Posts Tagged ‘easy recipes’

Gingered Pumpkin Caramels

Sunday, January 24th, 2010

With the fall season upon us, and many jack-o-lanterns being readied for Halloween, there are many tasty and innovative recipes for the pumpkin flesh. These wonderful Gingered Pumpkin Caramels are a tasty alternative to the traditional Halloween Kisses to hand out to your neighbourhood ‘trick or treaters’. For more pumpkin recipes, both cosmetic and cooking [...]

How to make an Indian Lassi

Thursday, December 11th, 2008

A Lassi is a South Asian drink originating from the Punjab region. This traditional drink has gained North American popularity, and is made by blending together and frothing, yogurt, water, spices and ice. The more traditional lassi is a savory blend flavoured with cumin. But it is also sometimes served sweetened with sugar or honey.

In [...]

How to make a spicy Chai Tea

Monday, December 8th, 2008

One of the teas that is gaining in popularity recently is Chai Tea. It is both nutritious and delicious, and is suprizingly simple to make at home. The gingerroot aids in digestion, with the cinnamon having an all-around ‘tonic’ effect, the cayenne pepper and cloves helps the metabolism, and the milk is soothing to both [...]

Miscellaneous freezer/cooking tips using ginger, citrus fruits and bananas

Monday, December 8th, 2008

One of the most useful cooking tips that I have ever learnt was from a tv show featuring chef Michael Smith.
His advice was to freeze fresh ginger to preserve its freshness and useability. (For added cost benefit, I purchase ginger when it is on sale and keep it in a freezer bag in my freezer [...]

How to Make a Refreshing Natural Rosehip Concentrate

Sunday, December 7th, 2008

For a body-warming taste-treat on these cooler fall evenings, try adding this tasty Rosehip Concentrate to a hot apple cider; or for a refreshing, hot-weather drink, you can add it to a sparkling water or soda over ice. This versatile liquid can also be used to make a very tasty fruit leather; as a base [...]

Chilled Holiday Fruit Cocktails (non-alcholic)

Thursday, December 4th, 2008

In the days of the early Manhattan settlers, cocktails were literally the tail feathers of cocks, dipped in a pimento concoction then used to tickle men’s throats to entice them to drink. When most people think of cocktails today, they think of various mixed drinks made with liquor. But, all cocktails aren’t necessarily made with [...]

Delicious and Delightful Holiday Cranberry Eggnog

Thursday, December 4th, 2008

This Holiday Cranberry Eggnog will yield approximately 6 very tasty servings. Be sure to have plenty of the ingredients on hand to make extra because they will be coming back for more!
Holiday Cranberry Eggnog is a wonderful alternative to the standard alcoholic eggnogs. It is so good, and eye-appealing, that you just might substitute this [...]

How to make a Wild Garlic and Thyme Cheese

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2008

This Wild Garlic and Thyme Cheese is a delightfully tasty spread, especially if you are a garlic fan. You may wish to experiment by substituting lemon thyme in place of wild thyme, yielding a refreshingly light tasting garlicy cheese.
3 finely chopped wild garlic leaves
1 T finely chopped wild thyme
Approximately 6 oz (¾ cup) milk [...]

How to Make a White Wine Mustard

Monday, December 1st, 2008

White Wine Mustard This mustard keeps for about 1 month in the fridge, and is a very tasty version of mustard, and this recipe yields approximately 1 cup of white wine mustard. For other mustard recipes—eg. Spicy German Mustard, English mustard, and cheeses—Herb Potted Cheese, cream cheese, cottage cheese, yogurt cheese, etc or how to [...]

How to Make a Spicy German Mustard

Monday, December 1st, 2008

Spicy German Mustard
This is a medium-hot mustard that is perfect for German bratwurst. If you prefer to make a hotter mustard, you can turn up the volume by simmering it longer and thus reducing the finished amount of your mustard and intensifying the flavour. (for other homemade mustards—eg. White Wine Mustard, English mustard, etc [...]