Chewy Chocolate Nutty Balls

Not the greatest name, I know (and Shane said they’re not the greatest looking either)…but these things taste like a caramelly, nutty chocolate bar without all the refined sugar and other undesirables. Continue Reading

Whole Grain Sourdough Einkorn Bread

Whole Grain Sourdough Einkorn Bread

My sourdough bread experiment has come to fruition tonight with my first-ever einkorn sourdough loaf! The whole process of creating the sourdough starter was quite fascinating, and also pretty fun. At first I thought my starter was going funky because it bubbled up like crazy the first two days, and smelled kind of like old… Continue Reading

Elk Cove Vineyards

Elk Cove Vineyards

This afternoon, Shane attended a business meeting at the Elk Cove Vineyards through the company he works for (the vineyard is one of the company’s clients). The vineyard is located about one hour away from Portland in picturesque rolling countryside. Continue Reading

Lunch idea – Falafel with Arugula

Lunch idea – Falafel with Arugula

My introduction to falafel was during my time in Ottawa many years ago. I worked in a clothing store for a while, and one day one of the girls I worked with suggested we stop at a Lebanese falafel food truck for lunch.  I had no idea what a treat I was in for; I… Continue Reading

Wildflowers in the City

Wildflowers in the City

There aren’t many places where dogs can run free off-leash here in the city, but Emmy and I discovered a small space between a nearby park and the railway tracks that’s somewhat out of view. It’s on a steep incline, and full of weeds, so I don’t think anyone minds that we are running free… Continue Reading

Gluten-Free Yorkshire Pudding

Gluten-Free Yorkshire Pudding

Yorkshire Pudding has always been one of my favourite foods…but not exactly the healthiest when made with all purpose wheat flour. Since I’ve been trying to eat less of that sort of thing, I’ve been trying to think of what I can have instead of sandwiches for lunches and bread with supper. I was trying… Continue Reading

Fresh Strawberry Tarts with Pastry Cream

Fresh Strawberry Tarts with Pastry Cream

Today after our lunch of chicken noodle soup, we were craving a sweet snack to go with our tea, so I thought I’d try using a simple pastry cream with the French pastry tart shells, topped with the last of the summer strawberries. The result was a light, delicious treat; it’s hard to beat the… Continue Reading