Vegetable Stock

Rainy days are perfect for making stock…and we have had plenty of rain lately so I currently have a few batches of stock in my freezer. Stocks add a lot of flavour and body to soups,sauces and other dishes. They can also be used to cook grains for extra nutrients and flavour. Vegetable stock is […]

French Apple Cake

My mother-in-law first introduced me to this recipe and I loved it immediately. It is moist, delicious and not too sweet…..and also important, quick and easy to make.  It is a great dinner party bring-along and an amazing special mid-afternoon snack with tea. The original recipe came from Around My French Table by Dorie Greenspan. It recommends using […]

Spicy Carrot Cashew Dip

Get your chips and crackers ready! After spending too much money on cashew dips at our local farmer’s market I decided it was time to come up with my own recipe. As much as I like my family to eat their veggies, I couldn’t watch the pricey spreads disappear in under five minutes. After a […]

Spring Brunch

Spring in our region arrived late for brunch. Really late. We imagined ourselves having brunch on the patio, the kids playing in the fort under fresh blossoms. However, even though it did rain, we brought some flowers inside and enjoyed the colours and flavours of spring, if not the sun and breeze we were hoping […]