Category Archives: Cooking

Lime and Banana Cake

Recently, I decided to focus on cakes suitable for casual entertaining, especially out-doors and for a crowd. This one caught my eye because it looks nice made in a big tube pan, feeds up to 16 people, goes well served with berries and is best when made ahead. It keeps excellently for three days or...
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Three-Ingredient Cherry Jam

When you get the kids in the kitchen, you make both great food and great memories. This simple yet tasty three-ingredient recipe for cherry jam uses frozen fruit, chia seeds and maple syrup. (more…)...
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Cod and Dill Fish Cakes with Spring Pea Salad

Everyone would love to cook up something new in the kitchen, but sometimes time and the effort it takes hold us back. The best way to overcome this is by incorporating a new flavour or a twist on a traditional product to help add novelty to your meal. Read more

Pickle Problems: A Troubleshooting Guide

There's nothing better than opening a jar of homemade pickles and taking that first satisfying bite. As soon as you bite down into a crunchy cucumber you're immediately flooded with memories of summer days gone by. Growing, harvesting and pickling your own canned goods can be an extremely rewarding experience, but what do you do...
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Homemade Fruit Roll Treats

Aiming to limit processed “added sugars” doesn't mean we must give up all our favourite treats — DIYing your own homemade versions lets you control the quantities of ingredients. (more…)...
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Maple Syrup Snow Candy

This old fashioned maple syrup snow candy (or sometimes called "Sugar on Snow") is very easy to make and only takes 2 ingredients, snow and maple syrup. It can be made indoors or outdoors. In the Pioneer days it was usually made outdoors after gathering maple syrup that was tapped from the trees in the...
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Great Beans Come from Your Crockpot

Crockpots and slow cookers are great ways to cook beans. Beans are always better when cooked slow so the cookers and beans just naturally go together. Here are some excellent bean recipes for your cooker. Each of these recipes has an ingredient that sets them apart from most recipes of their type. The baked beans...
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Mini Banana-Caramel Pie

Whoever said you can have too many good ingredients in one dish? By combining sweet treats and fresh fruit, you get the best of both worlds: a savoury and yummy dessert. With a cookie-crumb crust and a butterscotch-caramel topping, this banana cream pie offers a twist on a childhood favourite. Read more