Sunday, 16 February 2014
Preserving fruit in the sun such as dates, figs, apricots and plums has been practised for millenniums and dried fruit has remained an important ingredient particularly of Middle Eastern and Mediterranean diets. No need for dehydrators in ancient times, nature took care of everything!
Tuesday, 11 February 2014
Last month I was completely shell shocked to find out that I'd won a giveaway from The Vegan Cookie Fairy - an amazing box of vegan (and all gluten free BTW) snacks and a fantastic little pot of hand cream. I was so impressed with the contents, especially the chocolate covered pumpkin seeds, I decided to subscribe to the The Vegan Kind because it's so awesome to receive a surprise box each month, it's like Christmas twelve times a year!
Monday, 3 February 2014
Sunday, 19 January 2014
Onions are one of the world's healthiest foods. Richly packed with dietary flavonoids they offer protection against all kinds of disease and it's interesting that the quercetin found in onions doesn't become degraded when simmered to make soup, it just gets absorbed into the liquid. I love onions and last week I must have consumed an average of at least two onions a day, we use them in every dish we cook.
Sunday, 12 January 2014
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!! Hope you've all had a wonderful Christmas break. My eldest son and his gorgeous family landed safely back in Toronto early yesterday morning and life is now slowly getting back to normal. The last three weeks have been jam packed full of wonderful, precious moments which will stay with me for ever. How lovely it's been to have my whole family back together and how extra special for all of us that we were able to spend so much time with the latest addition to the family, it was just perfect!
Monday, 23 December 2013
I decided to improve my grain free Christmas cake recipe this year and I thought you might like the recipe since it has turned out so well! Christmas Cake is a favourite in our house and Christmas just wouldn't be the same without it.
Sunday, 22 December 2013
I was recently contacted by Newburn Bakehouse and asked if I would like to share a Christmas recipe guest post here on my blog. I asked if they could share a stuffing recipe and was so happy that they sent this one because it looked amazing and I'm sure those of us that eat gluten free and our guests will enjoy it on Christmas Day.