Monthly Archives: February 2012

Pear Sorbet in Gingersnap Cups

makes about 8 small desserts Ingredients 2 cups finely ground gingersnap crumbs 3 tablespoons butter, melted 4 pears, peeled, cored, and sliced, plus one additional pear for garnish 1/4 cup sugar 1/2 cup water 1/8 tsp. ground cardamom strips of … Continue reading

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How Do I Make Roasted Caulifower Soup?

. . . and why should I roast the cauliflower first? Does it really make a difference? That’s what I asked myself. Did I really need to take the extra time to roast it first? It’s all going to be … Continue reading

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Laura’s Granola

The sky is the limit with this one. Use whatever combinations of grains, seeds, nuts, or dried fruit you like. This one is Laura’s specialty. Mix together 5 cups rolled oats 1 cup chopped walnuts 1/2 cup sunflower seeds 1/2 … Continue reading

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Quinoa Cucumber Mint Salad

Serves 4-6 1 1/2 cups water 3/4 cup quinoa 1 long English cucumber, diced 1/2 cup finely chopped red onion 1/4 cup chopped fresh mint 1 clove minced fresh garlic 3 tbsp fresh squeezed lemon juice 1/4 cup olive oil … Continue reading

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Creamy Tomato Soup with Basil

A new favourite. I have adapted this from the Tomato Cream recipe in the Rebar cookbook. This makes enough for 10-12 servings. 6 cups organic vegetable stock 2 tbsp. olive oil 1 yellow onion, diced 2 tsp. salt 6 garlic … Continue reading

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Raspberry Mint Parfait Shot Glass Dessert

This is a quick and easy dessert that looks impressive. Make this Raspberry Mint Sauce with Balsamic Vinegar, pop it in the freezer and have it on hand for unexpected guests or for a quick dessert. I can think of … Continue reading

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Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble

So . . . what’s the difference between a crisp and a crumble? I wasn’t sure so, of course, I googled it and found this site. It seems that a crisp is richer, more crunchy, and originated in the States, … Continue reading

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Simple Lemon Dessert Sauce

Organic lemons were on sale this week, so it seemed like a good time to make some lemon sauce for the freezer. If I’m zesting citrus fruit, I’ll only use organic. Organic lemons may not look as pretty as their … Continue reading

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Butternut Squash Soup with Lemongrass

It’s too bad that we have to rely on words and photos to share a recipe because the smells emanating from this soup as it simmers are sublime. Lemongrass has such a subtle, almost polite aroma, but it adds a … Continue reading

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