Date Bliss Balls

According to Jewish tradition, there are seven agricultural products that God bestowed on Israel after the exile in Egypt. These are special products that the Jewish regard as Blessings from God. These are the same products listed in the Old Testament in Deuteronomy 8:8.. The original Jewish translation of this text refers to the last…

What’s on the grill?

Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her Ephesians 5:25 Summer is fast approaching and if your like our family that means grilling season. My husband has blessed me with his support of my plant based lifestyle change thus far. I sit and think about this, it wasn’t…

Flax Pancakes with Berry Compote

Eggs, how do you get around Eggs. For the everyday person, they are in EVERYTHING. As a pastry chef, I loved them, not really to eat, I hardly ever ate eggs. But for their structure. They are the glue of the pastry world. For those who are fasting, going plant based or allergic…they are annoying…

Flat bread~ by any other name

Unleavened bread, Matzo, Lavash, Tortilla, Roti, Chaipati, Kitcha, Bannock …. “Man cannot live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.” Matthew 4:4 I have one child who is testing Jesus’ theory on that. He has become somewhat of a bread expert. He knows what he likes and what…

PreFab movement – Home Canned pineapple

I recently read a November 2020 article in chatelaine – What pre cut produce is actually worth the money ? Some of the items on the list made complete sense like mushrooms – which in my store are exactly the same price as whole. Others listed like pineapple openly stated that they knew that you…

DIY baking mixes …..Instant Falafel mix

When it comes to instant mixes falafel might not be the first one you think about. Without a doubt is sure makes life easier if your a falafel fan! We went on a falafel kick early spring- Inspired by a vegetarian style fast- with a store bought instant mix from a bulk store. They were…

Too much of a good thing – Small batch Peach BBQ sauce

Have you ever overdone it on a good thing? For my sister it was cotton candy ice cream. My mother it was dish-wear. For a friend it was wall paper… it looked good in the store. BBQ sauce and I have an assorted past. One summer I got it in my head I was going…

Gardeners Bounty- Raspberry Vinegar

I have been wanting to make raspberry vinegar for a few years now. With our first real crop of raspberries just coming in – I am excited I can finally tackle the project. To be honest I cannot believe it took me this long. It is super easy. It is a recipe I learned back…

Hint of Luxury – Roasted Red Peppers 2 ways

What is it about roasted red peppers that give that luxury feel. It instantly takes a dish up a notch. Hummus, pastas, soups even basic grilled cheese – I love the taste smokiness and ease of prep of reaching into a jar. Even better when you know you made the jar yourself. When I started…

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…

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…

Pinterest will fail you, chocolate never will.

Nailed it. It is a term in the urban dictionary defined as trying something from the popular app known as “Pinterest” and failing. Not that the urban dictionary is known to be the most reliable source of information, but in this case the sheer number of times the term is used indicates its need to…