Scape Soup

Start savouring the taste of summer and the early crops from garden or market.

Maple Tea Cake

catherine yronwode is a woman I admire for her encyclopaedic knowledge, her business acumen, her magical skill and her absolutely fabulous honey cake.  It’s rich, moist, filled with spices and sweetness and if you want the recipe it can be found in the Hoodoo Food cookbook. Now given I can never leave well enough alone,…

Shortcut Curry

While it’s nice to spend the day chopping, sautéing and simmering – sometimes you just want dinner on the table quickly and easily. But you don’t want it to taste like tin can beans and tomato sauce… Shortcut curry it is. While there are dozens of variations on the theme, this one works by jazzing…

Basic Pea and Veggie Soup with Variations to Try

Everybody needs a basic vegetable soup recipe that’s quick, easy and empties the fridge of what’s hanging out and starting to look stupid; this is mine. Bonus: it makes tons of soup (think 20 cups or more) so there’s lots left to reheat during the week or freeze for later.  Second bonus: the turmeric makes…

Awesome Indian-Style Veggies and Grains

As so often happens, the recipe I ended up making was nothing like the one I’d initially planned on.  For starters there isn’t even any pineapple in it and the point of the exercise when I began was to use some of the pineapple that’s ready on the kitchen counter.  But it’s a good thing…