How To Keep Cut Tulips Standing Tall

I love tulips! I haven’t always, but over the years I’ve learned to love them, even though they tend to droop over not long after being cut. At least they did until last week! Don’t Forget To Prick Them With A Pin One of my neighbours dropped off a...

Delicious Brownies Made With Chickpeas

A friend recently introduced me to chocolate chip cookies made with chickpeas. They were so good I decided to try whipping up some brownies made with chickpeas. I also used some ground flax … but no flour. These delicious chickpea brownies are the result! They...

Caesar Salad

A variation of Garlic Lover’s Caesar Salad … and my new favourite Caesar. An easy to prepare and tasty Caesar Salad recipe. Ingredients – 2 – 3 anchovie fillets 6 to 8 garlic cloves 2 egg yolks 1/2 – 3/4 cup (125 – 185 ml) olive oil 1...

Freezing Avocados

My sister introduced me to freezing avocados that are ripe or getting beyond ripe, when you’re not ready to use them right away. I admit, I was skeptical! But it is surprisingly true! You can freeze avocados, pull them from the freezer and they’re as good...

Thai Basil Garlic Chicken

This simple and tasty recipe was inspired by Holy Basil Chicken. A seasoning package, found at the Pad Thai Restaurant in Pitt Meadows, BC. Serve over plain rice or stir fried rice. Ingredients for Thai Basil Garlic Chicken Basil Cooking Sauce – 2 tbsp (30 ml)...

Homemade Apple Pie

I use Tenderflake for the pastry, using 25% wholewheat flour and 75% all-purpose flour. I find this adds a bit of goodness (whole wheat) to the pie while not impacting the flakiness of the crust. The Tenderflake recipe gives me 3 double (top and bottom) pie shells and...

Caramel Popcorn

This recipe for Caramel Popcorn comes from my brother-in-law, Ken Smith. Ken has been making this Caramel Popcorn at Christmas for over 20 years. It’s a huge hit  and something my husband and I look forward to receiving every Christmas! Ingredients for Caramel...

Butter Tarts

This delicious and simple recipe for Butter Tarts originated with my mother-in-law, Florence. A favourite at Christmas! You can make the Butter Tarts with nuts and raisins or make Butter Pecan Tarts, by adding more nuts and eliminating the raisins...

Nanaimo Bars

My mother-in-law’s recipe for Nanaimo Bars. Easy to pull together and delicious. A Christmas favorite! Nanaimo Bars[/caption] Ingredients for Nanaimo Bars Nanaimo Bars Base – 1/2 cup (125 ml) butter 1/4 cup (60 ml) white sugar 1/4 cup (60 ml) cocoa 1 egg 1...