An Ode to the Angels of Bread

There is something so beautiful and pure about homemade bread: The way butter melts on it -golden- when still warm from the oven. How it serves as the perfect vessel to be slathered with whatever spread you desire. How it sops up the too-good-to-leave-behind sauces at the bottom of your bowl. What it feels like…

The More Muffins the Merrier

Made a few heaps of healthy muffins. Froze them. Now I have a freezer-full of tasty treats to-go. Do you have any favourite muffin recipes? Share the muffin love with me, please! I prefer low-fat (using applesauce or oil instead of butter), wheat-free (I like using spelt, brown rice flour, almond meal, buckwheat) or vegan muffins…

Flowers in Winter

When days are dark and cold a few flowers go a long way in adding some bright. It doesn’t have to be fancy or expensive – a few simple stems or some locally grown Tulips (yes, tulips are here)! Amidst snow storms and sub-zero temperatures Vanco Farms’ Tulips have been growing  and now they’ve burst…

Portree Pilgrimage

From Skye to P.E.I. Check-out PEI History Guy’s Pilgrimage to Portree Source: PEI History Guy

Honey-Thyme Parsnips

Roast parsnips are one of my favourite winter side dishes. These fair organic beauties came from the Charlottetown Farmers’ Market. Naturally spicy and sweet, the unique flavour of parsnips is enhanced by a drizzle of olive oil, honey and a sprinkle of thyme, salt and pepper. Method: Heat oven to 200C/400F Peel or scrub parsnips Halve or…

Learn to Salsa

Learn to make salsa. It’s so easy and delicious! I’m not sure why I ever bought the pre-made stuff. Tomatoes are ripe and plentiful – it is the perfect time of year to make salsa. So round up all those local tomatoes bursting with juicy flavour. I got a pint of the last harvest of golden blush tomatoes…

Potato & Herb Salad

There are a lot of damn good all-american potato salad recipes out there. I didn’t think there was need to mess with a classic… Until I tasted this potato salad… I call it Commonwealth style because it’s more English than American in flavour, and the potatoes are Canadian. Here’s the recipe, inspired by the July issue…

New Potatoes

Potatoes, for good and for worse, are synonymous with Prince Edward Island. Blight might plague potatoes, but P.E.I. is plagued by industrial potato farming and its abhorrent pesticide use. Let’s, for now, push that nightmare to the back of our minds, so we can revel in pure potato bliss – there is nothing quite like…

Home is where the Islands are

I was born and raised on an island. Being from an island is an integral part of my identity. If you’re from an island you know what I mean. As much as I love my island, or sometimes,  as much as I love to hate it, I love to leave it. I love catching the…