Ramble: Canadian Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving Canada! It is autumn and we celebrate our time of Harvest blending old world pagan rites, middle-eastern abrahamic beliefs, with new world indigenous traditions. Creating something new, and still some how it is something so old that it has bonded with our global melded human DNA. Here in what we call the NorthernContinue reading “Ramble: Canadian Thanksgiving”

Recipe: Forgotten Cookies

I had forgotten about this recipe! I used to make these back in my student days when I knew I should bring a treat to visit. The beauty of these cookies is the work is in preparation – the cooking you get to walk away from! Of course there have been a few times whenContinue reading “Recipe: Forgotten Cookies”

Recipe: Ice Cream in a Plastic Bag

Be prepared to have fun! This is an incredible summer recipe to keep every child pre-occupied for a good 30-minutes or so AND they get a nice creamy cold reward for their efforts! Can you say win-win-win? Ice Cream Ingredients 1 tablespoon sugar 1/4 tablespoon vanilla extract 1 to 2 tablespoons soft fruit 1/2 cupContinue reading “Recipe: Ice Cream in a Plastic Bag”

Garden: Herbs – Chives

“Allium schoenoprasum in NH 01” by Captain-tucker – Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Commons. When to Use: Chives are best used fresh in recipes. Dried Chives may also be used will have a weaker flavour and less pleasing texture. Best Compliments: eggs, fish, potatoes, salads, shellfish, sole, soups Chives are normally snippedContinue reading “Garden: Herbs – Chives”

Garden: Herbs – Basil

When to Use: Basil is best used fresh in recipes. Dried Basil may be used but it does have a weaker flavour. Best Compliments: cheese, chicken, duck, eggplant, eggs, fish, lamb, liver, olive oil, onions, pasta, pesto, pizza, pork, potatoes, rabbit, salads, shellfish, soups, sweet peppers, tomatoes, veal, vegetables, vinegars, zucchini, tomato sauce In general,Continue reading “Garden: Herbs – Basil”