Aebleskiver

Aebleskiver

I’ve mentioned before that I have a real desire to make a connection with my family roots, particularly with the women and the culinary traditions they would have passed down to their daughters through the generations. Many of these were lost when my great grandparents 

Cranberry Pumpkin Muffins

Cranberry Pumpkin Muffins

I’ve been dying to try this recipe for Cranberry Pumpkin muffins from the moment I first spotted it (it’s from my newly acquired copy of The Farmhouse Cookbook by Susan Herrmann Loomis). I was not disappointed, they were a delicious way to start our day. 

Skunks and Green Tomato Mincemeat

Skunks and Green Tomato Mincemeat

Don’t worry, I haven’t just invented the world’s worst holiday pie. At about 2:00 this morning, I was awakened by the sound of something squealing and squawking for dear life under my bedroom window, and then the burning stench of hell itself filled the house. 

Cottage Cheese Apple Pancakes

Cottage Cheese Apple Pancakes

Is it just me, or do the pages in your cookbooks with the recipes you use the most always end up looking like this? If you’ve been reading for awhile, you’ll know that I have a thing for Mollie Katzen’s recipes, and this copy of 

Butternut Squash Soup

Butternut Squash Soup

This is a wonderful soup for the chilly days of fall. The squash gives it a gorgeous golden colour and cream cheese makes it wonderfully rich and silky. After taking their first bites tonight, the kids asked if we could have it for dinner every 

German Apple Pancake

German Apple Pancake

I came home from the farmer’s market yesterday with 20 pounds of Gala apples (insert Homer Simpson “Woo Hoo!” here). My dilemma is, I can’t decide whether I should make them into sauce, or try to store them for eating later on (we go through 

Roasted squash with all the fixins’

Roasted squash with all the fixins’

I harvested these lovely Delicata squashes from the garden today in order to make a yummy sounding dish that my good friend Catriona came up with recently.   To prepare the squash, I halved and seeded them, and then brushed them with a little olive 

Creamy Orzo

Creamy Orzo

This fall weather really seems to make my family crave comfort foods, and I can’t imagine anything more comforting than a steaming dish of creamy pasta. This recipe for orzo (a rice-shaped pasta) really fits the bill and is my kids’ current favorite meal. I 

Calendula Salve

Calendula Salve

I made a batch of calendula salve recently with some of the flowers from my garden. It’s a wonderful thing to have around the house – helps to heal cuts, sun and windburn, eczema, fungal infections, and many other types of owies. The flowers look 

Oven Baked Pear (or Apple) Butter

Oven Baked Pear (or Apple) Butter

I was out at my aunt’s place on Tuesday following my grandmother’s funeral, and she was kind enough to load me up with pears from her tree before I left for home. I’d been wanting to make some of our favorite pear/apple butter while the