Foods

Should I Put Bananas into My Smoothie?

June 21, 2024 |

Were you disappointed to hear the results of a recent study that discovered that bananas in a smoothie can result in an 84% loss of the polyphenols from the berries that you were hoping to benefit from?  We certainly were.  Yes, we thought, we could leave the bananas out of our smoothies.  We experimented with…

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A Creamy Delight

May 24, 2024 |

This recipe has been a long time in the making.  My husband, Rob, had an idea in mind for a delicious tomato soup and many versions of it have been produced in the last few years.  This year, though, he declared himself satisfied.  Here is his recipe.    Roasted Creamy Tomato Soup 3 lbs Roma…

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The Promise of Fresh Basil

April 26, 2024 |

A dear friend of ours produces a fabulous garden every summer and we are some of the lucky recipients of her produce.  Last summer her basil plants prospered beyond normal limits and she sent an overflowing bag of the aromatic herb our way.  We reveled in its fragrance and then began to wonder what we…

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A Colourful Soup For a Chilly Day

April 12, 2024 |

Wintertime in Canada is generally a chilly experience but the opportunity to enjoy skiing or snowshoeing along frosty forest trails is worth braving the possibility of cold fingers and toes.   Having a favourite soup waiting for you when you get back is a great way to help warm up. This soup is full of a…

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A Chocolate Shake That Tastes Decadent….But Isn’t!

March 15, 2024 |

Did you try the recipe I shared in last week’s blog about a truly healthy chocolate shake?    The edemame pods can produce a fibrous quality that may not be just what you’re looking for.  Here is a slight variation on the recipe if you prefer a creamier product.  Just a simple ingredient substitution, taking out…

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My name is Debra Harley (BScPhm) and I welcome you to my retirement project, this website. Over the course of a life many lessons are learned, altering deeply-rooted ideas and creating new passions.