Wild Blueberry Buckle

Growing up in New Brunswick we had wild blueberry pies, cakes, grunts, cobblers, crumble, and crisp. But one of my very favourite treats was this Wild Blueberry Buckle. A buckle is different than a cake. A buckle is a cake that does not buckle under the weight of the fruit. It’s dense but at the […]

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Alberta Bison on the Silk Road

Bison is one of Alberta’s signature foods. I love it. So, naturally I love to play around with it. There’s archeological evidence bison have been in Alberta for 120,000 years. They crossed over the land bridge from Asia to Alaska about 130,000 years ago and so I got thinking – Asia-Bison-Bison-Asia. I imagined Alberta Bison […]

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TBO Peanut and Toblerone Cookies

I’ll bet you are wondering what the TBO in TBO Peanut and Toblerone Cookies stands for? I’m just going to say it – Total Body Orgasm. I did not make that up. The name came with the cookies. Two friends from Halifax shared this recipe with me in 1986. It was the 80s. What can […]

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Yonder Black Bean Burgers

Why Yonder Black Bean Burgers? Well, the name “Beyond” was already taken. But, these are definitely beyond your regular veg burger. They are loaded with umami, vegetables and healthful grains plus those toothsome stars of the show – beautiful black beans. Read on for the recipe. It makes 12 to 16 and to put you […]

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Chocolate-Marbled Banana Cream Pie

This Chocolate Marbled Banana Cream Pie is an easy-peasy version of a much more challenging one I made years ago. Finding a stash of puddings in my pantry inspired me to substitute the more difficult made-from-scratch vanilla pastry cream for simple banana cream pie filling in a package. This makes the whole thing so much […]

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