A Salad So Good, I Ate The Bowl

Don't read this and think. "Oh sure, she's eating a salad again," because here's the cold, hard truth. I'm snacking. A lot. I also seem to have a sudden affection for all things made with dough: biscuits, dumplings, pasta. And then there's the baking. I don't bake! Now I'm baking. I blame the pandemic, but... Continue Reading →

Doukhobor Borscht

There’s something special about homemade soup, especially when it’s made with fresh garden vegetables. My friend Cheryl introduced me to this variation on borscht that I had never experienced before. She made such a delicious batch, I had to get the recipe and try it at home. I’m not sure my version was as good... Continue Reading →

Avocado dip and dressing

I keep seeing posts for healthy alternatives to some classic favourite recipes. I decided the other day to try one, an alternative for Ranch dressing. This recipe uses avocado and plain Greek yogurt as the flavour base. This means it is healthy, but it certainly is not completely without fat. However, it is healthier than... Continue Reading →

Meatless Monday Mushrooms

  I do like to dedicate at least one day a week to a vegetarian or vegan meal, for a variety of reasons. Recently one of our daughters introduced us to grilled, stuffed Portobello mushrooms. I loved them so much, I had to try them at home. Portobello mushrooms are amazingly dense. After grilling, they... Continue Reading →

Summer sprouts

Brussels sprouts are a popular fall and winter vegetable. Think Thanksgiving, or Christmas dinner. But I love them year-round, and found a couple of great ways to enjoy them in the summer months, while at the lake – one way thanks to my sister Sherri. While at the lake together, Sherri had the ingredients for... Continue Reading →

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