Category: Dessert

  • Make your own maple syrup

    Make your own maple syrup

    Maple syrup is the quintessential Canadian treat. Did you know you can make it yourself? With some maple trees, the right weather and a little work you can collect and turn maple tree sap into the perfect pancake topper. And this is not just a northern or eastern Canada activity. On Vancouver Island there is […]

  • Speltmeal Chia Coconut Cookies

    Speltmeal Chia Coconut Cookies

    Can cookies be healthy? Packed with “IT” health food ingredients—chia seeds, coconut oil and spelt flakes—these cookies look healthier than they taste. In other words they are scrumptious! The chia, pumpkin and sunflower seeds give the cookie a nice crunch, while the raisins, vanilla and brown sugar provide lots of “yummm”. I have tried a […]

  • Almond French Toast

    Almond French Toast

    I was making french toast this morning and realized I didn’t have any vanilla, my usual french toast flavour of choice. I remembered I had almond extract, as well as some sliced almonds leftover from last night’s salad, so decided to try something new. It was a big hit. The sliced almonds actually form a […]

  • Mostly raspberry (with a little blackberry) jam

    Mostly raspberry (with a little blackberry) jam

    I made 4 batches of jam this year. This is the first time I have made jam by myself – I used to help my mom make it when I was younger. It turned out to be easier than I thought, which is probably why I ended up making it so many times. The first […]