Recipe-in-Progress: Banana-Coconut Blueberry Muffins

Fresh blueberries are everywhere, and I cannot resist them. Truthfully, I can hardly resist any fresh fruit.  But let’s focus on blueberries right now.  I had not had a blueberry muffin in a very long time, and I was in the baking mood again.  As usual, I wanted a slightly healthier blueberry muffin (because who… Continue reading Recipe-in-Progress: Banana-Coconut Blueberry Muffins

Recipe-in-Progress: Honey-Yogurt Lemon Poppyseed Muffins

Sitting in the kitchen, staring at some lemons, too exhausted to do much else, I wondered what I should do with my day off.  Sleeping all day sounded good, but not very reasonable. Then I realized: I have 2 fresh lemons.  Why not make something special with them?  Even better, I also had poppy seeds,… Continue reading Recipe-in-Progress: Honey-Yogurt Lemon Poppyseed Muffins

Vanilla Chai Latte

I did not used to be a tea-drinker. I still do not drink tea very often, but I am working on that.  One of my favourite has become chai tea.  I had been working on finding the best tea (in tea bags) to buy, but then I thought: why not just make my own? I’ve… Continue reading Vanilla Chai Latte

[Accidentally] Toasted Pumpkin Bread

I should have known that things would not go as planned when I found the pumpkin puree had separated, and the solid portion had the intriguing texture of a sponge. Maybe canned pumpkin puree should not be frozen? Anyway, I thought the bread was ready after 45 minutes of baking, since the toothpick came out… Continue reading [Accidentally] Toasted Pumpkin Bread

An Attempt at Grilling: Salt and Vinegar Potatoes and Lemon-Basil Carrots and Orange Peppers

Hamburgers are wonderful. But they are not the only things that you can grill.  My family also grills hot dogs (which I hate) and occasionally bratwursts (which I love), but that is all.  This year, I decided we needed to branch out a little.  Being a little healthier also sounded like a good idea, since… Continue reading An Attempt at Grilling: Salt and Vinegar Potatoes and Lemon-Basil Carrots and Orange Peppers

Recipe in Progress: Homemade Rosemary Wheat Crackers

Why is it so exciting to make everyday items from scratch? I’m talking about things that people buy at the store without even thinking about it.  Bread.  Crackers.  Cereal and granola.  Hummus.  Salad dressing.  My guess is that people are so used to buying these items that they do not think about or maybe even… Continue reading Recipe in Progress: Homemade Rosemary Wheat Crackers

Recipe in Progress: Peach Souffle with Wild Raspberries

The idea of this recipe is perfect. After making lovely banana souffles, peach sounded like another great idea.  However, the result was not perfect.  I believe I know what changes I need to make for next time. Peel the peach.  I know, I know, most people probably would have done this in the first place,… Continue reading Recipe in Progress: Peach Souffle with Wild Raspberries