Eggless Gnocchi

Good morning everyone, This evening, we're going to have some gnocchi with asparagus and a little butter sauce.  I used to be afraid of gnocchi, like I am afraid of pierogi and making my own phyllo.  Not any more.  There are tricks to making the gnocchi light and airy rather than dense and starchy and … Continue reading Eggless Gnocchi


Dark Rye Sourdough

Good morning, Last week we made sourdough starter, so this week we couldn't wait to make some delicious, fresh homemade bread with it.  Nothing fills your kitchen with the smells of comfort and home like bread baking... yummy. The bread appears light coloured, though we use a dark rye flour.  To make a dark bread … Continue reading Dark Rye Sourdough

Vegetarian Pie Crust – Version 1

Good morning everyone, Last week I published a vegan pie crust recipe that uses coconut oil.  I was not as satisfied with it as I am with my usual pie dough, made with butter, light and flaky. This version of vegetarian pie crust is light, not quite as flaky as the one I use most … Continue reading Vegetarian Pie Crust – Version 1

Apple Berry Turnovers

Good morning, We just made some lovely old-fashioned puff pastry.  What do you do when you have fresh puff pastry?  Anything you like, really but we chose to make apple berry turnovers.  So simply, so delicious, such an awesome treat! Apple Berry Turnovers 1 recipe of old-fashioned puff pastry 2 cups apples, peeled, cored … Continue reading Apple Berry Turnovers

Apple Hand Pies

Good morning, Here is the apple hand pie recipe that we've used this week to thank some awesome neighbours for helping us with some very heavy but badly needed work on our driveway.  We are truly blessed with terrific neighbours on both sides of us and I can't think of any better way to say … Continue reading Apple Hand Pies

Oma’s Woodsman’s Pie (Shepherd’s Pie Improved)

Good morning everyone, We're making "Shepherd's Pie" ... no.  Wait.  Traditional Shepherd's Pie is made from mutton or lamb (hence the title) so that will never do.  Since becoming a vegetarian, I've had to convert many of my previous favourites into vegetarian dishes, including my much loved Shepherd's Pie. I have tried to use commercial … Continue reading Oma’s Woodsman’s Pie (Shepherd’s Pie Improved)

Basil and Onion Pasta Sauce

Good morning everyone and Happy Mother's Day! At our home, we enjoy pasta once or twice a week.  The pasta sauce we use always depends on what's available at the market that week.  This week it was fresh, beautiful basil, which is one of my favourite things. This sauce really highlights the taste of the basil … Continue reading Basil and Onion Pasta Sauce