Hummus

Hummus

The existence of hummus is yet another example of the seemingly endless usefulness (and deliciousness) of chickpeas. I feel the same way about hummus as I do about falafel; they are both so rich, satisfying and flavourful, it’s hard to believe they are also so nutritious. 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 a bit 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

Falafel with Arugula

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