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
I like a recipe that's low-maintenance - ie that I can abandon early on, and go do laundry, work at the computer, talk on the phone and generally be distracted, without risking burning my house down or ruining the entire project... Hence, my new favourite find: Maple Baked Beans from Whistler chef, Karen Kay. Her … Continue reading Recipe: Maple Baked Beans
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!
. 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!
I love soup! I love that it can be made with so many flavours and textures (think smooth tomato, chunky leek and potato or filling chicken noodle) and that it can be served chilled or warm, or even as either a starter or dessert! I love that, with a hunk of fresh crusty bread, it is … Continue reading Recipe of the Week: Acorn Squash and Sweet Potato Soup
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)
I'm not sure if you're like me, but the first time I was introduced to a Spaghetti Squash in my veggie box I had no idea what to do with it! Therefore, I treated it the same as I would have done a Butternut Squash, by simply roasting it and adding it to soups. Well, given … Continue reading Recipe of the Week: Spaghetti Squash Gratin
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
No, the "sin" doesn't mean it's decadent, although, a vegetarian version of Chili Con Carne, that features 4 of my fave winter things (chili, chocolate, wine and coffee) should rank right up there. Thanks to Dawn Johnson from Stewardship Pemberton for this contribution to our One Pot Winter Warmers recipe collection. by Dawn Johnson VEGAN … Continue reading Recipe of the Week: Chili sin carne
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