Wild Huckleberry Tarts

Red (highbush) huckleberries grow wild in our area, and we’re lucky to have an abundance of these bushes on our property and in the neighbouring park. My daughter went for a sleepover at a friend’s house last week, and those crazy girls spent the evening terrorizing the neighbourhood, stripping the shrubs of every last huckleberryRead more

Scrumptious Sorrel Tart

I made this tart for the first time last month, but it’s actually been two years in the making. The idea of using something like sorrel in a tart wasn’t even remotely on my radar until I read about itĀ over on Tara’s blogĀ (which is a must-read, if you haven’t already discovered it) almost two fullRead more

A Chocolate Valentine Treat

Happy Valentines day! I hope everyone is enjoying a break from the February blahs, and that you’re taking the time to indulge yourself in the obligatory V-day chocolate binge. If you haven’t yet made it to your local chocolate shop, all is not lost. In a matter of minutes you can whip up a batchRead more

I Clove Summer

Back in early October when the weather was dreary, I eagerly planted the first crop of the summer garden. Garlic may take a long time to turn from one lowly clove into a plump head packed full of them, but it’s worth every minute of the time involved – there aren’t many meals in thisRead more

Whole Wheat Apricot Scones

When it comes to food (well, it kind of applies to everything in my life actually), I tend to be a creature of habit. When I find a recipe that I like, I will make it over and over again until either the novelty has worn off, or I discover a new favorite.  I don’tRead more

Chocolate Avocado Muffins (with Raspberries)

Sounds a little weird, doesn’t it? But trust me, you are going to want to eat these muffins morning, noon, and night. I got the original version of this recipe from a friend several months ago, and have been in love ever since. They are delicious enough to be called cupcakes, but I stand firmRead more

Sour Puss

Ours is a family that loves big flavors.  Salty, bitter, spicy, sour – you name it, we love it.  Even the kids adore things like garlic, dijon mustard, kalamata olives, and tonic water, which is a dream for me, ’cause there’s no way I’d enjoy cooking nothing but plain pasta or white bread sandwiches. OneRead more

The Must Make Jam of Summer

If you’re a fan of peach and raspberry jams, then you’ve got to give this recipe a try.  It’s the perfect blend of the two flavors, which go together unbelievably well, and the color of the resulting jam is amazing. I made this for the first time a few years ago, and my kids lovedRead more

Chocolate Fix

I posted this recipe on my homelearning blog almost three years ago, but it’s still such a favorite of ours that I thought I would post it over here as well, especially as I’ve been intending to share low cost recipes. When trying to lower one’s food bill it’s critical to cut out non-essentials, butRead more

My Latest Favorite Cookbook and the Perfect Summer Potatoes

Well, there goes another month without a post! Oops. It’s no secret that I am a cookbook junkie, so I have no problem admitting that one of my favorite pastimes is spending hours pouring through the pages of a new cookbook, imagining how each dish will taste. Whenever I hear of a cookbook that soundsRead more