Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Canning Tomatoes

Why would I can my own tomatoes?  Well, almost all food cans have Bisphenol A (BPA) in the lining.  That means that BPA, an endocrine disruptor which can mimic estrogen, may leach into the food in those cans and then into the people eating that food. Canada became the first country to declare BPA a toxic substance but still allows it to be used in cans.  I cannot imagine why.

Thursday, 21 February 2013

Rich and Chewy Coconut Macaroons


This is my most requested recipe, and it is no surprise why. Macaroons are not only rich and chewy deliciousness, they are also naturally gluten free and (big secret)….. they are EASY to make. When my husband brought them to work his colleagues asked if the recipe was on the blog. So, for them and for the many others who have asked, here it is.

Monday, 11 February 2013

Creamy Carrot Soup

This is the perfect comfort food for long cold winter nights.  Carrots have just the right amount of sweetness that couples with the ginger and curry to make my mouth water.  This is a filling soup and can be served as a main dish with some yummy crusty bread or homemade croutons. 

Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Butternut Squash and Red Chard Rissoto

This was my first foray into the world of risotto and I was a bit apprehensive.  After all risotto is not a dish that you can dash off in 20 minutes. As it turns out it really wasn’t difficult, just a bit time consuming.  But what a reward! A creamy, delicious and comforting dish bursting with colour and flavour.