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Treat yourself and your loved ones to an amazing Thanksgiving meal

There’s no need to serve a dried-out turkey or thin, tasteless gravy. Just follow these easy steps and treat yourself and your loved ones to an amazing Thanksgiving meal.
Kale in the garden at Hollyhock

Kale with toasted pine nuts, currants and spice oil

Kale with Toasted Pine Nuts, Currants and Moroccan Infused Spice Oil Dressing up kale with a little olive oil and garlic is usually all we need, but this slow simmering infusion of Morrocan...
Hollyhock Quinoa Chocolate Cake

Quinoa chocolate cake recipe

What’s not to love about a flourless chocolate cake made dense and fudgy by cooked quinoa?

Easy gluten-free homemade corn tortillas

No more bags of dry, stale tortillas. Make your own for a fraction of the price, and enjoy a tastier and healthier version of this fun bread treat.

Lynchburg Lemonade: sunshine in a drink

Spring has arrived, and this bright drink will help you enjoy the sunny days on the patio. This cocktail hails from Lynchburg, Tennessee, a city that sees more sunshine than rain. Best of all,...

St. Patrick's Day cocktail: orange chocolate dream with Bailey's

St. Patrick’s Day is coming up on Sunday. To celebrate the occasion, here is a cocktail recipe featuring Baileys Irish Cream.  This dessert drink is creamy and yields a subtle orange flavour...

Growing basil in the winter: harvesting and plant food

Billy the basil plant is alive and well. Read on to find more tips on growing basil indoors and our food editor's go-to marinara recipe.

Recipe for a classic margarita for National Margarita Day

It's Friday, but that's not the only reason to have a drink: today happens to be National Margarita Day. There are many variations of this classic Mexican cocktail. It can be served with ice, blended...

Recipe for Amaretto/Bourbon Sour

Amaretto/Bourbon Sour. A twist on a delightful classic.

Spelt flour crepes for Valentine’s Day

My wife loves crepes, but struggles with wheat. My mission was to find a crepe recipe that I could make for her without resorting to wheat. As I did my research, another mission came along: find a...