Pesto Almonds


Holy Cow, this is my 100th post! I really had no idea I’d post this many recipes and still have so many that I still want to share with you. I can’t wait to post my next 100 *grin*. Despite the benchmark, I have to own up to the fact that I’ve been such a…

Millet Tartlets (or Perfect 10 Tartlets)


If any of you are wondering if I’m still on the low-carb-no-wheat-still-vegan bandwagon, the answer is yessir. Sure it takes a little more thought, but it’s certainly been a fun, eye-opening experience so far. Here I was, naively thinking that I knew all about the weirdest, most obscure ingredients, but no. I’ve apparently had blinders…

Who, Me?


A weird thing happened the other day: I got nominated for a Food Stories Award! To be honest, I thought it was spam at first. Don’t lie, I’m sure you’re looking at each other and thinking it still is, but I swear I checked it out and made sure my computer remained uninfected – it’s…

Roly-Poly Eggplant


I don’t know what you guys like to do when you’re at the cottage, but one of the many things I enjoy doing (aside from swimming, walking, chatting, canoeing,¬†swatting, laughing, catching up, reading, napping, sunbathing, diving, water-skiing, snuggling, bon-firing, cooking, cleaning – not fun but necessary – daydreaming, etc.) is to reread one of the…

Chocolate Mousse Torte, or Broken Oven With a Twist


There isn’t going to be much preamble on this one for two reasons: 1) this share is WAY overdue and needs posting ASAP, and 2) I’ve already told you all about my oven woes in my last post. Luckily those dreary oven-less days are behind me thanks to Kijiji. I still have a few amazing…

Damn Good Daikon… Chips


So a lot has happened this week. The bottom element in my oven broke (the stove is older than I am), making baking a challenge, and I’ve decided to cut out carbs – or at least minimize them to the nth degree. WHAAAAAT?! You say? Yep, you read it right. Me, the scone and pasta…

Ring, ring, ring, ring, ring, BananaScone!


I know some of you will read the title and think, what? But I’m hoping there will be a few of who out there who will remember Raffi’s Bananaphone, and its Internet legacy. Not that I’m a crazy Raffi fan… I just wanted to do something cute with Banana and Scone, and this popped into…

Smashed Cukes


This recipe was sent to me by a “family” member who, to me, represents the absolute essence of this dish. I realize that the logical follow-up to this sentence would be to describe why/how Nyka represents cucumber salad, but I feel I first have to address the quote marks. I have a really small family,…

Trout Lilies – Fried and Roasted


I’ve written before about how I love the idea of a food forest – a backyard stocked with produce that, with a little effort and TLC, will yield delicious edibles all summer and fall-long. This is my first post in what will hopefully become a series: Food Forest Fodder, i.e. things I’ve made from my…

Rockin’ Rhubarb Crisp AND Ruby Red Compote


Oh yes my friends, it’s that time of year again! That delightful time when fruits and veggies abound (or are about to anyway). Some of you may be harvesting your early growers like rhubarb already, yes? We just planted some, so we’ll have to wait a year or two before we really get the good…

Nuked Fruit: it’s Fantabulous


I’ve been made stewed fruit on and off for the better part of 20 years now, and I’m sure I was eating it before that if my Mom had anything to do with it. I get a craving every time I think of my Grandpa on my Mom’s side. He loved his stewed fruit. I’m…

BBQ Pad Thai


It’s coming to that time of year where my posts may become a little more sporadic, owing to the fact that I’m outside gardening and enjoying our “still new” yard. It’ll be our second summer here and I’m determined to squeeze every ounce (or 28.35 gram for you metric folks) of wild beauty and produce…