The mighty Blueberry

An eternal American favorite, the diminutive blueberry is a little powerhouse of goodness (no wonder those grizzlies love them so). Multiple scientific studies have been done around the world on the various benefits of eating blueberries and all have concluded that if you add these tiny, yet potent little berries to your weekly diet (2-3…

Coconut Oil

Like many other foods – eggs and butter to name but two, – coconut oil has had a rather chequered past. Once castigated for its high saturated fat content, coconut oil has in recent years, been given a second life as a healthy fat. And while drinking it by the tablespoon still isn’t a great…

Cooking From Scratch

Cooking from scratch is one of the best changes you can make for your health. First of all you know exactly what’s going into your food – no preservatives, no added chemical colorings and artificial flavors, no unnecessary added sugar or salt. Now I’m not saying that you will be cooking without adding your own…

GingerBread

One of my favourite things about Christmas time is ginger bread, or anything with nutmeg in it! I have not made any for years though, so when I signed up to bake something as a thank you to the teaching staff at our son’s new school I figured I would give it a try. I…

Cookware choices

Does the cookware we use affect the taste and/or quality of our food? Undoubtedly, yes! Particularly when you think about the traditional cast iron ware. Not only does it change the taste slightly, (for the better, in my view) it also gives the food traces of actual iron – which is incredibly useful as iron…

Banana Bread day!

I make banana bread pretty much every week, mainly because my son loves to have a big chunk wrapped up with his lunch every day. Accordingly, I have tried and tested a whole gamut of recipes, but keep returning to this one. Click here for the recipe. It is on Simplyrecipes.com, which, if you haven’t…

Baking disaster

So, this is how my first cake for my son’s new school Fall Festival turned out:-( It tasted absolutely divine, and it had a whole bottle of maple syrup, 4 free range Olly eggs, Kerrygold butter and over a cup of walnuts in it. About $15 just in ingredients! Not to mention time….but alas, despite…