Category Archive for: ‘Recipes’

Fig Jam With Secrets From Preservation Society

Fresh Fig Jam Recipe with Secrets

I have three fig trees growing in my garden. That wouldn’t seem like a strange thing unless you saw how small my garden is! There is no room for three figs but Oh, how I love fresh figs! This recipe for fresh fig jam comes to us from the book, Preservation Society Home Preserves: 100 Modern Recipes. Today, author Camilla Wynne …

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Salad Greens Mix

Unusual Greens to Try in Your Next Salad

It’s time to shake up your salads! There are more options for homegrown greens than heads of lettuce. Leafy greens run the gamut from bitter to spicy, providing a more interesting punch to a salad. Growing unusual greens can add unique textures and add plenty of flavor to your plate. But the best part is many of these unusual salad greens are easy to grow! …

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Avocado Ice Cream

Avocado Ice Cream

You may not naturally think about avocados and ice cream together but it makes me wonder, “Why not!?”.  Avocados are full of (good) fat, fiber, and nutrition, and the rich creamy texture makes perfect sense for a delicious ice cream. To easily make this creamy ice cream I use my Yonanas soft serve machine. You certainly don’t need one, but it …

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Watermelon Peach Banana Healthy Vegan Ice Cream Recipe

Sunshine in a Bowl: Watermelon Peach Banana Vegan Ice Cream

Healthy ice cream! Healthy, no sugar added, dairy-free, vegan, all-fruit ice cream! Now that I have your attention can I also say that it’s smooth, creamy, and tastes delicious too? Does this seem too good to be true? It’s not, and here is how to make it. I volunteer at UBC Farm as a Master Gardener “Farm Friend” with a …

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Natural After Bite Recipe That Works

Insect Bite Roll On Remedy

This insect bite roll-on is great to have on hand when you least expect that you’ll get attacked by mosquitoes, flies, or other annoying pests. If you’ve ever been caught outside at dusk without bug spray you may also know the frustration of trying to enjoy time with friends while getting eaten alive by mosquitoes or swarmed by flies. This handy …

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How to Infuse Oils for Soap Making and Natural Beauty Recipes

Three Ways to Make Herbal Oils for Natural Beauty Recipes

Infusing oil with herbs is a great way to add colour, scent, and healing properties to the raw ingredients you will be using in natural beauty recipes. Simply soaking herbs in oil isn’t enough to infuse the oil; it needs to be heated. Luckily, there are a few ways of doing this so you are sure to find one that …

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