lemon summer squash soup

This soup is, quite simply, a big bowl of happy! It’s colour is happy (that would be  yellow) thanks to lots of diced up summer squash, it’s flavour is happy (that would be lemon) and it’s aroma is happy (that would be the onion, garlic and turmeric), very, very happy! And if you don’t have the yellow squash, use zucchini, they are siblings afterall – and it’ll make you just as happy. Or use a combo – the flecks of green break up the yellow.

lemon summer squash soup feature 3

This is a perfect summer soup but feel free to make it anytime, especially when it’s dark at 3 – it brings on a little summer sunshine. It’s soooo yellow thanks to a generous dose of turmeric and soooo lemony thanks to well, the lemons, and lots of them. FYI, the flavor of lemon comes from the rind and the puckerability comes from the juice, so be sure to include both. Everyone’s puck-o-meter varies, so taste and add as much lemon juice as you like to get that lip-smack we all long for from lemons.

corn on the cob with garlic & lime

corn roasted in a pan with citrus

Corn and the cob can be enjoyed like it came hot off the grill, but didn’t! Thanks to a hot pan, you can roast it to caramelized perfection, as if it did. It sears up beautifully right on your stove-top, ready for whatever you’d like to throw at it.

black olives seared in lemon, garlic & herbs

black olives seared in olive oil feature

Canned black olives get a complete makeover with the simple addition of lemon, garlic and fresh herbs. And it doesn’t stop there – the whole load gets dumped into a ho pan to sear and caramelize, transforming the canned variety to rival the souped up ones from the deli.

popcorn with maple syrup & salt

popcorn/salty maple/feature

It doesn’t get any better than this! Popcorn, maple syrup, brown (and if you have it, maple) sugar, maple extract & salt. Talk about addictive. I make popcorn in the microwave using brown paper lunch bags, make the maple coating in a measuring cup, pour it over the popcorn, stir to coat and bake it…

chicken cooked whole in a crockpot

chicken whole in crock pot 18

Hands down, the easiest way to cook a whole chicken. Lose the is-it-done-yet fear factor for good, cause this’ll be the moistest, fall off the bone, cooked to perfection chicken you’ll ever produce.

zucchini bread with lemon zest & almonds

zucchini bread with lemon zest & almonds

Quick breads come together in no time, freeze beautifully and best of all – you can load ’em up with all sorts of powerhouse ingredients. Think carrots, zucchini, kale, squash, spinach – all sorts of vegetables can be hidden in a delicious quick bread packed with all things tasty– chocolate chips, dried fruit or toasted nuts.

black bean soup with pork & veggies

black bean soup/feature

If you’re not a black bean lover, what are you waiting for? And black bean soup is the perfect place to start to convert you for good! Throw in a ham hock and you’re in smoky hog heaven!

split pea soup with ham (or not)

split pea soup'/feature 2

Split pea soup is a classic, so simple to put together, is easy on the pocket book and couldn’t be a healthier dish to enjoy as is or load up with heartier fare to turn it into a complete meal!

spice blends ~ pumpkin apple pie

spice blend: apple pumpkin pie

After countless times of countless jars and countless spoons –  I’ve finally come to my spicy senses! Open 6 bottles once, make a blend, and enjoy the taste of pie whenever the mood strikes! Spice companies got smart, threw a few spices together, slapped on a label – and sat back thinking they found the…

eggs in pepper rings

eggs in pepper rings

Did you know that we all own a never-ending set of ring molds that take up absolutely no space in our gadgets-we-rarely-use drawer? I know, I know – I didn’t either – but we do! Meet Mr. Red Pepper, sliced into thick rounds, makes the perfect ring mold minus the fuss of oiling & washing…

lemon summer squash soup

This soup is, quite simply, a big bowl of happy! It’s colour is happy (that would be  yellow) thanks to lots of diced up summer squash, it’s flavour is happy (that would be lemon) and it’s aroma is happy (that would be the onion, garlic and turmeric), very, very happy! And if you don’t have the yellow squash, use zucchini, they are siblings afterall – and it’ll make you just as happy. Or use a combo – the flecks of green break up the yellow.

lemon summer squash soup feature 3

This is a perfect summer soup but feel free to make it anytime, especially when it’s dark at 3 – it brings on a little summer sunshine. It’s soooo yellow thanks to a generous dose of turmeric and soooo lemony thanks to well, the lemons, and lots of them. FYI, the flavor of lemon comes from the rind and the puckerability comes from the juice, so be sure to include both. Everyone’s puck-o-meter varies, so taste and add as much lemon juice as you like to get that lip-smack we all long for from lemons.

corn on the cob with garlic & lime

corn roasted in a pan with citrus

Corn and the cob can be enjoyed like it came hot off the grill, but didn’t! Thanks to a hot pan, you can roast it to caramelized perfection, as if it did. It sears up beautifully right on your stove-top, ready for whatever you’d like to throw at it.

black olives seared in lemon, garlic & herbs

black olives seared in olive oil feature

Canned black olives get a complete makeover with the simple addition of lemon, garlic and fresh herbs. And it doesn’t stop there – the whole load gets dumped into a ho pan to sear and caramelize, transforming the canned variety to rival the souped up ones from the deli.

popcorn with maple syrup & salt

popcorn/salty maple/feature

It doesn’t get any better than this! Popcorn, maple syrup, brown (and if you have it, maple) sugar, maple extract & salt. Talk about addictive. I make popcorn in the microwave using brown paper lunch bags, make the maple coating in a measuring cup, pour it over the popcorn, stir to coat and bake it…

chicken cooked whole in a crockpot

chicken whole in crock pot 18

Hands down, the easiest way to cook a whole chicken. Lose the is-it-done-yet fear factor for good, cause this’ll be the moistest, fall off the bone, cooked to perfection chicken you’ll ever produce.

zucchini bread with lemon zest & almonds

zucchini bread with lemon zest & almonds

Quick breads come together in no time, freeze beautifully and best of all – you can load ’em up with all sorts of powerhouse ingredients. Think carrots, zucchini, kale, squash, spinach – all sorts of vegetables can be hidden in a delicious quick bread packed with all things tasty– chocolate chips, dried fruit or toasted nuts.

black bean soup with pork & veggies

black bean soup/feature

If you’re not a black bean lover, what are you waiting for? And black bean soup is the perfect place to start to convert you for good! Throw in a ham hock and you’re in smoky hog heaven!

split pea soup with ham (or not)

split pea soup'/feature 2

Split pea soup is a classic, so simple to put together, is easy on the pocket book and couldn’t be a healthier dish to enjoy as is or load up with heartier fare to turn it into a complete meal!

spice blends ~ pumpkin apple pie

spice blend: apple pumpkin pie

After countless times of countless jars and countless spoons –  I’ve finally come to my spicy senses! Open 6 bottles once, make a blend, and enjoy the taste of pie whenever the mood strikes! Spice companies got smart, threw a few spices together, slapped on a label – and sat back thinking they found the…

eggs in pepper rings

eggs in pepper rings

Did you know that we all own a never-ending set of ring molds that take up absolutely no space in our gadgets-we-rarely-use drawer? I know, I know – I didn’t either – but we do! Meet Mr. Red Pepper, sliced into thick rounds, makes the perfect ring mold minus the fuss of oiling & washing…

lemon summer squash soup

This soup is, quite simply, a big bowl of happy! It’s colour is happy (that would be  yellow) thanks to lots of diced up summer squash, it’s flavour is happy (that would be lemon) and it’s aroma is happy (that would be the onion, garlic and turmeric), very, very happy! And if you don’t have the yellow squash, use zucchini, they are siblings afterall – and it’ll make you just as happy. Or use a combo – the flecks of green break up the yellow.

lemon summer squash soup feature 3

This is a perfect summer soup but feel free to make it anytime, especially when it’s dark at 3 – it brings on a little summer sunshine. It’s soooo yellow thanks to a generous dose of turmeric and soooo lemony thanks to well, the lemons, and lots of them. FYI, the flavor of lemon comes from the rind and the puckerability comes from the juice, so be sure to include both. Everyone’s puck-o-meter varies, so taste and add as much lemon juice as you like to get that lip-smack we all long for from lemons.

corn on the cob with garlic & lime

corn roasted in a pan with citrus

Corn and the cob can be enjoyed like it came hot off the grill, but didn’t! Thanks to a hot pan, you can roast it to caramelized perfection, as if it did. It sears up beautifully right on your stove-top, ready for whatever you’d like to throw at it.

black olives seared in lemon, garlic & herbs

black olives seared in olive oil feature

Canned black olives get a complete makeover with the simple addition of lemon, garlic and fresh herbs. And it doesn’t stop there – the whole load gets dumped into a ho pan to sear and caramelize, transforming the canned variety to rival the souped up ones from the deli.

popcorn with maple syrup & salt

popcorn/salty maple/feature

It doesn’t get any better than this! Popcorn, maple syrup, brown (and if you have it, maple) sugar, maple extract & salt. Talk about addictive. I make popcorn in the microwave using brown paper lunch bags, make the maple coating in a measuring cup, pour it over the popcorn, stir to coat and bake it…

chicken cooked whole in a crockpot

chicken whole in crock pot 18

Hands down, the easiest way to cook a whole chicken. Lose the is-it-done-yet fear factor for good, cause this’ll be the moistest, fall off the bone, cooked to perfection chicken you’ll ever produce.

zucchini bread with lemon zest & almonds

zucchini bread with lemon zest & almonds

Quick breads come together in no time, freeze beautifully and best of all – you can load ’em up with all sorts of powerhouse ingredients. Think carrots, zucchini, kale, squash, spinach – all sorts of vegetables can be hidden in a delicious quick bread packed with all things tasty– chocolate chips, dried fruit or toasted nuts.

black bean soup with pork & veggies

black bean soup/feature

If you’re not a black bean lover, what are you waiting for? And black bean soup is the perfect place to start to convert you for good! Throw in a ham hock and you’re in smoky hog heaven!

split pea soup with ham (or not)

split pea soup'/feature 2

Split pea soup is a classic, so simple to put together, is easy on the pocket book and couldn’t be a healthier dish to enjoy as is or load up with heartier fare to turn it into a complete meal!

spice blends ~ pumpkin apple pie

spice blend: apple pumpkin pie

After countless times of countless jars and countless spoons –  I’ve finally come to my spicy senses! Open 6 bottles once, make a blend, and enjoy the taste of pie whenever the mood strikes! Spice companies got smart, threw a few spices together, slapped on a label – and sat back thinking they found the…

eggs in pepper rings

eggs in pepper rings

Did you know that we all own a never-ending set of ring molds that take up absolutely no space in our gadgets-we-rarely-use drawer? I know, I know – I didn’t either – but we do! Meet Mr. Red Pepper, sliced into thick rounds, makes the perfect ring mold minus the fuss of oiling & washing…

lemon summer squash soup

This soup is, quite simply, a big bowl of happy! It’s colour is happy (that would be  yellow) thanks to lots of diced up summer squash, it’s flavour is happy (that would be lemon) and it’s aroma is happy (that would be the onion, garlic and turmeric), very, very happy! And if you don’t have the yellow squash, use zucchini, they are siblings afterall – and it’ll make you just as happy. Or use a combo – the flecks of green break up the yellow.

lemon summer squash soup feature 3

This is a perfect summer soup but feel free to make it anytime, especially when it’s dark at 3 – it brings on a little summer sunshine. It’s soooo yellow thanks to a generous dose of turmeric and soooo lemony thanks to well, the lemons, and lots of them. FYI, the flavor of lemon comes from the rind and the puckerability comes from the juice, so be sure to include both. Everyone’s puck-o-meter varies, so taste and add as much lemon juice as you like to get that lip-smack we all long for from lemons.

corn on the cob with garlic & lime

corn roasted in a pan with citrus

Corn and the cob can be enjoyed like it came hot off the grill, but didn’t! Thanks to a hot pan, you can roast it to caramelized perfection, as if it did. It sears up beautifully right on your stove-top, ready for whatever you’d like to throw at it.

black olives seared in lemon, garlic & herbs

black olives seared in olive oil feature

Canned black olives get a complete makeover with the simple addition of lemon, garlic and fresh herbs. And it doesn’t stop there – the whole load gets dumped into a ho pan to sear and caramelize, transforming the canned variety to rival the souped up ones from the deli.

popcorn with maple syrup & salt

popcorn/salty maple/feature

It doesn’t get any better than this! Popcorn, maple syrup, brown (and if you have it, maple) sugar, maple extract & salt. Talk about addictive. I make popcorn in the microwave using brown paper lunch bags, make the maple coating in a measuring cup, pour it over the popcorn, stir to coat and bake it…

chicken cooked whole in a crockpot

chicken whole in crock pot 18

Hands down, the easiest way to cook a whole chicken. Lose the is-it-done-yet fear factor for good, cause this’ll be the moistest, fall off the bone, cooked to perfection chicken you’ll ever produce.

zucchini bread with lemon zest & almonds

zucchini bread with lemon zest & almonds

Quick breads come together in no time, freeze beautifully and best of all – you can load ’em up with all sorts of powerhouse ingredients. Think carrots, zucchini, kale, squash, spinach – all sorts of vegetables can be hidden in a delicious quick bread packed with all things tasty– chocolate chips, dried fruit or toasted nuts.

black bean soup with pork & veggies

black bean soup/feature

If you’re not a black bean lover, what are you waiting for? And black bean soup is the perfect place to start to convert you for good! Throw in a ham hock and you’re in smoky hog heaven!

split pea soup with ham (or not)

split pea soup'/feature 2

Split pea soup is a classic, so simple to put together, is easy on the pocket book and couldn’t be a healthier dish to enjoy as is or load up with heartier fare to turn it into a complete meal!

spice blends ~ pumpkin apple pie

spice blend: apple pumpkin pie

After countless times of countless jars and countless spoons –  I’ve finally come to my spicy senses! Open 6 bottles once, make a blend, and enjoy the taste of pie whenever the mood strikes! Spice companies got smart, threw a few spices together, slapped on a label – and sat back thinking they found the…

eggs in pepper rings

eggs in pepper rings

Did you know that we all own a never-ending set of ring molds that take up absolutely no space in our gadgets-we-rarely-use drawer? I know, I know – I didn’t either – but we do! Meet Mr. Red Pepper, sliced into thick rounds, makes the perfect ring mold minus the fuss of oiling & washing…