This spring I find myself gravitating to all things rose. When it comes to baking and beverages, I use rosewater. As a word to the wise, it's very potent and I have found that a little bit goes a long way; I don't know about you, but I am not a fan of feeling like I am eating perfume! Rosewater is a lovely addition to homemade lemonade, if I am making a big pitcher I usually add about 1 tsp of rosewater or orange blossom water to jazz it up a bit. This compote makes excellent use of fresh spring produce, like rhubarb and strawberries, but you can mix the fruit around, to fit the season you are in. I haven't tried it yet, but I suspect a blueberry maple version of this recipe would be lovely, with orange blossom water, instead of rosewater. I found my rosewater in a…
I have managed to go most of my life without a coffee addiction. I made it through high school, university and full time work mostly unscathed, aside from a few mild flirtations.
We first tried the awesomeness known as Ajvar when we were in Ottawa a few months back. We were visiting the Ottawa farmer’s market with our kids when we happened upon a Macedonian festival at a nearby pavilion.
Turmeric is a pretty amazing little root. It's bright yellow colour (orange, if you are using a fresh root) is indicative of curcumin, the compound contained in turmeric which contains pretty incredible cancer fighting and anti-inflammatory benefits.
Back in my university days I remember popping into a cafe on the University of Toronto campus to pick up a quick and filling lunch. They frequently served Italian Wedding Soup, which I was a big fan of. There was something about the little balls of chewy pasta, paired with greens and meat balls that was satisfying from both a textural and flavour perspective.
I am a long time fan of Caribbean food, especially roti filled with a delicious combination of curried chickpeas and potato.
My love affair with kimchi dates back almost 15 years, when my husband and I spent a year teaching english in Korea and fell in love with this fermented side dish.
I cringe when I think of all of the years I spent using conventional pads and tampons. When we began making lifestyle shifts to embrace a healthier way of being, I started to research the ingredient lists of all of the products we were using, and I was often horrified at what I found.
The issue of hair removal for women is a touchy issue. Men have it easy, they can choose to grow facial hair, or not. They can choose to get manscaping done, but it is by no means a requirement. Having more hair does not make a man less masculine, in fact the opposite is true.
I love oatmeal in the morning, whether it is warm in the winter or prepared as an overnight oat or quick oat variation in warmer weather. I love to mix up the ingredients I use, whether it's chocolate & chaga, blueberry and lemon, or in this case, Strawberry Shortcake! I love oatmeal in the morning, whether it is warm in the winter or prepared as an overnight oat or quick oat variation in warmer weather. I love to mix up the ingredients I use, whether it's chocolate & chaga, blueberry and lemon, or in this case, Strawberry Shortcake!