Dog Day: The Girls Go Gaga for Halloween

“Here it is, Halloween again, and once again, Mum has us decked in these silly costumes. . . seriously, Mum, Lady Gaga?? I mean,  how many more years will I have to put up with such indignities? A bad romance, indeed. . . . “ “What do you mean, Elsie? I LOVED my costume this […]

Dog Day: Who’s Your Mama?

For all the moms out there. . .  Whether a Mom by birth, [My mother on her wedding day, aged 22] a Mom by choice, [Elsie, you’re a pretty good pillow.”] or a Mom you hold close in your heart, [My Mom at my wedding, aged 59, three years before she died.] Wishing you all day […]

Festive Recipes for Easter

[Today is the last day to enter two cookbook giveaways!  Enter to win 500 Vegan Recipes right here on DDD–check this post.  And if you’d like a free copy of my cookbook, Sweet Freedom, hop over to Sally’s blog and enter before midnight tonight!] I’ll be back with a new recipe over the weekend, but […]

How I Spent My Florida Vacation, Part I

[Sorry this is a long post. . . feel free to chop it up into manageable segments, like a honkin’ big Florida grapefruit.] Does this look like a deadly weapon? Can it really be a week since the HH and I took off for parts unknown in Florida? I guess time really does fly when you’re […]

Well-Balanced Red and Green for the Holidays: Chiles en Nogada

One of the most common traits exhibited by Libras is, supposedly, “indecisiveness.”  As a Libra myself, I don’t really mind that description.  Well, maybe a little.  But not really–it’s all in good humor, right?  Then again, who likes to be called “indecisive”?  Am I offended?! Yes. No. Definitely. . . . maybe. Represented by the scales, Libras […]

Let’s Get This Party Started: Tempeh Bacon-Topped, Roasted Plum and Baby Spinach Salad

Well, it’s Canadian Thanksgiving on Monday, which can only mean one thing:  Star Trek marathon on Space Channel!  Or maybe: Ellen Page gets a surprise celebration from buddy Justin Long? Or how about: only 257 more days until summer? Okay, in reality, Thanksgiving means that, like it or not, the holiday season is already upon us.  […]

Gastronomic Gifts VI: It’s the Great Pumpkin, Butter*

*Or, Merry Christmas, Charlie Brown. Now Eat Some Delicious Spread. [There’s just nothing like a homemade gift for the holidays.  This year, with the purse strings a little tighter than usual, I’m determined to make at least a few in my kitchen–and thought I’d share my ideas in case you’d like to partake, too.  ] I know that […]

Extreme Meme, an Award and an Injury: Some Non-Food Tidbits

Recently, I was tagged by Kelly at The Pink Apron and River of Wing It Vegan to share 7 random facts about myself, and Giz at Equal Opportunity Kitchen to do a blog-related meme. I do enjoy memes (and love reading about others through their memes), but I must admit that I am finding it more and […]

Dog Day: Happy Halloween

Possible Captions: “”We are peasant babooshkas who have toiled in the fields and lost our fortunes, so please give us some food.” “We are cute little homeless girls and we have lost our fortunes, so please give us some food.” “We are (food)bank robbers here to get our fortunes, so give us some food–or else.” “Mum, we […]

Holiday Bundt Apple Cake

[Looking for the revamped gluten-free, refined sugar-free, dairy-free, egg-free version? It’s here.] One of the shared quirks of most Canadians is our propensity to focus on the weather (well, that, and our internationally-recognized, world-renowned politeness. Oh, but please do excuse me for interrupting that train of thought with a parenthesis–how very rude! I do apologize). We […]