Roasted Strawberry Jam

Roasted Strawberry Jam

Last year my family was a little disappointed when no strawberry jam showed up in my stockpile of jars full of glistening spreadable fruit. With all of the unique flavours that I try to create, their favourite is always that simple summer classic. So this year, I decided to kick off my jamming season with the… 

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Strawberry Rhubarb Smoothies (& how to turn your blender into a magic bullet using jars)

strawberry rhubarb smoothies

I’ve been waiting as patiently as I possibly can for my rhubarb to grow. Every couple of days we head to the back of the yard and scrounge around looking for signs of rhubarb life, but to no avail. Everything else is blooming and growing but there is no sign of this tart perennial vegetable…. 

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Whole Wheat Lemon Loaf with Rhubarb-Strawberry Ripple

Whole Wheat Lemon Loaf with Strawberry Rhubarb Ripple

It’s officially spring! Woot! Woot! It’ll be a while before all of the spring produce is fully in effect (seeing as we just got a fresh dump of snow) so I wanted to celebrate with something that could me made now to usher in the change of seasons and celebrate the new produce that is… 

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Chocolate Dipped Strawberry Cupcakes

chocolate dipped strawberry cupcakes

You can thank Alli for this recipe. Her birthday cupcake request is what brought these cupcakes to life. When she first requested strawberry-chocolate-puppy cupcakes I was a bit stumped. Until I decided to tackle them as two separate cupcakes. Strawberries and chocolate obviously go very well together and, it being close to Valentine’s Day, my… 

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Healthy Strawberry Milkshakes

Healthy Strawberry Milkshakes

I love how food holds memories that can bring you back to a different time and place. When I was growing up my dad would take me on dates, whether it be to the garbage dump or out for lunch, we always had to stop and pick up some strawberry milkshakes along the way. It… 

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Strawberry Nectarine Yogurt Pops

Strawberry Nectarine Yogurt Pops

How’s everyone’s summer going? Our’s has been flying by. I can’t believe that it will be the beginning of August in just a couple days. Even though there’s still a whole month of summer left, all the school prep at the end of next month makes it feel like there’s really only a couple of… 

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Rhubarb Strawberry Floats

Rhubarb Strawberry Floats

As far as I’m concerned summer is here. We’ve had a couple weeks of gorgeous weather, I’ve got my garden planted, the neighbourhood splash park is open, and we’ve been having picnics like nobodies business. It may not say so on the calendar but we had such a hard, long winter that I’m kind of ok that we skipped past spring. Next… 

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Three Easy Valentine’s Day Breakfasts

Three Easy Valentine’s Day Breakfasts

I know some people king of have a thing against Valentine’s Day – that it’s a hallmark holiday. But, I think February would be awfully dreary without it. A day set aside to celebrate love? Why not? Count me in! Besides, I don’t go out and buy stuff for Valentine’s Day, I make it myself… 

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