Food conspiracy- Dry Ranch mix

I have one child who is developing his taste for veg slowly. Very slowly. Dip is often requested. When it comes to creamy salad dressings I always questioned why creamy dressings could be shelf stable. If you think about it too long, you begin to wonder about all those food conspiracies. How much gunk really…

Winter Blahs? DIY Tex mex Seasoning

What is it about winter that brings out the hot and spicy flavours of Latin America? If your like me I eat the most Mexican style food in the winter. Perhaps it is the wistful thinking of warmer weather, perhaps it is how it just makes your whole body cozy and warm. Maybe it is…

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…

DIY Extracts- Vanilla

One of my Pantry basics includes vanilla. I must have vanilla extract in my pantry- which is why 2017 changed how I do vanilla. Most of North America doesn’t even know about cyclone Enawo, aka the vanilla bean destroyer – but ever since it stormed across Madagascar in 2017 – I have been making my…

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…