Summer Harvest : Basil & Mints


If you have a herb garden, you may have extras and wonder what to do with them. Maybe you don’t have a garden but see the fabulous bounty of herbs at your local farmers market. NOW is the time to make plans to preserve the power and good healing components of the plants.. I have been […]

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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 ~ Chocolate & Quinoa Bars


  Over the last year or two, I’ve been learning about Quinoa and having fun playing with it in the kitchen. My friend Wendy Polisi, who I call the “Queen of Quinoa”  has kindly shared this delightful recipe with us ~ in celebration of  CHOCOLATE & QUINOA.  Well…it’s almost Valentine’s Day… enjoy this edition of […]

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Almonds ~ Yes they ARE good for you!


Eating almonds can lower high blood pressure, increase life-enhancing HDL cholesterol while lowering the dreaded LDL, minimize weight gain despite it’s own fat content.  Metabolic syndrome and Diabetes have reached epidemic proportions in North America and almonds have been found to be a positive influence in helping our bodies to have positive changes in insulin […]

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