Mochi Masterpiece by Miriam G. (Recipe)

Ingredients 1/2 cup of milk 3 small scoops vanilla ice cream 3 vanilla mochi cut into 4ths 1/4 pint of heavy cream 2 tsp granulated sugar Directions Blend ingredients together. Place blended ingredients in the freezer while you make the whipped cream. Put heavy cream in a bowl with the granulated sugar. Whip until just…

Kugel & Cards: Vacation

On vacation, I try to be on vacation.  I always give my husband the stink eye when he’s checking email on his phone. If he tells me he has a quick conference call I can feel my hear drop like an old elevator in my chest but I smile and shrug.  He’s gotten much better…

Simple Blood Orange and Avocado Salad (Recipe)

This week I learned a new term for something I’ve been doing for years. To supreme. It is how you cut the orange for this recipe. You remove the peel by cutting the top and bottom of the orange flat then gliding the knife from top to bottom all around until peeled. Then you slice…

Starting Simple – Green Smoothie (Recipe)

It is a new year and my fridge is somewhere between bare and simply stocked with the basics. It is winter so a bowl of citrus is sitting in the kitchen counter for my favourite winter indulgence: Fresh squeezed orange juice. Ingredients: 2 juice oranges a handful of blueberries a handful of baby kale Blend…

Pumpkin Pie Green Smoothie (Recipe)

Ingredients 1-1/2 slices of butternut or other orange squash. About 3/4 cup 1/2 inch cubes. 1 packet of flax meal (2TBSP) 3/4 cup plain yoghurt 1 cup of baby spinach 1TBSP Honey 1 allspice berry or 1/8 tsp. 1 tsp. cinnamon a pinch nutmeg This is a very earthy pumpkin pie smoothie. If you want…

Not Just a Cookie Cutter Halloween Appetizer: Food Network’s Ghostini’s

If you are on Pinterest you know that this month there is everything from Halloween Bento boxes being sent to school with kiddos, fun Halloween cocktails for grown ups to enjoy while others indulge in their favorite childhood candies.  Every food channel, magazine, local restaurant and bakery is celebrating the flavours of the season as…

Apple Cider Vinaigrette (Recipe)

Ingredients Makes enough dressing for one well dressed or two ‘how I like it dressed’ large salads. I don’t like lightly dressed but not coated in dressing either. a clove of garlic a spoonful of Dijon mustard 2 TBSP of olive oil 1 TBSP of cider vinegar fresh thyme if you have it a pinch…

Yom Kippur Smoothie: A treat to sip all day

As you may know, I’ve been on a bit of a green smoothie kick.  I think with back to school, back to work, and back to life as we knew it in general smoothies just work.  There is a lot of pressure on this holiest day of the year to start it off right and…

Olive ya a lot: Ginger Peach Smoothie (Recipe )

Today’s green smoothie is on the olive side of the green spectrum. It is a ginger peach smoothie made with fresh orange juice instead of a vitamin c packet as I had a few leftover in the fridge. It has Vermont spinach from my Farmer’s To You order, a local peach and nectarine, a knob…

Feeling Peachy: Smoothie Recipe

Today I am feeling peachy keen. I am in Fall cleaning mode and clearing out the house of clutter and junk. This morning I am also planning steps to continue the path I am traveling with my Planetshoes Sole Sisters towards getting #fit4fall and at some point I’m hoping #fitforever. On the menu this morning…

Peach Sangria with Bourbon

It’s peach season! There is no reason to wait for fall and apple picking time to head to the orchards. Whether you pick your own, head to the farmer’s market or stop in at Russo’s or Wilson Farm, keep a few of those juicy fuzzy balls (yes I totally just wrote that!) for a luscious…

5 Ways To Upgrade Leftovers: Season to grownup taste

Leftovers used to be something I dreaded as a child because my brilliant mother would whip it up into what she called cottleston pie. I am certain it was in fact delicious, but as a child who liked flavours and textures totally separate, there was no way I ‘d even let myself enjoy any bite…