Healing Herbs ~ Lemon Verbena

This is one of my favorite herbs in the garden. Although it is trickier to grow in colder climates, this herb is well worth a try if only for its spellbinding lemon-scent. Lemon verbena grew originally in Chile and was first brought to Europe in the 18th century by the Spanish for its perfume. I…

Be the ‘Clean’ Dream Ice Cream Machine Today

It doesn’t matter what time of the year it is, ice cream is always in demand at our house. Homemade ice pops, smoothies, ‘ice cream’ cakes or sorbets are big hits. It was my four-year-old daughter’s idea to try ice cream on pancakes. As we were driving home, she said to me, “I’m starving for…

Gluten Free Cake in a Cup Recipe – Ready to Eat in Two Minutes

  Here’s one for the busy people out there and a must have for your recipe arsenal. Not only is it delicious, it doesn’t compromise on healthy. This lovely cake in a cup is quick and easy. It is one serving size and always tastes like more. Prepackage the dry ingredients and make it when…

No Bake Dazzling Date Squares

written & photographed by Jane Grueber As we continue our dessert makeover, I want to share this simple and sweet-tooth satisfying recipe. For this luscious dish, I put nuts in a food processor, chop up some dates and figs, zip zap zoom and voila. No baking, no dairy, no gluten, no refined sugar! I sometimes…

Sky High Apple Pie

We picked four large boxes of apples at our friends’ house on Labour Day. They have a 90 year old apple tree in their backyard that is absolutely filled with apples. The problem is that if the apples are not picked, a local bear ambles in, makes his own gate through the fence and eats…