ginger, rediscovered.

This past May we went on a long-anticipated trip to Japan. For three weeks, we walked, ate, observed, photographed, and talked our way through some of the major cities and smaller rural areas. We practised the little phrases of Japanese we had learned (I spent almost an hour trying to perfect my pronounciation of konbanwa, […]

going for a meander.

Hello. It’s been a while. My hollow legs have been busy.  Somewhat.  Mostly going between the fridge-stove-counter.  But also scrambling up mountains, squatting to look at worms committing suicide on sidewalks, crossing in various patterns while sitting on coffee shop chairs.   The brain sitting somewhere above the hollow legs has been busy too, reading cookbooks, imagining […]

pumpkin ginger cranberry snack bars.

These were the second type of bars that I made for my yoga/Ayurveda workshop!  Woo! I think I prefer these bars over the Winter Sun ones – I love their chewy, moist texture, and the deep flavour of the molasses balances well with the heat of the dried ginger.  These are based off of the […]

thank you cookies.

As I get older, I slowly begin to accept myself for being how I am.  Accept, and then mitigate, because even though I am allowed to be flawed, it would still be nice to have company.  In order to make up for my lacks in social grace, I thrust my cooking and baking on my […]

ginger carob cake.

All year long I drink hot water with a few slices of fresh ginger in it, as a cleansing tonic to help with digestion and a cure-all for various ailments.  However, it is only when the winter holidays roll around do I seem to think of making gingerbread.  Its dark, moist, spicy and complex flavour […]