I scream, You Scream – Strawberry Sauce

Sundaes were a happy accident growing up. We never had them until that one summer. I mentioned before in pervious posts how my mother and grandmother never really canned when I was a child… well that is not “entirely” true. There was one summer – when I was about 13, my sister 9 or so…

A Confession – Baked Apple pie oatmeal

I have a confession, I have eaten pie for breakfast once or twice. Ok- a lot more then once or twice. I rise early before the rest of the house and have just sliced myself a piece of pumpkin, apple or berry and pop it cold right into my mouth. Yup, I am a pie…

Raw Cookie Dough …need we say more?

Have you ever just wanted to sit down eat a bowl of cookie dough and cry… No, no one – just me. Ok maybe that was too much information. This Covid isolation is really messing with my brain. I am constantly forgetting what day of the week it is. I literally have to input everything…

Fixes during a pandemic…Berry Pecan salad

Ok I will admit it. I love coffee culture. Sometime before the pandemic life and would visit that coffee shop every other Thursday, on payday and treat myself to lunch. I got a little TOO dependant. It began to hurt my pocket book. But the salad was SOOO good. I had to find a better…

Behind closed doors – Vegan Bouillon Base

If I asked you what was tucked away at the very back of your cupboard right now, could you answer without looking? Do you actually know what is behind your closed doors? Perhaps we may want to take inventory, while we still have spare time. Until we took our doors off our cupboards to paint,…

Ghost of Sauces past… Home Canned Pasta Sauce

Food memories, they are a strong force. I have read in psychology books that when a memory is coupled with taste or smell it lasting power is strengthened. That is why particular foods have effect on us. How your mother made bread, or dad’s burgers. I don’t have many distinct food memories that I can…

Cheers to Gummies

Gummies, what is with the texture that people love so much. They have love hate relationship in our house…my kids love them- I hate what they do to their behaviour. My sweet children become children akin to zombie apocalypse after eating just a few. I instantly became the evil no fun mom when I told…

New Normal … PB & Banana pops

Here in Canada, the media has coined the phrase “new normal” for the social isolation that has become a daily life. I recently read some provinces have cancelled Christmas festivities already, medical officers anticipating that this “new normal” will last 8 months or more. On the other hand I have also read other news stations…

Fool Proof Beginner’s Sour dough Bread

Sour dough bread, either you love it or hate it. I am in the love it camp. I love everything about it. Flavour, texture, the cute gas pocket holes. I even love the fact that it is thousands of years old. Sour dough and wild yeast breads date back to biblical times. There is something…