Category: <span>Recipes</span>

More Adventures in Baking With Curly Dock Flour – Tortilla???

Last week I made a batch of my usual flatbread, substituting half the flour for curly dock flour and carrying on as normal. While they baked up fine, they were flatter as baking powder is not formulated for wild flour, and hardly rose while baking. This week, I made another …

When a Picture is Worth More than Just Words – Glycerine Tincture-Making

We have just successfully made a non-vanilla-bean vanilla extract!  We have another non-vanilla-bean-extract experiment going now as well with a different plant.  That plant, according to Edible and Medicinal Plants of Canada by Lonepine Publishing, is still used today to lend a vanilla flavour to sweets and such, so when …

SUCCESS! Trying to Make a Curly Dock Bread!

So I began my curly dock “bread” experiments this weekend, on Friday. Some out there skip the toasting step and go straight to the blender step because as one lady put it, “they’ve already dried on the stalk, no need to dry them further”. I decided to test that theory. …

Oatmeal and Wild Herbs

My daughter’s been on a bit of an oatmeal kick lately. She already eats a handful raw with nuts and dried fruit every morning while her brother makes himself porridge every workday. But we were talking about bread alternatives when the subject of the original scottish bannock came up. It …

Adventures in Making a Giant Cinnamon Roll

Today I tried making a giant cinnamon roll! There are various recipes out there, but I didn’t want a yeast dough, so eventually I found this recipe. The original recipe calls for an 8″ cake pan, and that didn’t seem very giant to me, skillet cookies take up an entire …

Poutine Without the Fries! But not necessarily without the potatoe. . .

Every now and then, I have no choice but to experiment in the kitchen! I’m not a chef by any means, nor do I particularly love being in the kitchen. This means meals are fairly simple and plain for the most part, unless its festive time when I attempt a …

Papaya Dewormer Tea and Decoction

Today’s recipe share comes on the heals of others who have been discovering the benefits of Papaya, particularly in light of the new(ish) threat to those living in the Southern USA.  I say new(ish) because North American natives had recipes for addressing this condition back before the USA became a …

My Son’s New Caesar Salad Dressing

It’s been awhile since my last blog article, and that’s because of a major offline project going on where my daughter suggested, and then we acted on, the creation of a pop-up apothecary clinic inside a restored steamer trunk!  We are finally at the secondary stage where I will, ideally, …

Large Eggless Skillet Cookie (10 or 12 in pan)

As some of my readers may know, I am allergic to most store-bought chicken eggs.  Over the years I have learned this is less to do with the egg itself, and more to do what the chickens are fed, as I am unable to eat chicken or turkey either, unless …