Gingerbread, recipe, baking, christmas, DIY

Gingerbread Fairy Village Cake

Gingerbread Fairy Huts Gingerbread is a wonderful traditional recipe, it was originally brought from Armenia to France in 992.  Personally I love gingerbread in all its forms cookies, puddings and especially cakes. a a As my blog is named Faeries and Fauna I intermittently post something faerie themed so instead of making a full size gingerbread house I made a fairy village cake. Gingerbread Recipe This gingerbread is hard enough to make small fairy huts…

Fall, Muffin, Loaf, Recipe, Baking

Beet Loaf and Beet Cornmeal Muffins

Beets are a beautiful fall vegetable We all really like beets around here and hardly ever eat them.  Its really my fault because I don’t offer them as much as I could.  I like to take baby beets and just roast them, Herman’s favorite is pickled beets.  My grand mother cooked with beets much more than I remember too.  This loaf recipe is hers.  It’s one of my favorites for fall because you can taste…

Apple, Pumpkin, Fall, Recipes

Pumpkin and Apple Pie

Traditional Fall Pie Some things are meant to be exactly like Grama made them. It honours the cooks of our previous generations, provides tradition and lets face it if they weren’t amazing recipes they would never last long enough to become traditions.  Most guests love either pumpkin or apple pie  and can share a childhood memory of eating someones. Apple Pie Lets start with the apple pie. I only make apple pie in the fall,…

Galvanized, Muffins, Fall, Recipes

Fall Muffins

Fall Flavours in Muffins Fall muffins are delicious, the textures of seeds, oats and the traditional fall flavours of pumpkin and maple are perfect for muffin recipes. I didn’t grow up on the farm like all my older brothers did.  They remember being all excited about a new lard pail lunch kit and then getting mad because the city children teased them.  I bought one as a keepsake and use it to store raisins. I…

Cookies, Fall, Caramel, Baking

Caramel Nut Cookies

Fall – Time for Caramel Cookies Fall flavours are amazing, it really is harvest season.    Grains and baking take up a bigger part of my fall meals planning.  The scent of baked cookies from a warm oven become a welcome addition to the home atmosphere. Spices, apples, fresh nuts,  caramel and maple are all reappearing in our menus. I was craving caramel but didn’t want anything too sweet.  The oatmeal and nuts in this recipe cut down on…

Baking, Recipe, Fall, Breads, Buns

Butterhorns with Maple Butter

Montreal is a long way from Edmonton, you can purchase real French Canadian maple syrup here but you have to go to the airport or a pricey specialty store to buy maple butter. The two most delicious things I ate in Montreal, was Schwartz’s Montreal smoked meat and maple butter.  I would prefer to go to Montreal every fall to get some,  but realistically I had to learn to make my own.   (Sigh) aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa To make maple…

Baking, DIY, Ice Cream

Peanut Butter Choc Chip Ice Cream Bowls

I am currently working pretty hard on fall craft sale items.  I am trying to create a mountain of goodies for the upcoming sale.  That on top of writing blogs and summer visitors is taking its toll on my housekeeping and meal planning. I  try to make something special for Herman’s first night home,  this week he settled for european hot dogs ( he does all the barbequing) and a quick dessert. This is one…

Recipe, Ice Cream, DIY, Cooking

Whiskey Ice Cream Sauce with Maple Candied Bacon and Pecans

Maple Candied Bacon and Whiskey My best friends favorite food is bacon, mine most certainly is Not.  Over the years we have had many laughs about how opposite our tastes are on pretty much everything, yet were so well knit together.  Bacon is just one of a bazillion examples.  This maple candied bacon recipe is for her. a a During a recent phone conversation of course we were talking about my blog.  She mentioned how…