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let’s be jolly: ladies’ christmas craft night, plus making christmas banners & assembling a charcuterie board

The Christmas fun has begun around here.  Though the decorating is only half done at our place, we’ve been busy with preparations for some church events:  the Christmas parade in town, a fun night out for the ladies, a Christmas concert and gift baskets. Days before our ladies’ evening, I began gathering supplies: card stock,…… Continue reading let’s be jolly: ladies’ christmas craft night, plus making christmas banners & assembling a charcuterie board

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healthy pumpkin muffins: gluten free, dairy free & refined sugar free

Fall means pumpkin everything.  Amiright?  I do believe I like fall for pumpkin-time as much as  breaking-out-the-cardigans-time.  And that’s saying something, because I do love me my cardigans and boots (I refuse to reveal the number of cardigans and boots I may own). The problem with baking, though, is that the recipes are often full of…… Continue reading healthy pumpkin muffins: gluten free, dairy free & refined sugar free

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chipotle taco bowl

I’ve been wanting to try my hand at making a buddha bowl or burrito bowl.  In case you’re unfamiliar, a buddha bowl (aka buddha’s delight, or Luóhàn zhāi) is a Chinese vegetarian dish traditionally eaten by buddhist monks.  As far as I can tell, the burrito bowl is Chipotle restaurant’s Mexican take on the buddha bowl.…… Continue reading chipotle taco bowl

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to meat or not to meat ~ chicken tikka masala and chana masala

We recently invited a couple for dinner for the first time.  Sometimes, that first meal you share with someone can cause a little anxiety.  You wonder what their favourite foods are, if they have allergies, intolerances or dislikes.  Are they okay with some spice, or are they partial to their food being plainer? This particular…… Continue reading to meat or not to meat ~ chicken tikka masala and chana masala

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soup’s on ~ mushroom soup

If you’ve been around here at all, you know I love me a nourishing bowl of soup.  It’s just so comforting when the thermometer’s falling, and something light, when a heavy meal is just too much for a warm day.  My df girl is all in.  She also enjoys soup, but then again, she’s totally…… Continue reading soup’s on ~ mushroom soup

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soup’s on ~ borscht

We have a dear, long-time friend whose mother taught me much about Polish food, and much about motherhood.  We don’t see him much these days, and his mother has gone home to be with her Lord. This beautiful Christian woman had an amazing story.  I certainly cannot do it justice, but I will try to…… Continue reading soup’s on ~ borscht

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soup’s on ~ taco soup

Cold winter days and a piping hot bowl of soup.  Made for each other.  I love me a delicious, steaming bowl of soup anytime, but when the temperature drops, I start planning on my next batch.  A few weeks ago, we had invited some guests for lunch after Sunday’s church service and I decided soup…… Continue reading soup’s on ~ taco soup