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6 Sweet Treats to Beat the Heat

It’s summer. It’s hot. Need we say more? Here’s a selection of recipe from our cookbooks to help you beat the heat. This sorbet is already super refreshing. Get the recipe here. Why not enjoy a cocktail with brunch? There’s no need to stop at pastries and cheese. After all, we are being indulgent. Get … Continued

Healthy Peanut Butter Chocolate Smoothies

Homemade smoothies are a delicious way to get a dose of probiotics into your diet while skipping the sugar usually found in store-bought flavoured yogurts. While berry and mango smoothies are naturally sweet and delicious, this protein-packed chocolate smoothie is rich enough for dessert and healthy enough for a midday indulgence. Serves 2-4 INGREDIENTS 2 … Continued

Sweet Yogurt Lassi Drinks

Lassi Lassi is a traditional beverage made by blending buttermilk or yogurt and water or other fruits, juices and spices until frothy. It is enjoyed chilled, as either sweet or salty hot-weather refreshment. It’s also consumed to cool the palate when eating spicy foods. Makes 1-2 servings Gluten-free & Vegetarian INGREDIENTS ¾ cup Yogurt 1 … Continued

Boozy Brunch Bourbon Mint Iced Tea

Why not enjoy a cocktail with brunch? There’s no need to stop at pastries and cheese. After all, we are being indulgent. INGREDIENTS 1/2 cup granulated sugar 8 English Breakfast teabags 1 cup fresh mint leaves, plus more for garnish 2 cups bourbon 1–2 lemons Ice cubes RECIPE In a large pot over high heat, … Continued

Refreshing Mango Ginger Lime Sorbet

When mangoes are ripe, they taste like the beach and sunshine. When they are underripe, they taste like chalk. So, be sure your mangoes taste like beach and sunshine before proceeding with this recipe. I blend in ginger, lime juice, a bit of vodka and salt because they also belong with any beach experience, in … Continued

Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble Pie

Rhubarb starts to make itself known in the early spring, when gardens on Vancouver Island are just coming alive and whispering to us that summer is 1 cup packed brown sugar almost here and CSA boxes will soon be spilling over with fresh fruits and vegetables. Rhubarb and strawberry make the perfect duo if you’re … Continued

No-churn Strawberry Ice Cream

There’s no need for an ice cream maker here; all you need is a food processor, a mixer and a handful of ingredients. The result? A fresh, creamy taste, with deep strawberry flavour and just a murmur of balsamic. Simple. Sensational. INGREDIENTS 3-3/4 cups fresh, ripe strawberries, rinsed 1/2 cup superfine sugar 2 tsp balsamic … Continued

Simple Ethiopian Lentil Stew Recipe

Here is another simple everyday dish that everyone can put their own spin on. I learned this version from my auntie, whom I often stayed with as a child. She makes the best misir wot ever. (Shhh—don’t tell my mom I said that!)  INGREDIENTS Serves 4–6 1 cup red lentils 1 medium yellow onion, diced … Continued

Recipe for Cannabis Gingersnap Blondies

Gingersnap Blondies This recipe for these edibles is easier than keeping up with the sunscreen if you’re a ginger. SUGGESTED MOOD/STRAIN Ginger Punch is a hybrid that’s said to smell like strawberry candy. Makes 16 squares with 6 Tbsp cannabutter (almost 7 mg THC per piece). INGREDIENTS 1/4 cup + 2 Tbsp cannabutter (85 g) … Continued

5 Summery Recipes for the Long Weekend

Here are five recipes for those long summer weekends when all you want to do is dip. Dip things in chips, dip your feet into the water, dip into a romance novel that’s been sitting on your bedside table since last summer. Here’s some of our favourite recipes to keep you satisfied and satiated! INGREDIENTS … Continued

Brian Thomas Isaac Wins Indigenous Voices Award

We’re beyond thrilled to announce that debut author Brian Thomas Isaac has won an Indigenous Voices Award in the Published Fiction category for his coming-of-age novel All the Quiet Places. The announcement was made in a virtual ceremony Monday evening, coinciding with National Indigenous Peoples Day on June 21. The evening was hosted by Richard … Continued

Recipe for National Ethiopian Dish: Doro Wot (Spicy Chicken Stew)

Doro Wot (Spicy Chicken Stew) It doesn’t get any more authentically Ethiopian than our national chicken dish. Doro wot is a slow-cooked spicy chicken stew that’s served at every celebration and special event. You can’t say you’ve truly tried Ethiopian food until you’ve tried this spicy and savory meal. Make sure to pair it with … Continued