Garlic Scapes Pesto

GarlicScapesFeature

This is one of my all-time favourite pesto recipes! Thanks to my friend Christine Stevenson and her husband, Romeyn  from Gaelic Garlic (Peterborough Ontario farmers market) ! She introduced me to these magical, somewhat lesser known ‘scapes’ ~ the slender green stems of the garlic plant, complete with the unopened flower buds. Garlic, is one of the oldest [...]

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Sweet Potatoes ~ two EASY recipes

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Pin It Sweet potatoes are as delicious as they are good for you! A medium sweet potato, let’s say 2 inches in diameter by 5 inches long, contains about 100 calories, about 2 grams of protein and almost zero fat. High in fibre, they are an excellent source of potassium, and good sources of Vitamins A [...]

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Bam ! Essence of Emeril’s special herb blend!

Heirloom Tomatoes

HAPPY MARDI GRAS everyone!! When I think of New Orleans, I have great memories of time spent in pre-Mardi-Gras ball celebrations, years ago…. As a herbalist + ‘foodie’, I LOVE concocting delicious herb + spice blends to enhance meals and add “kitchen medicine” to the dishes I prepare for family & friends. Can’t think of [...]

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Meatless Mondays ~ Cold Soups, Perfect Summer Refresh

Avocadoes

IT has been a hot summer this year in southern Ontario!  WOW!  I’m not complaining, but have changed some of the ways that I entertain, with the addition of  summertime COLD soups! When the days are just TOO hot to be in the kitchen for long, I’ve started experimenting with easy to prepare cooling soups [...]

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