Category Archives: Sweets and Treats

Be sure to try one of these delightful deserts. Not just for after dinner, perfect for a sweet treat after a day of gardening. Be sure to let us know what you think.

Ah, the zucchini – the crop that keeps on giving and giving! By the fifth week of harvesting bundles of the tender fruits, you’ve had it in pasta. You’ve had them grilled. You’ve made zucchini bread. You’ve even tried the Masala Zucchini recipe! As tempers wear thin, and you begin to question the wisdom of […]

With the holiday season upon us, we felt that a cookie recipe was in order… This one incorporates coriander seeds – the fruit of the cilantro plant. Cilantro is super easy to grow, and really productive for those who want to harvest seeds. Our Coriander Cookie Recipe produces very crisp biscuits with a mild flavour […]

Our favorite afternoon snack is this  Carrot Muesli Bars recipe below. Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups Rolled Oats 1 cup assorted dried fruit (apples, raisins, dates are my favourite) 2/3 cup shredded coconut 1/4 cup crushed assorted nuts 1/3 cup maple syrup 1 organic carrot, shredded 3 Tbs. honey 2 Tbs. sunflower seeds, crushed 1 Tbs. […]

This Pumpkin Muffins Recipe makes muffins that are so moist that they do not require any icing or butter. Great addition to school or work lunches as pumpkin is chock full ‘o nutrients, such as beta-carotene, vitamin A, C, K, E, antioxidants, and magnesium. Makes you want to reach for another one…. 4 eggs 500 mL […]

Tis the season for spicy smells to waft from the kitchen. This Christmas Gingerbread Cake recipe is our veggie-full version of traditional English gingerbread. Serve it as dessert served with whipped cream, or sneak it into December lunches as a sweet treat. ½ cup ground flax 1 cup (250 mL) shredded carrots ½ cup (125 mL) […]

This is an incentive recipe – be sure to include strawberries in your garden this year. This recipe makes waiting for the gems of early summer worthwhile. Prepare a couple of hours before serving as the strawberries need to soak up the honey. 124 mL (½ cup) honey (acacia or sweet clover) Juice of 1 […]

You might think of blueberries, bananas, peaches, and apples as natural pairings in fruit leather, but rhubarb? Oh yes. This rhubarb-apple fruit leather tastes just like rhubarb apple crumble, but without all of those pesky ingredients. This recipe gets right down to the fruit, which is what you’re really looking for in fruit leather, right? […]

Is chocolate a vegetable? While all chocolate might be rich in cacao beans, these brownies have even more veggies than usual. This Veggie Brownies recipe is a sneaky yet delightful way to turn the frozen zucchini in your freezer into something delicious. It’s kid-friendly, gluten-free, and full of vegetables that make it moist and delicious. […]