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Tirokafteri sourdough crackers on a wood and marble cheeseboard

Tirokafteri Sourdough Crackers

Tirokafteri is a blend of feta cheese (cow and goat), extra virgin olive oil, greek yogurt, roasted red peppers, hot peppers, vinegar, and a dash of cayenne pepper. The thick paste-like spread is spicy-hot, slightly sour, pungent, and has a gorgeous soft orange colour. There are affiliate links in this post. Read my full disclosure here. […]

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birds eye view of a sourdough loaf

How to make and feed an artisan sourdough starter from scratch

The sourdough starter Sourdough has a fascinating history, dating as far back as 4,000BC in Egypt.  The flour and water mix is called a starter. When mixed with extra flour, water, and other ingredients such as raisins or spices you can then make bread, flapjacks, or simply wrap the dough around a stick and cook […]

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Monarch on a echinacea flower in a garden

Herb garden tricks: what to grow, when to harvest, how to preserve

It’s that time again . .  . you remember how your garden looked late last summer and then you lift the mulch and see just how long winter has been for your plants.  They may look a little less robust than you recall, like my oregano above, but hopefully you’ve discovered a lot of new […]

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DIY Speculaas spice mix on a teaspoon in a white bowl is used in many baking recipes

Speculaas Spice Mix

How to make your own Speculaas spice mix originates in Holland and is added to many baking recipes. Made using a fine blend of slices, the aroma is rich, warm ,and inviting which makes it fun to make and even harder to put the jar back in the pantry.  The best part is, it’s so […]

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Birds eye view of a vegetarian antipasto platter

Spicy Vegetarian Antipasto for 2

Antipasto is an Italian phrase that literally means, a dish before the pasta. And we often think of an antipasto as a platter of cold cuts and cheese, but what if you felt like a much lighter fare?  I love this antipasto platter for that reason and SO many more. Not only is this recipe […]

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Cookies on a china plate

Chocolate Double Oat Cookies

These soft cookies use up forgotten dried fruit, are refined sugar-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, and yolk-free and taste amazing! Ideal for brunch, snacks, and a quick afternoon pick-up. Why I love this recipe Chocolate Double Oat Cookies stacked to look like an Inukshuk There are many reasons to love these cookies!  First, the sugar comes from dried […]

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