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Sour Cherry Yogurt Scones with Cardamom Honey Butter

Sour Cherry Yogurt Scones 1

Some mornings just call out for decadence. Slow mornings. Morning that include coffee made from fresh roasted beans paired with freshly baked something or other. The sun streaming in between the curtains, creating a painting of it’s own across the table’s surface. The kind you can rest your hand in and feel it’s warmth as you slowly sip your morning brew. Slow mornings that include BUTTER. As they should.

These aren’t the regular buttery scones you might be used too. Too finicky for me. Also too finicky for slow lazy mornings. As luck would have it, they just happen to be a healthier take on the classic.

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By on September 6, 2013 in Blog, Bread, Breakfast, Brunch, Cherries, Main Ingredient, Recipes, Vegetarian

9 Incredible Fruit Smoothies To Jump Start Your Day

Smoothies are a big part of my day since moving out to the bush. Without access to farm fresh eggs, I have decided that smoothies are my go to breakfast these days. Sure there are alternatives, like toast, granola, fruit crumbles even, but those all require time in advance. Not that I don’t bake bread, but I definitely don’t want to eat it everyday, same with granola. The only exception is that I do think I could probably eat fruit crumble (the whole food version) everyday, but I don’t find them very filling. Besides it’s a little harder to sneak veggies into a crumble than into a smoothie.

So, I decided to go on a search for delicious smoothies.

AND I wanted a variety.

Today I might have blueberries, but tomorrow I may not. I may have used up all my spinach and need other vegetable options. Essentially I just need options for a variety of veggies and fruit, since my grocery deliveries are only every 3 weeks. A girl runs out of stuff. Usually the good stuff first…like cherries and spinach.

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By on May 17, 2013 in Beverage, Blog, Breakfast, Cherries, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Informational, Main Ingredient, Recipes, Snack, Vegan, Vegetarian

Dilemma Resolved: Dried Cherry, Almond & Black Pepper Biscotti Recipe

I mentioned in an earlier post on Chocolate Cherry Protein Balls that I love cookies. I don’t make them often, because I will eat them all, but also because there’s a frightening amount of sugar in every cookie recipe. Without the sugar, it’s really not a cookie. Unless, of course, it’s a biscotti! Traditionally, Italians don’t really use a lot of sugar in these little cookies, because they intended for them to be dipped in wine. An Italian biscotti just might be the answer to my cookie dilemma. I want something to satisfy a sweet tooth without all the sugar. Something to dip in a nice cup of tea in the evening with out any of the guilt. If you’ve ever felt like that, then by all means, read on.
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By on September 23, 2011 in Almond, Berries, Blog, Cherries, Dessert, Snack, Vegan, Vegetarian

Dried Sour Cherry Sauce

Dried Sour Cherry Sauce
      Lamb with a Cherry Sauce and Yam and Potato Gratin

We recently inherited a large basket of amazing goodies. The basket was full of some of our favorite items, dried sour cherries, cranberries, pecans, cashews, almonds, chocolate and the list goes on. I have the pleasure of finding fun recipes to use all these great little treats. The obvious choice would be baking, but it was not exactly what I had in mind. A two week period of Christmas baking has left me feeling like I could use a break from all the sweets.

A dried sour cherry sauce for lamb chops seemed to be a step in the right direction. Now I suspected it was going to be good, but I even surprised myself.  If you haven’t already noticed, I’m the type of person that still gets really excited when I make something with WOW factor. I don’t know if that qualifies as being tacky, like “laughing at your own jokes” which I also do, but I really can’t help myself. Maybe it’s because I still remember having to call my father a decade ago and asking him how to make spaghetti sauce. I’ve come a long way.

Now this isn’t healthy, so I apologies in advance.

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By on December 26, 2010 in Blog, Cherries, Main Ingredient, Recipes, Sauce

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