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Guest Blog – Eggless Lemon Curd

Sandra over in the South Pacific sent in this great recipe! People love it!

I discovered this recipe last year when I was living in Australia. Originally it used sugar, I have changed it to honey to make it more healthy and practical for people on the GAPS or SCD diets or for those folks who boycott refined foods. Enjoy!

  • 2 yellow summer squash
  • 2 medium lemons, juice and peel
  • 2 T honey
  • 2 T butter or coconut oil
Honey and Green Tea Kombucha

Honey and Green Tea Kombucha

A special request from Jane Smile to post this recipe! I have started making kombucha with honey because we are currently on the GAPS/SCD diet, which doesn't use refined sugar at all. Basic black tea kombucha recipe here. Makes about 3 quarts (litres) 3 litres (quarts) non-chlorinated water ...

HD 204 – Urban Antipasto

HD 204 – Urban Antipasto

I am fortunate to have a long and narrow balcony that gets good sun and has a fantastic view of downtown Vancouver as well as the mountains. Mishka, our hungry cat, just loves to sit on the balcony and feel as if she owns the world. Homegrown tomatoes, eggplant, mozzarella and herbs make an e ...

Homegrown Antipasto

Homegrown Antipasto

Everyone will recognize this old favorite! It is so simple and delicious--especially when made with the best homegrown ingredients. Who could resist? I grew my own balcony fingerling eggplants last year! This is a recipe that you can grow at home, even in an urban apartment with only a balcony : ...

Kimchi and Broccoli Salad

Kimchi and Broccoli Salad

This is a really simple recipe that makes a great side dish that will also help with digestion! Other vegetables like cucumbers, green beans, or cauliflower can easily be added or replace the broccoli. Serves 3 to 4 1 head broccoli, cut into florets and steamed 1/2 c kimchi generous splash o ...

Mushy Pea Pizza with Heirloom Tomatoes

Mushy Pea Pizza with Heirloom Tomatoes

Ever wondered what they ate in Europe before the potato? Pease porridge was one of the staples of the diet. Who doesn't love a good pea soup with ham hock or sausage? Ever thought that mushy peas might make a fantastic pizza sauce? It does. We had a little pea soup left over from dinner last night s ...

White Man’s Kimchi

White Man’s Kimchi

Although my partner grumbles and complains to high heaven about the smell while I am making kimchi, he usually eats it up and wants more. I have taken out the chilis for this recipe of kimchi and added in burdock root, so it isn't by any means an authentic Korean kimchi, but we like it. It also make ...

Turkish Sun Jams

Turkish Sun Jams

Many years ago while doing a study abroad program in Morocco, we spent a lot of time eating the best bread and apricot jam I have ever had. We ate it for breakfast, lunch and even just for a snack. This last week our local farmers market was chock full of tasty sun-ripened apricots. I bought a b ...

Hiccup Cure in Pidgin

Hiccup Cure in Pidgin

Looking through a little book by Phillip C.S. Fong written in Pidgin English, Papua New Guinea Igat Gutpela Marasin Tu, I discovered a hiccup cure. Papua New Guinea's Pidgin is an official language, although simple and based on English, you may find you can understand it if you look at it long eno ...

Almond Torte with Cream & Cherries

Almond Torte with Cream & Cherries

Last night I decided to try an almond torte with cherries and cream. The BC cherries are fantastic and I get raw cream from our local herd-share fresh every week, in fact I have just gotten back from picking up my share. The almonds probably come from California. I did find a online farm-stand t ...