Roasted Beet Citrus Kale Salad

It never hurts to have a little more vegetable in your Christmas. Of course, it has to be the classic Christmas colours – green and red. Here’s one for the holidays: Roasted Beets on a bed of fresh greens, laced with citrus vinaigrette and then topped with candied pecans, pumpkin seeds, dried cranberries and feta…

Maple Candied Pecan Crunch

Try this festive pecan crunch. Flavours of heat, cinnamon and citrus zest gives a nice round flavour to any salad or as a side on a party platter. Cranberry red, Pumpkin seed green and bright orange zest: A perfect crunch of festivity. For salad ideas: try a Roasted Beet Kale salad with Citrus Vinaigrette. Maple…

Roasted Turnip Hummus

You know winter’s here when root vegetables begin to fill the shelves at the grocery aisles. A three pound bag of carrots can easily be found at under two dollars.┬áSame with it’s relative – the turnip. We all get a little cookie-crazy during the holidays trying to make Christmas as perfect as possible for the…

Chocolate Dipped Shortbread Cookies

Christmas time is filled with cookie baking. How to make a couple different cookies without having to add too much work on yourself? Try this recipe for an easy starter batter and flavour as you’d like! Double the batch, individualize the flavours right before rolling the dough out and get two cookies with one batch….

Homemade ‘Turtle’ Chocolates

Gift giving season is here. Amongst the gifts, chocolate sales seem to be off -charts. I walked into the store the other day and it was astonishing how much packaging and processing goes into these celebrations we have. From right to left, there are a boxes of individual-sized chocolate, varying in size, colours, flavours and…

Ho-Ho-Hot Cocoa

Christmas is right around the corner, cold air is beginning to blow, bright lights shining through every window and balcony. The days seem shorter yet busier, with end-of-the-year deadlines coming up, students cramming as final exams are rolling around, and on top of that, trying to fit in the christmas shopping, holiday dinner planning, and…

Two Bears, One Scone

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…. the holiday baking spree has begun. Flour is dusting it’s way across kitchen counters, and cookie photos seem to have hit the internet viral. Baking seems to have always been a part of the holiday season. It is also something very dear to my heart. Not because…