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Baked Apples

My favourite apples are Spies.  I like them in pies, crisp and just on their own.  Occasionally, when I want to sweeten up the fruit I make this recipe of baked apples. Their sweet but tangy at the same time.  Serve with coconut cream or whipped cream for an extra special treat.

INGREDIENTSBaked Apples

2 spy apples

1/4 cup walnuts

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/4 tsp nutmeg

1/8 tsp ginger Continue reading Baked Apples

Fresh Tomatillo Salsa

Fresh tomatillo salsa is great on corn chips, baked potatoes or other vegetables. It whips up in less than 20 minutes and is better than the store bought versions. Adjust the sugar to the level of acidity you prefer.

INGREDIENTS

4 peeled and washed tomatillos

Tomatillo Salsa

2 cloves crushed garlic

600 grams fresh tomatoes chopped

3/4 cup basil chopped basil leaves

1/4 tsp salt

2 tbsp lime

sugar to taste ( 1 tbsp to begin)

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Morning Granola

I don’t often eat cereal for breakfast but when I do I tend to eat granola.  This granola recipe includes coconut oil, honey and dried apricots.  For a surprise cocoa nibs are added for a chocolatey kick.  Enjoy morning granola for breakfast or on top of your favourite crumble.

INGREDIENTSMorning Granola

3 1/2 cups rolled oats

1/2 cup cocoa nibs

1/2 cup sliced dried apricots

1/2 cup unsweetened coconut

1/2 cup sliced almonds Continue reading Morning Granola

Cinnamon Salsa

Salsa is a great alternative to ketchup or chili sauce.  For a twist this recipe uses cinnamon in the preparation.  Combined with the zesty chilies the spice adds a unique flavor.

INGREDIENTS

2 1/2 cups chopped ripe tomatoes

Cinnamon Salsa3 shallots chopped

1 red or green pepper diced

1 clove of garlic minced

1/4 cup white vinegar

1 tsp dried crushed chilies

1 1/2 tsp salt

1/4 cup brown sugar

1 1/2 tsp paprika

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Easter Buns

Easter Buns can’t be easier to make.  Just throw the ingredients in your bread machine and follow a few simple steps and you have flavourful buns for your Easter treats.  Enjoy with coffee, tea or Cranberry Iced Tea

INGREDIENTSEaster Buns

1 cup almond milk

1 egg or 1 vegan egg

1 tsp salt

1/4 cup honey

1/4 cup butter or vegan butter

3 3/4 cups flour

1 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp ground cloves

1/4 tsp nutmeg

1 1/4 tsp yeast (Bread machine or high activating)

1 cup raisins

DIRECTIONS

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Infused Vinegars

Flavoured vinegars are great in salad dressings but can be pricey to buy.  Fortunately they are easy to make but takes some preparation.  Below I have listed recipes for Raspberry/Blueberry Vinegar, Sage Red Wine Vinegar and Thyme Basil Vinegar

Raspberry/Blueberry Vinegar

Simple Infused Vinegars1/2 cup mashed raspberries

1/2 cup mashed blueberries

White vinegar to fill a jar

Add  fruit to jar and fill with vinegar.  Cork and let stand for at least 1 week.   Strain and use on salads or as a marinade.  Can be sweetened by adding stevia to the finished vinegar. Continue reading Infused Vinegars

Blueberry Banana Ice

Blueberry banana ice is a refreshing frozen dessert great for any time of year.  Try replacing the blueberries with raspberries or strawberries for another treat.

INGREDIENTS

1 1/2 cups cashew milkBlueberry Banana Ice

1 1/2 cups mashed banana

2/3 cup frozen blueberries.

1 tbsp maple syrup Continue reading Blueberry Banana Ice

Vegetarian Chili with Mushrooms

When the cold weather appears I long for comfort food.  Vegetarian chili with mushrooms is one of my favourite recipes to make on a frosty day.  The recipe is quick, easy and flavourful.  Enjoy!

INGREDIENTS

2 small chopped onionsvegetarian chili with mushrooms

1 chopped red pepper

1 chopped stalk celery

Olive oil to cover the bottom of a stock pot

8 sliced button mushrooms

1 540 ml can kidney beans

1 540 ml can chick peas

1 540 ml can black beans

1 796 ml can diced tomatoes Continue reading Vegetarian Chili with Mushrooms

Tomato Jam

I always love the summer/fall season.  All kinds of fresh produce can be found in the stores and farmer’s markets.  Every year I scour the markets for sweet and juicy tomatoes.  I like to use them in salsas, salads, sandwiches and this tomato jam.  Sweet with a bit of a tang this jam is great served on bread or with cheese.

Enjoy!

Ingredients

2 cups cherry tomatoesTomato Jam

2 cups Roma tomatoes

1/4 cup vinegar

1/4 cup water

1 tsp balsamic vinegar

1/4 cup sugar

1 tbsp molasses

1 tsp pepper

1 tsp salt

1 tsp ground basil

Directions

Place all ingredients in a saucepan.  Bring to a boil.  Lower heat and simmer for 1 1/2 hours to 2 hours until mixture thickens.

Can with your favourite canning method.

Good on Bread Machine Rosemary Bread.

 

Rhubarb Pineapple Salsa

Rhubarb Pineapple Salsa is an unusual salsa that is good on ice cream.  Reduce the ginger if you don’t like spicy sauces.

Ingredients

4 cups rhubarb, cut into piecesRhubarb Pineapple Salsa

3 cups chopped strawberries

1 1/2 cups crushed pineapple

1 1/2 cups white sugar

3/4 cup cider vinegar

1 tbsp powdered ginger

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