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…

Air Fryers

With Thanksgiving and Christmas now upon us, we all need to try to eat as healthily as possible. The US diet generally involves a fair amount of fried foods and baked goods in various forms and this season is prolific for both. One solution that allows us to continue to eat these foods while cutting…

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…

Cooking from scratch

You can see that I am fairly passionate about what kind of food we eat. Not solely because I like to have control over what we are actually eating and to try and ensure that it is as healthy as possible, but also to avoid all the nasty add-ons that pre-prepared foods have in them…

I know it’s a little early, but I just love Christmas…

Christmas is a time for giving so I am giving to you one of my favorite seasonal recipes – Florentines! I quote from the recipe’s author, Delia Smith, a fabulous English baker, chef and cookbook author: “If there was such a thing as a prize for the very best biscuit in the world, one bite…

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…

Horse treats, aka worming paste disguise!

To get this guy to take his worming paste can be a long drawn out battle of wills, which I always win in the end, but gosh, it can take a while. He’s not nasty about it, he just doesn’t like the taste (regular -yuck! Or apple, which he’s also not keen on). I do…

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…