Recipe of the Week: Rhubarb Chutney and Rhubarb, Stem Ginger and Cinnamon Fool

Rhubarb, for me, brings back memories of rhubarb and custard, or rather a 1970s BBC animated cartoon that I watched avidly as a child (showing my age now!) - "Roobarb and Custard"! Why was I suddenly reminded of this old cartoon? The sight of fresh BC grown rhubarb in the grocery store which is now in … Continue reading Recipe of the Week: Rhubarb Chutney and Rhubarb, Stem Ginger and Cinnamon Fool

Recipe of the Week: Anything with Maple Syrup in it!

Who knew that Maple Syrup had a season? Well this new Canadian passport holder didn't! And I'm surprised I passed the Citizenship test without knowing that vital piece of information! My saving grace, I guess, is that I just love the stuff - particularly smothered over fluffy pancakes. The maple syrup season usually starts in … Continue reading Recipe of the Week: Anything with Maple Syrup in it!

Make Healthier Choices – Virtual Grocery Store!

. The Shopping Sense tool – found at http://www.shoppingsensebc.ca  – is a new addition to the Healthy Families BC website. The site provides an experience that mirrors an in-store, dietitian-led tour, helping families plan meals, prepare budgets and develop safe food-handling practices. “We can’t underestimate the importance of healthy eating,” said Melodie Yong, registered dietitian … Continue reading Make Healthier Choices – Virtual Grocery Store!

Recipe of the Week: Buffalo Chili (because the things we do with ducks are classified)

Gary and I recently popped into the The Pony on a Thursday for the locals pizza and beer night and were very excited to see a selection of specialty meats from Two Rivers Meats of Vancouver in the refrigerator. Two Rivers believe that people should know where their food is coming from, and that it was produced ethically and … Continue reading Recipe of the Week: Buffalo Chili (because the things we do with ducks are classified)

Discover Collard! A new recipe from a new contributor, nutrionist Geneviève Blanchet

Tired of turkey? Feeling a post-Christmas energy lull? Collard greens might be the solution! The Wellness Almanac is excited to welcome, Geneviève Blanchet, a Registered Holistic Nutritionist, and recent arrival in Pemberton, as a regular contributor to our site. She blends Asian tradition and modern western nutritional science with the wisdom of healing herbs. She is … Continue reading Discover Collard! A new recipe from a new contributor, nutrionist Geneviève Blanchet

Recipe of the Week: Oregano Brussels Sprouts and Pumpkin Cheesecake

We moved to Canada from the UK 5 years ago and so Thanksgiving is still fairly new to us. In order to make the Thanksgiving meal different from the traditional roast turkey dinner we have on Christmas Day we have changed some of the vegetable dishes and now have mashed potatoes instead of roasted potatoes … Continue reading Recipe of the Week: Oregano Brussels Sprouts and Pumpkin Cheesecake