Gluten Free Banana Coconut Cookies

This is a simple and quick healthy snack made without flour, refined sugar or eggs. If you don’t like coconut try the simpler Banana Oatmeal Cookie recipe. You can make this recipe with a fork and hand mix, or use a mixer. Ingredients: 2 ripe bananas, mashed 2 cups unsweetened coconut  1/3 cup quick oats… Read more »

Gluten Free Banana Oatmeal Cookies

Banana oatmeal and banana coconut cookies

Simple ingredients, no flour, no eggs, no sugar.  Tasted like a banana muffin in cookie form.  If you like coconut, try the Banana Coconut Cookies. You can mash the bananas with a fork and mix this entirely by hand. I used my mixer just to make things faster and easier. Ingredients: 2 ripe bananas, mashed… Read more »

Rhubarb Muffins

rhubarb patch

Rhubarb is the first produce we see out of our garden every year. Maybe that’s why I look forward to it so much and love almost everything baked with rhubarb. This is a muffin recipe my kids just love and they are happy to take one in their lunch every day for the couple weeks I… Read more »

Rich and Tangy Rhubarb Sauce

Do you like your’s hot or cold? Sweet or tart? Whatever the choice, there is nothing better than fresh made rhubarb sauce. Here is our recipe, made with brown sugar in place of some of the white sugar for a slightly richer flavour. Ingredients 8 cups chopped rhubarb (1 inch in size) 1/2 granulated sugar… Read more »

Rhubarb Crème Brûlée is Oh So Easy

Given what they charge for crème brûlée in restaurants I always thought it was hard to make. Then I discovered this recipe for rhubarb crème brûlée in a Foodland Ontario flyer provided by one of our local farm stands and was so surprised at how easy it was. It turned out so well, we made it twice in… Read more »

Kale Chips

It’s early July and the kale in our garden is growing like gangbusters.  After reading several recipes on the internet, I decided to try and make my own kale chips.  While they won’t replace potato chips (especially for my kids) I really liked the slightly nutty flavour and the crunch followed by chewy texture.  The… Read more »

Spiced Apple Crumb Pie

A crumb topping makes a delicious change for this spicy apple pie. The cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves are quite noticeable in this recipe. If you do not really love cinnamon, I would recommend reducing the spices by up to one half. INGREDIENTS 1/2 cup unbleached flour 1/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar 1 teaspoon ground… Read more »

Cinnamon-Swirl Bread

“A cinnamon-crunch streusel on the inside makes every bite tasty. I think next time I will try switching the oil for melted butter to give it a bit of a richer flavour.” INGREDIENTS 1 1/3 cups sugar 1/2 cup finely chopped toasted pecans 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 2 cups flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2… Read more »

Stove Top Rice Pudding

“A creamy stove top rice pudding I remember fondly as a kid, raisins and all!” INGREDIENTS 1 1/2 cups rice, cooked 1 quart milk 1 cup sugar 1 egg 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 1/2 teaspoons butter 1 cup raisins DIRECTIONS Cook rice and set aside. Melt butter in pan. Add raisins and coat in butter.… Read more »

Walnut Cranberry Whiskey Tart

“Tangy, sweet and rich. A small piece will do. It is also a bright and colourful pie which looks great for holiday entertaining. ” INGREDIENTS 1 pie crust 3 eggs, slightly beaten 2/3 cup sugar 3/4 cup corn syrup 1/4 cup bourbon whiskey 1 1/2 cups chopped walnuts 3/4 cup coarsely chopped fresh cranberries 1/2… Read more »