunny yet breezy Saturday morning, sitting on your balcony, deck or patio, relaxing and leisurely enjoying a stack of freshly homemade, hot off the griddle pancakes drizzled … Continue reading

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The Newlyweds’ Vegetarian Cookbook: Every Recipe you’ll need for your life together – Review and Giveaway

The Newlyweds’ Vegetarian Cookbook: Every Recipe You’ll Ever Need for Your Life Together, published by Ryland, Peters & Small, distributed by Thomas Allen & Sons.  Is the perfect wedding gift for any vegetarian or almost vegetarian couple.  Beautifully illustrated and … Continue reading

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“Best Ever” Organic Chocolate Cakes

I am always on the hunt for the “Best Ever” Chocolate Cake.  For me, in my opinion, there really isn’t any other sort of cake out there besides good old-fashioned Chocolate Cake that is as “oven-worthy” to make from scratch, other … Continue reading

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Carrot Cake – Made Healthy, Local and Organic

This time of the year, I love to make special comfort foods for my family.  Most of the time it is a savoury dish served from my roasting pan sprinkled with fresh rosemary dug out of the snow and olive … Continue reading

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Christmas Carrot Cake

Santa Claus is coming to Town!  Some of my fondest childhood Christmas memories actually began in the month of November.  I remember anticipating many things.  My birthday for one. Living in rural South-Central Ontario, the best thing ever, that came … Continue reading

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Saving the Seasons: How to Can, Freeze or Dry Almost Anything – Review and Giveaway

Saving the Seasons: How to Can, Freeze, or Dry Almost Anything, by Mary Clemens Meyer & Susanna Meyer, published with Harold Press.  As Christmas fast approaches, I am thinking some lucky person who wins this book might have their first … Continue reading

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Squash Brownies

My Mom sent me this recipe.  All Moms please, for all those little ones who have a difficult time with squash, try out this recipe.  You will impress them, especially if you don’t tell them what this cake is really … Continue reading

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Simply in Season Children’s Cookbook – Review and Giveaway

As August wains and children become restless for the want for better learning (“back to school”). Boredom sets in and many kids need fun things to do.  Well here is the answer, a cookbook for you Kids!  Simply in Season … Continue reading

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Recipes for Real Life Review and Giveaway

This week’s book I am very excited to introduce; Recipes for Real Life by Robin Cook. Unlike my past reviews, this book was self published by a woman from right here in Ontario making this cookbook a very unique addition … Continue reading

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North Bay Farmers Markets Cookbook: Review and Giveaway

For my first book review, I am exploring fresh recipes and stories from Marin County’s farmers and ranchers in California with North Bay Farmers Markets Cookbook. About the Book Published for San Francisco, California, June 2009; this healthy and refreshing … Continue reading

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