It’s About Thyme

Thyme is an essential flavoring in much Western and Middle-Eastern cooking. Unlike most herbs, it withstands long, slow cooking and it enhances other herbs without overpowering them. This makes thyme a must-have spice to have stocked in your pantry.   What thyme is it? Thyme is one of those spices […]

Cooking with Cast Iron

How this Old Fashion Cookware is Making a Comeback Digging through the cupboards of cooks in the 30’s you would have been hard pressed to find cookware not made of cast iron. Cast iron kettles, dutch ovens, and pots were used by the settlers to heat with coals from the […]

Make Your Own Oatnogg This Christmas

OatNogg A Dairy Free Alternative to EggNogg Ahhhh the Christmas holidays are approaching. Usually around this festive time of year we are busy sending out Christmas cards, buying gifts, and planning the Christmas meal. It can be so busy we forget to take time to savour the moments. To enjoy […]

DIY Flavoured Syrup

Have you ever read the ingredients on the flavoured syrups that are used in your favorite holiday beverages? The syrup shots used in your favourite holidays drinks contain a lot of sugar and some questionable ingredients. Natural flavors? Potassium Sorbate? Caramel colouring? No thank you. A great option to avoid […]

Gingerbread House Traditions

Nothing says Christmas like a homemade Gingerbread House! As a kid, I always loved the tradition of making our gingerbread houses the morning of Christmas day.  Of course, my grandma had everything made and ready for us so all we had to do was construct our gingerbread mansions and decorate […]

Using Sage in the Kitchen

Sage is an amazing herb! You need this pungent minty and musky herb in your culinary arsenal. Sage is such a powerful plant and has so many great qualities. Did you know that sage actually grows wild on the Canadian prairies? It was used by the first nations for ceremonies, […]

Spiced Christmas Pomanders

This clove studded fruit is an excellent Christmas craft for kids and adults! The best part about Christmas Pomanders is that they are a natural way to bring the smell of Christmas to your house. This craft is inexpensive and gorgeous. The first time I made a Christmas Pomander one […]

The Ultimate Gluten Free Pizza

Finally a pizza crust that you can make from home and you don’t need to rely on a mix. This recipe has been adapted from Oats Everyday you can see the original post here.  Usually making a gluten free pizza crust involves a complex mixture of gums, binders, and different […]

Chinese Five Spice…What Is It??

This ancient spice blend has been around for thousands of years and was used primarily in traditional Chinese cuisine. The dishes that use this spice are more traditional dishes than the North Americanized Chinese dishes of chicken balls and chicken fried rice. If you have ever tried Peking Duck than […]

The Benefits of Using Turmeric

Turmeric is a spice that comes from the turmeric plant which is a root.   It’s commonly used in foods such as curry, mustards, sauces and beverages.  More commonly the root of turmeric is used to make medicine.   Turmeric is used for issues involving pain and inflammation but also has be […]