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An Apple a Day

An Apple a Day

I adore apples. They smell like love, not smarmy, hot-hot-hot love, but enveloping, wonderful hugs love. When I first left home and went to University in Victoria, I had a Great Aunt & Uncle living nearby. Aunt Sonya & Uncle Joe were Great AND they […]

Gingah Ninja Salmon

Love when kitchen experiments go right! Let’s admit it…it doesn’t always work out that way. This is Ninja fast, heart healthy and enticing enough to serve to company! That’s right, you’ve got this. How good it is? It was soo good that my littles gobbled […]

‘Killer’ Kale and Chickpea Curry

Some nights,  in a frenzy, I just throw something together and we sit…and we eat. Not palate thrilling, but it serves the purpose, ya know? Other nights I get crazy carried away and spend hours making something fabulous for dinner and my children push it around on […]

Gettin’ Freekeh Fish Pie!

Gettin’ Freekeh Fish Pie!

I confess to being on a food mission over this past year. After relocating our entire life to a new community. I’m no longer working…officially. This kitchen is more spacious and well-equipped. We now live minutes away from many fantastic food sources. I’m inspired by the […]

Seven Silly Eaters Cake

Seven Silly Eaters Cake

I don’t know about your house, but here…books abound!  Apparently when I was a baby, I slept snuggling stories in my crib. My childhood was filled with wonderful stories and books. I continued my love affair while teaching both elementary school and high school. I […]

Don’t be such a… Jerk Prawns

Don’t be such a… Jerk Prawns

Show of hands…who’s ready for their kids to go back to school? I sincerely apologize to my infinitely patient, home schooling friends, as I’m bowing down to you now! I do revel in having them at home, I appreciate the schedule-less life BUT after today’s boisterous […]

Just Another Manic Monday Muffins

Just Another Manic Monday Muffins

Here I am…wishing it were Sunday, cause that’s my fun day. If it can’t be Sunday we can at least start Monday off right…with fresh baked muffins! Woke up to an invasion of fruit flies in the kitchen this morning. Gross, I dislike fruit flies […]

Crazy Coconut Chicken Wraps with Mango Chutney

Crazy Coconut Chicken Wraps with Mango Chutney

“Well THAT is a skill!” I exclaim, as once again, my lovely nine year old daughter has separated all of her dinner into little piles of ‘will-eat’ and ‘won’t-eat’. As someone who has never really been that selective of an eater, this habit of hers […]

Give Peas a Chance

Give Peas a Chance

Usually Pea Soup is a fall and winter staple around here. However, the other day I was crusin’ through Costco and had a sudden hankerin’ for some ham…does that happen to anyone else? We don’t have a whole lotta ham around our dinner table, so […]

Curried Away Buffet!

Curried Away Buffet!

Feeding a troupe of healthy, young dancers for a birthday dinner required a little bit of thought & planning…as usual it was the day before! My daughter’s 16th party was being attended by eight fairly health conscious young ladies, a few of whom were vegetarian. It […]