Monthly Archives: March 2018

The Stories behind Easter Eggs and the Easter Bunny

A few stories about the history behind the Easter egg and the Easter bunny to think about as you hunt for all those eggs and enjoy time with your family.         The term Easter gets its name … Continue reading

Daffodil Cake

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White and yellow batters combine to gives this chiffon type cake an inviting daffodil coloured look. It’s perfect for your spring entertaining or your family’s Easter celebrations. Thanks to Thrifty Foods for the recipe!   Ingredients   For the white … Continue reading

Magnolia Magic

A garden favorite that is just coming into bloom is the magnolia (Magnolia spp.). They put out a spectacular flower displays in early spring; followed by showy seedpods that look like they come from another planet. Their wonderful pink or … Continue reading

Gouda Macaroni

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Here’s a comfort food favorite with an adult twist – fresh Gouda cheese.               Ingredients 3 1/2 Tbsp. butter 2 1/4 cups macaroni 3 Tbsp. all-purpose flour 2 1/2 cups warm milk 225 grams … Continue reading

Kale the miracle vegetable; strikes again!

Lutein is a vitamin closely related to beta-carotene and vitamin A. In plants, Lutein controls light during the photosynthesis process. It’s found in high concentrations in leafy greens like kale, spinach, chard, and dandelion greens. (Interestingly, nasturtium flowers have a bonkers … Continue reading

Buttermilk Brined Pork Chops with Lemon Caper Sauce

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Here’s another great recipe from Lepp Farm Market. A versatile recipe that’s perfect for a sunny day or a cold, rainy spring day. For a tender moist chop, be sure not to skip the brining! You’ll want to do that … Continue reading

What’s Behind Daylight Saving Time?

Did you remember to move your clocks forward one hour this morning at 2:00 AM? We all suffer that loss of an hour’s sleep on Monday, but we all appreciate the long, bright summer evenings. Why did we ever start … Continue reading

Crocuses – early spring beauties

You may have spotted these spring beauties enjoying our spring sunshine the past few days. Just when it seems spring flowers will never arrive; out pop the crocuses. These delicate spring beauties are among the earliest spring flowers. They’re about … Continue reading

Sticky Chicken

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This is another wonderful recipe from Lepp Farm Market with a great introduction and tips from Charlotte Lepp. As our children were growing up, this recipe adapted from Better Baking was often my go-to dinner on a busy day. It’s a great make-ahead … Continue reading

Primulas – great spring beauties

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Primulas are another great spring beauty. These amazing bright flowers are wonderful on their own or planted in spring combination planters with other spring flowers like tulips and daffodils. The cheerful, happy flowers are found in a dazzling variety of … Continue reading

Twice Baked Potato with Egg on Top

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Here’s a great idea for breakfast or brunch that combines our love of baked potatoes with a nutritional boast of fresh eggs. You can spice it up with some fresh salsa if you prefer a hot start to your day. … Continue reading