Bake your own delicious orange berry muffins with local berries or cranberries. For a fun family experience, take the kids out to pick berries!
For a delicious comfort food, try these brownies made with applesauce. To make your own easy applesauce, click here.
Some groceries kindly delivered
When I was short on groceries after a foot injury left me temporarily unable to drive, I had my first experience of ordering groceries online! The two suppliers I used are rated below.
Cake is always better with fine china
When I was a teenager, I asked my mother to help me record some of her delicious recipes. It slowed her down to measure ingredients that she portioned out naturally, but I'm glad to have her legacy of recipes. But it wasn’t until this week that I tried the full recipe for one of our favourite desserts, shared below.
In an earlier blog post, I mentioned an easy way to make applesauce using a cool colander that our family used in my childhood. All the recipes I found mentioned the tedious way. Here’s how to make it without peeling or coring the apples.
Fig jam-making was fun!
My latest obsession is experimenting with food preservation. Drying food, canning fruit and making jam brings back happy memories and family stories.
Breakfast this morning with fresh pineapple from Hawaii
My recipe for oatmeal comes with a story. When my parents arrived in Canada as refugees in 1949, they ate a lot of oatmeal, sometimes three times a day when there was nothing else. They had to repay their travel costs and there was no government support, so what money my father earned went to paying back the loan and supporting my mother and the children.
Anne’s preserves raise money for the Surrey Community Cat Coalition
Having lived for a few years where the temperature can drop to 35 or 40 below zero (-31 to -40 F) for a month at a time, I appreciate some of the challenges of working in remote northern locations.
This week I had one of those defining moments: I decided to be vegetarian.
In the Windsor Square medical building at 152nd Street and 19th Avenue in Surrey, B.C., in a tiny space that extends into the ground floor hallway, Danica’s Bistro offers delectable goodies. Everything is prepared by hand by two hard-working women with charming Eastern European accents.
Irene Plett is a writer, poet and animal lover living in South Surrey, British Columbia, Canada.