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Lemon shortbread fingerlings

Lemon shortbread fingerlings

Musical accompaniment: “Paloma,” The Ruffled Feathers. Lemon shortbread fingerlings Makes about four hands worth of fingers. 3/4 cup vegan margarine, slightly softened 1/4 cup organic, unrefined coconut oil, slightly softened 3/4 cup brown sugar Juice of 2 large lemons. Bottled lemon juice will not suffice. Zest of 1 organic lemon 1/2 tsp vanilla 2 1/3 … Continue reading

Cranberry & cashew cream snowballs

Cranberry & cashew cream snowballs

Being able to wake up a little early, hop on a bus and spend the day sliding around a mountain with dear friends is one of many reasons why I feel blessed to live in this city (to say nothing of the physical and financial capacity to enjoy such forms of recreation). Outcrossed between an … Continue reading

Coconut-lime squash pudding

Coconut-lime squash pudding

Another attempt to get a grip on the sundry piles of colourful winter squashes rolling from our household’s shelves. This spicy, gluten-free pudding recipe is dedicated to Margaret and her wonderfulness. Musical inspiration: The Fear, Ben Howard. Ingredients Makes about 6 servings. Approx. 2 medium winter squashes; = 5 cups cooked squash (I used a … Continue reading

Black star forest cake with maple cashew cream

The spark for this recipe came during BC’s late cherry season and around the time of the Vancouver Folk Fest, where I had the chance to see Gillian Welch and David Rawlings perform a stunning nighttime set. It was a professionally and personally demanding time of year, and after the fruit’s time with us came … Continue reading

Mixed berry dessert pizza

This dessert pizza was forced to squeeze shoulder-to-shoulder into an oven full of savoury pizzas with some slightly quixotic vegan toppings (think rosemary-flecked potatoes, banana peppers and kale).  The same crust recipe worked equally well for the savoury and sweet pizzas.  I think this was the dough recipe we used, except with 1 cup of … Continue reading

Peanut butter & yam spelt cookies

Ingredients 1¾ cup roasted or steamed yam, thoroughly mashed (approximately 3 medium sized yams) 3/4 organic chunky peanut butter (unsalted) 1/3 cup molasses 3 flax eggs (= 3 Tbsp ground flax seed + 9 Tbsp H2O) 1/2 cup vegetable oil 1 tsp vanilla 1½ cups sugar 2-3 tsp ginger root, finely grated 2 cups spelt … Continue reading

Coconut, cashew, & ginger Oxford comma cookies

Listening to certain albums has an uncanny way of tugging me back to the emotional context and chapter in my life in which the tunes first became meaningful to me, and I know that many other folks have similar experiences with music.  I had the chance to hear Vampire Weekend playing an outdoor concert in … Continue reading