Category Archives: Miscellaneous

Homemade Chili Powder

Raid your spice cupboard and quickly stir up this flavourful homemade chili powder. Ten ingredients that make a rich and complex mix. You won’t want to buy the commercially-made stuff again. (Skip straight to recipe) Chili powder seems to be … Continue reading

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Okay, so Now I’ve Eaten Grasshoppers

Crispy, salty, toasted grasshoppers actually add a nice crunch to a cheesy quesadilla. (Never though I’d say that!) Yup, and they were actually quite tasty. When my friend Christine said she and her husband Gilbert had brought some grasshoppers back from Mexico and … Continue reading

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The Mighty Mushroom Hunters (and Some Giant Puffball Recipes)

Giant puffballs make some mighty fine eating! If you’re lucky enough to find one in a field or forest’s edge, try whipping up a few of these delicious puffball recipes. This has been the autumn of puffballs in our house. … Continue reading

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My Favourite Gluten Free Flour Mix

This basic all-purpose gluten free flour mix works great in baking! Gluten free baking sucks. Well, that’s what I used to say. But in the five years since I first had to start baking without wheat flour, I’ve learned a … Continue reading

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Cooking with Kids: Homemade Sprinkles and a Birthday Party

It’s easy to make funky little homemade sprinkles to brighten up a bowl of ice cream or birthday cakes, doughnuts, cookies – whatever needs a hit of flavour, colour, and crunch. Cooking with Meredith It was birthday party time – … Continue reading

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Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice Mix

It’s so easy to stir together a few spices to make homemade pumpkin pie spice mix; convenient to use and always fresh. At this time of year I’m making all kinds of warm and comforting fall dishes, lots of them … Continue reading

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How To Make Homemade Deodorant – Simple, Natural and Effective

Make your own all-natural, homemade deodorant with ingredients from your kitchen – it’s quick to make, works like a charm, and you never need to use a chemical-laden commercial concoction again! Today we’re going to talk about something that’s easy … Continue reading

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Cooking With Kids: Homemade Gluten Free Playdough

Colourful, homemade, no-cook, gluten free playdough is a fun project to make with kids! Get the recipe here. Cooking with Amelia and Lincoln Making playdough with kids is almost as much fun as playing with it. Meet my two partners-in-crime … Continue reading

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Homemade Ear Drops – a Simple and Effective Earache Remedy

Quickly make homemade ear drops for relief of common ear infections. The phone rings. I pick it up.      “Mom?”      “What is it, love?”      “Are you coming into the city soon?”      “I could. Why?”      “I’ve got … Continue reading

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Have You Done Your Christmas Baking Yet?

Christmas baking is in full swing around here – though the swing is a little smaller than it used to be. We don’t seem to eat as much baking any more, but we do like to have a few sweets … Continue reading

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