Recipes

Rob’s Hearty Potato Soup

October 13, 2023 |

Two sets of circumstances instigated the creation of this soup.  We arrived in Newfoundland early in June to find our home there enveloped in the impenetrable fog that only Newfoundland can conjure up.  It was abundant and heavy and had already taken over our little town for three weeks.  The air was heavy and dense…

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Rosemary Roasted Potatoes

May 26, 2023 |

Potatoes are without a doubt high on the “favourite vegetable list” of most people.  Unfortunately, the way they are often prepared and the ingredients that are regularly added to them can turn a potato that came out of the soil a healthy vegetable into one that is very high in calories with much of its…

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Enjoying the Goodness of Cocoa Powder

May 7, 2023 |

If you have read my article on chocolate and cocoa beans you may be interested to try out this recipe. It makes up a tempting panful of brownies with a deceptively rich texture and the wonderful aroma and flavour of dark chocolate. I’ve included a recipe for frosting for that extra-special occasion. Note:  I never…

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A Quick and Savoury Indian Soup

April 14, 2023 |

Soups are a very versatile food choice.  They are often used as an appetizer or for a hearty lunch with the addition of a crunchy bread product.  We like to use soup as the star of our main meal for the day and this one, with its delicious and healthy variety of Indian spices, its…

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Holiday Hacks & Hints: Part Three

December 9, 2022 |

A Plant-Based Holiday Dinner  The December holiday season is rolling quickly towards us and with it come festivities with family and friends and the inevitable foods of celebration.  Unhappily, the traditional foods we prepare at this time of year are not usually at the top of the healthy check list. Whatever holiday you may be…

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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.