Baps

Being the good displaced Scots that they are (we’re descended from Fergusons on my grandfather’s side, and Wallaces on my grandmother’s side) my kids have a love affair with Scottish Bap buns. There’s a bakery here that makes exceptional whole wheat baps, but we go through them so fast that I thought it was timeRead more

Crunchy Granola

An accurate description of me? There are some who would say so. Homemade granola has to be one of my all time favorite breakfast foods. I’ve tried different flavour combinations, but I think the simplest ones tend to be the most satisfying. It isn’t exactly a low-calorie breakfast cereal, but a little bit fills youRead more

Hemp

I couldn’t have a blog about food and sustainability without mentioning hemp, that much maligned and misunderstood plant (which has none of the narcotic effect of the marijuana plant). In fact, I had a nice helping of shelled hemp seeds with my yogurt and honey this morning. They’ve got a rich, buttery texture similar toRead more

Griddle Me This

Pancakes seem to be the order of the day around the blogosphere lately (I’ve seen at least 3 references to them in the past few days), and my little corner is no exception. I love my pancake griddle/waffle iron. I know, it’s pathetic, but it’s true. Maybe it’s because it’s exactly the same as theRead more

Whipped Ricotta

Trying to use up the rest of last year’s frozen strawberries to make a little room in the freezer, I made strawberry whipped ricotta this morning. It’s so delicious, it’s like having strawberry ice cream for breakfast, but without the guilt. Put the frozen berries in a food processor and blitz until pulverized, then addRead more

Zabaione Con Crema

I realize I’m going kind of crazy with the posts today, but we’re leaving on vacation tomorrow and I may not be able to post for a week or so. I made my favorite blueberry dessert tonight and thought I’d share the recipe. It’s called (I’m sure the title was a dead giveaway) Zabaione ConRead more

Stuff

C. (hubby) spent the day up on the roof today, stripping off three layers of old shingles. Our house would have been so cute with it’s original cedar shingles, it killed me to watch him tear them off. We stowed them away for use as kindling or whatever. So good natured, he’s still smiling afterRead more

I don’t actually eat meat…

Had a nice second day of holiday with hubby and the kids today (we’re spending the first week doing work at home, mainly the roof, and will spend the second week camping and visiting my in-laws). We took in an early matinee this afternoon (okay, so technically that’s not really working on the house), andRead more

Peas and Blueberry Banana Bread

I’ve had a pretty productive day so far. After hanging the laundry to dry, I finally got around to picking, blanching, and freezing a batch each of peas and yellow beans. It’s always a little disappointing to discover that the huge bowl of pods you picked only amount to a couple of cups of actualRead more