Tag Archives: Tasty Treats

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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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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Carrot Conserve

A conserve made with carrots has been found to be surprisingly delicious with a few extra dimensions of texture and flavour, and it has the added advantage of being completely inexpensive to prepare.  Used for breakfast on toast or for … Continue reading

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Crabapple Creations

These cute firm little “mini-apples” are a joy to play with to explore a new and different taste experience.  The sweet, yet tart and sour flavour lends itself to go well as a garnish with many meat dishes such as … Continue reading

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Ground Cherries

Once extracted from its tiny attractive paper lantern-shaped wrapper, Ground Cherries may be eaten raw or used in salads, desserts, over ice cream, as a flavoring, and in jams and jellies served with meats or fresh cheeses. They can also … Continue reading

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Amazing Apricot Jam

Making jam is so much easier and safer than most people think. After all, 100 years ago everyone used to can food, unless they were millionaire financiers or nomadic tribesmen. If our pioneering ancestors could do it, so can you! … 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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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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Melonade

Nothing tastes like summer like Melonade.  Kids love it, and so do I.  This juice is so refreshing and is all natural sugar.  Great to take to the beach, on a picnic, served pool-side or as a wonderful wake-up drink … Continue reading

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Putting Up: A Year Round Guide to Canning in the Southern Tradition – Review and Giveaway

I enjoy putting away my own organic tomato sauce every year, and last year I actually made enough quarts of my “special sauce” to see us through the winter and into early summer. There is nothing better and healthier than … Continue reading

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Zucchini Brownies

If you do anything at all, you must supply your culinary cook book repertoire with Simply In Season by Mary Beth Lind and Cathleen Hockman-Wert.  I have fallen in love with this book which has far too many fantastic recipe … 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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Rhubarb Jam

So, here it is, the hottest day so far, and my rhubarb is calling, “Make Me”.  I have no choice in the matter.  I begin early in the day, chopping and preparing the sour thick little rhizomes of this very ornamental … Continue reading

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