Pesto? Presto!


Pesto is a delight. I love Pesto. It can become an intensely flavoured dip, a light pasta sauce, a lemony vintaigrette to serve with salad or steamed veggies.. UNLIMITED! I have been known to use a mortar & pestle, and yet I confess that the food processor fast-tracks the recipe and yields a delicious, mouth-watering result […]

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Meatless Mondays – Lighten up with Spring Soup!


I love to make this simple soup when it’s time for a light but warming lunch  or dinner! This recipe, is more of a guideline, really.   Add whatever veggies you have on hand, as substitutions work just fine. 1 tsp Olive oil 4 leeks, diced 1 cup celery, diced, uncooked 1 cup carrots, diced, uncooked […]

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Allergies 101


This year, after a very unusual winter, it has been reported that allergy ‘season’ will arrive early AND will possibly cause more difficulty than normal for the many who ‘suffer with allergies’. SPRING can mean different things to different folks. For me? Renewal and a chance to go and forage for new Spring wild greens! […]

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Stinging Nettle – Anti-Allergy Herb


If you suffer from seasonal allergies every spring or fall, fear not! Mother Nature offers a number of herbal remedies to help ease our sniffles and sneezes. I will be writing about some of these options this month. When I think about anti-allergy herbs, Stinging Nettle (Urtica Dioica) immediately comes to mind. A delicious infusion… or […]

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Easy Dandelion Recipes


MEATLESS MONDAYS and SPRING = DANDELIONS DANDELIONS are one of my favourite Spring herbs. I use the flowers, leaves and the roots as medicine,and enjoy this delightful highly nutritious “weed” often at this time of year. I’ve been dismayed for many years at the millions of $$$ spent each year to eradicate these  cheerful sunny flowers […]

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How to: Kale Chips !!


Some are into ‘sweets’ ~ me? Give me salty and savoury! I love the crispy crunch + crackle of potato chips, if the truth be told.  I was thrilled, years ago, to discover alternatives to my beloved chips….at my local HFS (health food store) ~ chips made from parsnips, beets, sweet potatoes, and I got […]

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