Recipe Category: Sweets and Treats

Blueberry and Basil Ice Cream

Blueberry and Basil Ice Cream Recipe
9 Aug

Happily, as soon as the summer blueberry crop is ready and the markets are flooded with fresh blueberries, it’s also time to begin harvesting basil. Blueberry and Basil Ice Cream? That’s right! This recipe was the result of our in-house cooking club official Basil Challenge. Kristin brought this in, and everyone loved it. Ingredients: 600mL…

Lemon Lime and Basil Sugar Cookies

Lemon Lime and Basil Sugar Cookies
9 Aug

In high summer, when the basil crop is ready for harvest, drying and pesto production come to mind. But what about sweet basil treats? It might be surprising, but the strong flavour of basil, with its cinnamon undertones, combines nicely with citrus and sugar. In this form basil reveals part of its character that might…

Best Pumpkin Pie Recipe

Best Pumpkin Pie Recipe
10 Oct

All kinds of pumpkins can be used to cook with to make this, our best pumpkin pie recipe. The best ones have the least interior fibre. We baked pumpkin pies after our 2011 squash trial using Galeux d’Eysines – and they were GOOD. Before you can use your pumpkin as an ingredient, it needs to be…

Chocolate Zucchini Cake

Chocolate Zucchini Cake Recipe
23 Jul

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…

Coriander Cookie Recipe

Coriander Cookie Recipe
13 Dec

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…

Carrot Coconut Macaroons

Macaroons: 3/4 cup almond meal 1 cup shredded organic carrots (divided) a pinch of sea salt 2 tsp cinnamon 1/4 tsp ground ginger 1/2 tsp cardamom 1/4 cup maple syrup or agave syrup 2 cups finely shredded unsweetened coconut 4 finely chopped dates 1/4 cup chopped raw walnuts Place almond meal, 1/4 cup of the…

Carrot Muesli Bars for Kids

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….

Pumpkin Muffins Recipe

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…

Christmas Gingerbread Cake Recipe

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)…

Goji Nut Drop Cookies

1/2 cup almonds soaked and peeled 1/2 cup sunflower seeds, soaked and sprouted 1/2 cup goji berries 1 cup dried apricots 1 cup dried apples 1/2 cup dried black mission figs 1/2 cup dried cherries 1 cup shredded coconut 1 tsp. cinnamon 1/2 tsp. cloves 1/4 tsp. fresh nutmeg 1 tsp. orange zest pinch vanilla…

Strawberries Diable Recipe

Strawberries Diable Recipe
29 Sep

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…

Rhubarb Apple Fruit Leather Recipe

Rhubarb Fruit Leather
29 Sep

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?…