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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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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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lunchtime ~ salad rolls

So…the bullet journal thing…it’s not going as well as I’d hoped.  I forgot to set up the next week before the next week came.  Naturally.  I did meal plan, though.  This worked wonderfully the first week.  This week….well, not so much.  Partly, this was due to having company. We did a couple of impromptu seafood…… Continue reading lunchtime ~ salad rolls

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fresh herbs and pesto

A lovely couple recently gifted us with some fresh herbs:  thyme, rosemary, sage and basil. I wanted to use the basil quickly as it doesn’t keep as well as some of the sturdier herbs. For the rosemary, thyme and sage, I wrapped them in a slightly damp paper towel and sealed them in a plastic…… Continue reading fresh herbs and pesto

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springtime means fiddleheads

Growing up, my dad used to love fiddleheads in the spring.  I was a pretty adventurous kid, I liked most veggies and I thought these unique springtime delicacies were rather tasty.  So when I saw packages of fresh fiddleheads at the market, I thought I’d better grab ’em.  My dad would have been all over that. In case…… Continue reading springtime means fiddleheads

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i know that mangos are sweet

Do you know the Banana Song?  It’s always a favourite for kids of all ages at camp and Kids’ Club alike. The chorus goes: I like bananas; I know that mangos are sweet    I like papayas, PAPAYAS!       But nothing can beat:  The sweet love of God          A do do…… Continue reading i know that mangos are sweet

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cha-cha-cha-chia

Am I the only one who thinks of this jingle from back in the day?  Let’s take a stroll down memory lane, shall we?  Christmas time.  Television ads capturing the hearts of children and the wallets of their parents. Remember Slinky, the wonderful toy song? “Batteries not included” caveats? The game of Trouble with the fancy pop-o-matic dice?…… Continue reading cha-cha-cha-chia