Cantaloupe Sorbet

It was 38 degrees celsius that day.  The scorching heat of an Okanagan summer day had everyone melting. I had a house full of hot and hungry children and adults, an ice cream maker, and a complete lack of milk or cream in my non dairy household. The 45 minute drive to town was not appealingRead more

Coconut Banana Bread

Banana Bread, in my part of the world, is something every kid grew up on. Most moms made a loaf or two every so often so as not to waste overripe bananas. Banana bread is  a quick bread and only takes about 20 minutes to stir up, using up bananas that are starting to get tooRead more

Frosted Chocolate Black Bean Brownies

  These amazing Brownies taste deliciously rich and decadent, but aren’t. I wanted to try a brownie recipe using black beans, which I know has been done, and I’ve always been intrigued. A lot of the recipes use eggs,sugar and flour, and I was trying to not use any of those, (because otherwise, what is theRead more

Salted Caramel Thumbprint Cookies – Shortbread Cookie Recipe

Salted Caramel Shortbread Thumbprint Cookies

Thumbprint Cookies are one of my favourite holiday treats to make. I love making treats that  are simple and versatile, like with this perfect shortbread cookie. It’s a classic shortbread recipe that can be the base of many different treats, including, this Salted Caramel Shortbread Thumbprint Cookie. The great thing about a thumbprint cookie;  you can put whatever youRead more

Apple Walnut Tart with Salted Caramel


It’s apple time here in the Okanagan and they are at the peak of perfection. This Apple Walnut Tart with Salted Caramel is so good because there are so many varieties of apples grown here,  we get to enjoy them just picked from late August through late October. Everyone knows that an apple a dayRead more