roasted pumpkin lasagna

Autumn is definitely descending, and here in Stockholm it’s happening more rapidly than I’m accustomed to. There is definitely none of the lingering Indian Summer that can happen on the West Coast of BC. We’re losing daylight quickly, and I know the payback for all of those long summer days is just around the corner…. 

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molasses bran muffins with figs

If these molasses bran muffins look like they’re not much of a departure from The Muffin That Started It All, they’re not. At first I thought I wouldn’t bother posting this recipe because it is so very similar to the original muffin recipe. But here’s the thing; not everyone is going to think of every… 

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smoked tofu gyoza

I’ve been holding off on posting this recipe, a little fearful that I’d lose those of you who have been faithfully making each and every thing I’ve posted over the last 14 weeks with something scary and laborious sounding like home made gyoza. Don’t be afraid! A home made dumpling like these tasty smoked tofu gyoza… 

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maple walnut oatmeal raisin cookies

You know how sometimes you go through life knowing that something exists but never bothering to try it out? You’re all going about your business thinking that your life is complete, and then something happens and you try that thing and you realize how horribly horribly wrong you have been? You know? Well that happened… 

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the sandwich system

It’s back to school or back to work for may of you. For me it’s nearly the end of the blitz of work I’ve been doing, and September 7th brings the beginning of a new semester; the fourth of five without a break, and six new distance education courses. Here we go! Work or school,… 

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BC summer muffins

The weather in Vancouver is looking like it’s going to be pretty crummy this weekend, which is a perfect opportunity to spend some quality time in the kitchen and do a little baking. The farmers markets are still dripping with fresh local fruit and berries, and these muffins highlight both. Sometimes a new recipe works… 

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haloumi sandwich for Jenn P.

  There are three things you should know about my friend Jenn P. One; she is pure evil. And licensed to carry a fire arm, so don’t get in her way. Two; she effing loves haloumi. Three; she’s one of the main reasons I finally got this blog up and running. I’ve been holding off… 

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trant road blackberries, two ways

I’ve always been a firm believer in dessert. Always. Even during my Weight Watchers days I believed that planned indulgences helped to keep me on track the rest of the time, and I never, ever, counted points on weekends.  The meaning of indulgence has certainly changed for me over the years, and it really doesn’t… 

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banana spelt weekend muffins

Like all of my muffins, these are nutrient rich, low in added fat, low sugar, and high fiber. I call this a weekend muffin because the addition of some coarsely chopped good quality dark chocolate and walnuts tips the scales ever so slightly towards being a treat. Also, because I made a small batch for a… 

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the muffin that started it all

*This* is the muffin that started it all.  I’ve baked things as long as I can remember, but I got serious about muffins in the early days of my courtship with my now husband, Paul.  I discovered he was paying $1.25 each and every day for a chocolate chip banana muffin from one of the… 

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