curried potato chickpea patties

Personally, I think November can be a real jerk of a month. I do love early autumn, with the crispness in the air and the leaves turning colour, even the leaves falling and the slightly bittersweet melancholy atmosphere. But there’s not all that much I like about November. The weather is bleak and cold, the… 

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roasted pumpkin and kale frittata

I secretly challenged myself to posting only pumpkin recipes for the entire month of October. Pretty cliche,  I know, but I’ve had fun with it and I hope you have too. For those of you who now have (or plan to soon have) a freezer full of pumpkin puree, fear not, I’ll continue to post recipes that will… 

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how to process a pumpkin

Chances are pretty good that you’re in possession of a pumpkin right now, and if you’re not, you probably plan to be shortly. Maybe you’ve already strapped on your gumboots and been out to your local pumpkin patch, or maybe you’ve picked up a pumpkin or two at your favourite farmer’s market. Consider this less… 

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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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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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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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