Category Archive for: ‘Recipes’

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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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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Grow It Eat It Blueberries

Nature’s Candy: Growing + Eating Blueberries

Blueberries are easy to grow, taste fabulous, and are even good for you! If you have just a bit of space and some sun, blueberries are fun to grow and really are nature’s candy. Love blueberries? Then gobble them up! Blueberries are low on the glycemic index, which means that even though they contain sugar, the overall impact on our bodies’ blood …

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Lavender Simple Syrup Recipe Serve With Sparkling Water And Edible Flower Ice Cubes

Lavender Soda + Lavender Syrup + Lavender Lemonade

I don’t know why but culinary lavender is not for everyone. I suppose some people don’t care for the sweet floral perfume of lavender while others (like me!) can’t get enough of this heavenly treat. This lavender simple syrup recipe is sure to be the uniting thread that brings both camps to an agreement. It’s delicious! Even the naysayers agree. Use this …

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Apricot Butter From Preservation Society

Easy Apricot Butter Recipe

No matter what time of year it is, apricot butter is a tangy, sweet treat. Served on a soft, mild cheese like brie or ricotta alongside crackers it makes for an upscale addition to the charcuterie while remaining easy to make. Or serve with a fresh loaf of french bread for a simple treat. Camilla Wynne joins us to share this …

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