Chocolate Banana Olive Oil Cake

Baking, Desserts & Baking

Chocolate Chunk Olive Oil Banana Cake with Lisianthus Flowers, a vintage fork and a Gingham napkin on a white farmhouse table

Who doesn’t LOVE banana cake?  Our clan is obsessed, and the novelty of a freshly baked loaf of banana bread coming out of the oven never seems to wear out.  I’ve had the same recipe on repeat for over 25 years (there’s a reason, it’s SO GOOD… and yes, I’m that old if you are doing the math lol), and … View The Post

Sicilian Citrus Ricotta Bundt Cake

Desserts & Baking, Recipes

Sicilian Citrus Ricotta Bundt Cake

It’s that time of year when I start craving lighter flavours, and citrus is at the top of that list! If you follow me regularly you will know that I have a bit of an obsession with bundt pans.  I mean, who wouldn’t, they are SO gorgeous!

Double Chocolate Olive Oil Cake

Desserts & Baking, Recipes

Double Chocolate Olive Oil Cake

Olive oil and chocolate? Crazy as it sounds, it’s a match made in heaven. February is Heart Month and of course Valentine’s Day, not that anybody needs a reason to bake a chocolate cake!  I decided to celebrate it this year by raiding the baking aisle in Nature’s Fare, with a side trip to the olive oil section.

Falafel Salad with Lemon Garlic Tahini Dressing

Main Dishes, Recipes, Salads

Falafel Salad with Lemon Garlic Tahini Dressing

I love salads, but I will admit, sometimes I’m left wanting more substance to my meal. Which is why I am head-over-heals for this hearty Falafel Salad!  This salad combines the best of both worlds: heaps of vegetables, piles of healthy Mediterranean flavours, and perfectly cooked crunchy falafels that are so satisfying! 

Hummus

Appies & Snacks, Gluten-Free, Recipes

Homemade hummus

I must admit, I’m a bit of a purist at heart.  There are some things that I simply don’t like to mess with.  My hummus is one of them.  I don’t want fancy things like pumpkin or chipotle in my hummus, thank-you-very-much. Hummus is a staple in our house, and is so healthy, so we figured we may as well make … View The Post

French Onion Soup

Recipes, Soups

French Onion Soup with thyme and parmesan croutons

If you look up ‘comfort food’ in a dictionary I’m pretty sure that you will see a picture of French Onion Soup. Is there a better dish to serve on a cozy fall day? I think not. While spending a weekend at our family cottage I was bound and determined to serve up my best possible version of this dish. … View The Post

Basil Pesto

Recipes, Sides

Basil Pesto ingredients

This classic basil pesto recipe is a staple in our house!  We grow so much basil that making pesto is a must, and it freezes well without the parmesan.  Simply follow the recipe but leave out the parmesan, put into small plastic containers and drizzle a bit of olive oil on top before placing the lid on and freezing it.