Cranberry Apple Chutney

With all of the baking and daily recipes (yes I’ve crafted most of my Tasting Peace Advent recipes on the fly each day), I’ve had to try to find time for other Christmas-related things. My Christmas dinner is in a couple of days so I thought I’d get a...

Herby Breadsticks

If you’re under 50 years old in North America, in this day and age, you’ve probably had your fair share of fast food. While those days are long behind me, it was a long transition period. You don’t go from pizza delivery to homemade chicken stock overnight. I would...

Chocolate Hazelnut Spread

I have made a twist on the favourite chocolatey spread before with maple syrup and walnuts, but I thought I’d do the traditional hazelnut. Thinking that the recipe would be somewhat similar, I proceeded. Because hazelnuts have a slightly different oil content than walnuts, it required some minor adjustments,...

Oat Milk

Anyone who’s been in a cafe of any kind for coffee invariably hears the phrase “Do you have soy milk or almond milk?” For one reason or another people are veering away from cow’s milk: veganism, lactose problems, etc. Whatever the reason, the rise of these milk variations have...

Coffee Ketchup

Besides the myriad of great cafés where I live, I order my beans from a coffee roaster a few hours to the south of me, Roast Coffee and Tea. The roaster/owner Nez Hewitt is a kind, beautiful person who started in one of the farmer’s markets in Calgary. She...

3 Cheese Ravioli

it’s been very dry where I live. And when I subsist on a largely hyper-local diet, I have a closer connection to the farmers and ranchers who grow and raise my food. The most tangible evidence of dryness is working with the local heritage wheat flour. It is normally...

Sweet Chilli Sauce

Save Print Sweet Chilli Sauce Recipe type: Condiment   Ingredients 4 cups tomato sauce ½ cup brown sugar ½ cup vinegar 1 tsp freshly grated nutmeg ½ tsp cardamom 1 fresh jalapeño pepper, with or without seeds depending on desired heat Instructions Place the tomato sauce, sugar, vinegar, nutmeg, cardamom...

Heritage Wheat Pasta

Save Print Heritage Wheat Pasta Recipe type: Pasta   While modern wheat has been getting demonized for its digestibility issues, and rightly so, some of the older varieties of wheat are starting to come back into favour. A local farmer grows a few of these heritage varieties and they make...

Sweet Pepper Marinara Sauce

Save Print Sweet Pepper Marinara Sauce Recipe type: Pasta   Ingredients 2 tsp oil 2 medium onions, peeled and chopped 4 stalks celery, trimmed and chopped 4 medium carrots, peeled and chopped 3 sweet bell peppers, stem and seeds removed, chopped 156mL/5.5 oz tomato paste 796mL/28 fl oz canned whole...

Sweet Cucumber Relish

Save Print Sweet Cucumber Relish Recipe type: Condiments   Ingredients For the Relish: 8 cups/2L cucumbers, peeled, seeded and diced (I diced mine rather chunky, around ½ cm or ¼") 2 cups/500mL chopped onion 6 bell peppers (use different colours for visual appeal), stem and seeds removed, chopped 2 Tbsp...