Nutty wild rice and chewy barley combine in a far-from-ordinary salad to brighten up your summer menu.
The grains are tossed with an aromatic vinaigrette spiced with coriander, cumin, turmeric and cinnamon, then sprinkled with currants and toasted almonds. The salad is full read more
When you hear “one-bowl cake” what comes to mind?
Something cake mix-ish may be?
Something easy, but not necessarily from scratch?
What if I told you I had a recipe for a cake that can become brownies on a whim? That you can mix up in a food processor. That’s cake- read more
Oatmeal Peanut Butter Energy Bites - a healthy snack option that's quick and easy.
This recipe lends itself to endless variations. You could use different nut or seed butters and change up the quantities of chia, flax meal and hemp, all depending on what you have in the cu read more
Pay it Forward Day is coming up on April 25. It’s a random-acts-of-kindness marathon where you spend 24 hours delighting people.
Simple gestures, that’s all.
Smiles, thoughtful notes, may be a cup of tea, or cookies...
That’ll be the anchor of my Pay it Forwa read more
No-bake cookies and bars were the first treats I learned to make on my own. The recipes were always extra easy, usually included some kind of cereal and always made a big batch.
I got my Brownie “Baking” badge by making peanut butter cereal squares all by mysel read more
Will I spend the rest of my life craving new pencils and pens at the end of August?
It’s warm and sunny. We’re still mowing the lawn. My tomatoes have yet to ripen. It is very much summer. But, I keep thinking about September. I’d say this preoccupation was a little cr read more
If molasses had a season I'd say it's Autumn.
There's something about the tangy, warming flavour of molasses that makes it the perfect partner for all sorts of Fall baking.
I have already gone on and on about what a lovely couple apples and molasses make, so now I'll move alo read more
If you had to choose your all-time favourite cookie, could you do it? Could you narrow down your choices so that one and only one cookie emerged as the favourite?
I know I could.
I’d choose these orange spice crackle cookies, and this is why:
The cookies are beautifu read more
First week of school.
It hits you right between the eyes, doesn't it?
This is my transition week, when I stumble from summer into September.
I had forgotten how rushed the mornings can be with a school bus to catch.
It's sooo dark on my early morning walk with the dog. read more
Summer has arrived in my neck of the woods. Blue sky and glorious heat. Every window in the house opened wide all night. We’re not exactly wilting in the heat but it’s a respectable 26 C with a salty scent of the ocean in the air.
This is our ice cream season, the time o read more