“American homes and gardens” (1905)

December, 1912 AMERICAN HOMES AND GARDENS

With the warm glint of the copper and brass jars and bowls, which were everywhere, many of them filled with flowers or bright leaves in their season; and the candlesticks, some standing on available shelves and tables and some, Russian sconces, fixed to the walls. And at night, when the red firelight vied with …

Basil Kale Spice

This is a delicious spice mix that I love putting on salads and rice dishes.  It doesn’t take much to add that little extra something, flavour wise, to just about anything you’re eating!

Bake your basil at 300F for 5-10 minutes, until dry and crispy.  Keep a close eye, it can burn quickly. Bake some kale chips. Bake some lemon…

Lemon Labneh with Capers and Sun Dried Tomatoes

Labneh, which is simply strained yogurt, is a wonderfully delicious spread that is completely guilt free.  This recipe came from a leftover yogurt sauce that I had made for something else – you can definitely make labneh with only salt, or with literally any other combination of flavours you can think of.

Start by finely chopping the sun dried tomatoes…

“Calceola’ria” (1908)

Calceola’ria (Latin, calceolus, a little shoe, alluding to the form of the corolla), a genus of plants of the natural order Scrophulariaces, natives of South America, especially of Chile and Peru. They are characterized by having a corolla with a very short tube, with two lips, concave or shaped like a hood, the upper one very small, the under one …

Toasted Coconut Milk

I love a good homemade milk, and the best part about coconut milk (unlike other homemade milks, where you have to soak the nuts beforehand) is that it literally takes 10 minutes from start to finish (less if you don’t toast the coconut, or your coconut is already toasted).  It’s my go-to when I open the fridge in the morning …

Kale Chips

Kale chips are a super quick, super easy, super healthy snack.  They’re super.  This recipe is for salted kale chips, but you definitely can (and should) get creative with spices.  Grinding up kale chips in a mortar and pestle makes for a great seasoning for salads and rice as well!

Wash the kale, and break into medium, bite size pieces.  …

Whole Wheat Sandwich Bread

I love making bread, but what I don’t love is having to spend a whole day kneading, letting it rise, kneading, putting it in the fridge, kneading, letting it rise yet again…who can devote literally an entire day to making bread, am I right?

That’s why I love this recipe – minimal proofing, not to mention that the bread is …

Black Bean Veggie Burgers

These burgers hold together very well and are delicious and damn healthy too.  I love to top them with a mango salsa, guacamole, and some sort of a yogurt based sauce.  You can really top them with anything though!  I don’t normally put them on a bun, if you’re feeling a more traditional burger you can certainly do that too.…