Autumn Harvest Blackberry Crumble

This past August my husband and I went blackberry picking. My plan for the berries was to make my Blackberry Cordial with Brandy. We picked so many however that I ended up making 6 bottles of liqueur and still had 3 full bags of berries which I froze. I made this crumble as dessert for…

Red Wine Mushroom Stew (Vegan)

“Delicious Autumn! My very soul is wedded to it…” It’s 4:28pm and it’s already dark. Thick clouds creep slowly toward the city. There’s a storm forecasted for this evening and into tomorrow with high winds and heavy rain: Autumn on the Pacific Northwest Coast. Monday is the Winter Solstice. I celebrate each year with a…

Greek Lemon Orzo Soup (with Turkey)

“Soup is cozy.”― Adrienne Posey I’ve had a piece of turkey in the freezer wondering what to do with it. My Greek friend has told me many times about her Lemon and chicken soup but I’ve never gotten the recipe. I figured I’d make my own version tonight. I’ve never tried the “real” Greek soup so…

Cozy Autumn Vegetarian Pot Pie

“There is nothing better on a cold wintry day than a properly made pot pie.” It’s been very grey and rainy for the past two days. I find it hard to wake up in the morning when it’s so dark. Don’t get me wrong, I love this time of year on the coast; the mist carried…

Creamy White Wine And Mushroom Pasta

Snow fall warning for tonight. It’ still Fall but the air certainly had a frosty bite as I walked to the Village for dinner ingredients this afternoon. I hope you’re all keeping healthy both physically and mentally. I was feeling a little off today; I could feel stress arising in my chest. Thoughts of fleeing…

Udon Noodles in Home Made Broth (Vegan)

We love noodles at home especially when it’s cold outside. Savoury broth and soft noodles to slurp up is what this dish is about. Cooking from scratch is a norm in my kitchen and this broth is easy and filled with flavour. You Will Need: 2 teaspoons Coconut Oil 4 teaspoons Sesame Oil 1 medium onion , chopped…

Kitchen Witchery: Making Immune Boosting Fire Cider Tonic

“Every Home Should Have An Herbalist” Fire Cider is a tonic made with Apple Cider Vinegar and various roots, herbs and spices. It’s used in Herbology as a digestive aid but at this time of the year as the day’s get shorter and colder, I like to keep it handy for it’s potent immune boosting…

Cabin Lentil Stew on Coconut Mash (Vegan)

*Note: I wrote this blog 2 days before heading up to the cabin thinking I’d finish photographing and editing it when we got home. Sadly the trip was cancelled. I thought of re-writing the entire blog but decided against it. I defrosted half of the stew for dinner tonight and made the mash so that…

Teriyaki Eggplant On Steamed Japanese Rice (Vegan)

“Veganism is not a sacrifice. It is a joy.” Today I ventured far from my comfort zone with this recipe.  I’ve been wanting to incorporate new veggies into my vegan kitchen and Eggplant is one of those things I usually just pass in the produce isle. It’s not easy to find a lot of interesting…