Posts Tagged ‘Recipes’

(Repost of pie dough recipe from my post about Gravensteins.)

I normally try to avoid making pie. I am a pastry murderer. Recently, though, I started using my mother’s pie crust recipe — I should have been using it years ago. It really is no fail. If you are like me, and your pastry could be used as crack-fill in your century-plus home, you might want to give this a whirl!

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August is August, and I’ve often joked that it should be renamed “Zucchini”, as this is the month our CSA shares start being filled with lovely summer squash. When I was a child, living in rural Nova Scotia, if you didn’t lock your car doors while at church, you might come out after the service to find your backseat filled with these plentiful summer gourds.

One of my favourite soups is Sambar and is a fantastic way to use up the larger, tougher zucchini — it doubles and triples easily, freezes well, and is perfect for canning. The tamarind gives it a sweet tanginess, while the lentils and shredded zucchini combine to make it lovely and thick. Pair it with some naan bread or fresh biscuits! This recipe freezes and cans well, and the recipe doubles or triples easily.Lemon Lime Zucchini Cupcake

Want to hide the zucchini in something a little sweeter? Try some lemon lime zucchini cupcakes! I defy you to eat just one. Or swap out the beets in Unbeetable Beet Cake for shredded zucchini!

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Today is my birthday (zomg 37! where does the time go?), so we celebrated Shrove Tuesday a day early, feasting on pancakes for supper last night.

These are Boy#2’s favorite pancakes — so much so that he named them after himself when he was 4, leading to strange breakfast requests that sounded as though he was speaking of himself in the third person. They are tall, not overly sweet, and have a nice nuttiness to the flavour.

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A mostly wordless post, in honour of Thanksgiving leftovers:

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