When you think of rhubarb, do you only think of rhubarb pie or rhubarb crumble?
Such a shame, as there is so much that you can do with rhubarb, including mixing up your very own rhubarb soda!
To make the rhubarb syrup:
4 cups chopped rhubarb
4 cups water
1/2 cup honey
1. Combine all of the ingredients listed above in a medium saucepan Continue reading Make Your Own Refreshing Rhubarb Soda
Rhubarb season is on in full force right now and bundles of these delicious stalks can be found at the Kamloops Farmers’ Market or right in your very own backyard.
Rhubarb was a staple in our garden growing up. I have fond memories of my Dad grabbing a stalk, dropping some sugar into the palm of my hand, and sitting next to me as we quietly enjoyed our fresh rhubarb snack together.
In my opinion, rhubarb is probably one of the most underappreciated vegetables. This low maintenance, perennial plant will not only provide many years of harvest, but can also be used in so many different ways! Here is just a sample of how we use rhubarb in our house:
- smoothies (gives it a nice, tarte taste!)
- rhubarb bbq sauce
- baking (pies, muffins, cookies)
- topping for yoghurt/oatmeal
- salad topping (honey roasted rhubarb pieces are great as a salad topping when combined with kale, greens and feta cheese!)
To be used as a topping for yoghurt, oatmeal and yes, even salad – I Continue reading Delicious & Versatile: Honey Roasted Rhubarb
At least once a week, we have soup for supper. Soups are easy to make, nutritious and best of all, warm and comforting after an afternoon playing outdoors. Here is a recipe for soup with a curry flavour using roasted squash and lentils.
½ tbsp oil
1 cup red lentils (I have brown ones at the moment!)
1 onion, finely chopped
½ inch ginger, peeled and finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1 tsp cumin seeds
½ tsp turmeric powder
½ tsp curry powder
1. Preheat the oven to 425F. Cut the squash crosswise into slices, Continue reading Kidz in the Kitchen: (Slightly) Spicy Curry Lentil Squash soup
My kids LOVE banana bread, and I needed a recipe that we could enjoy with friends who are gluten free. This recipe for Easy & Moist Gluten Free Banana Bread is not only tasty, but simple to make with no fancy ingredients needed!
2 fairly large, ripe bananas (or 3 smaller ones – the riper the better!)
2 eggs, beaten
Continue reading Kidz in the Kitchen: Easy & Moist Gluten Free Banana Bread Recipe
Breakfast should be filling, healthy and simple. That’s why I love oatmeal recipes with ingredients that you can quickly throw together and let soak until breakfast.
A few months back, I shared this recipe for Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal made right in a Mason Jar and placed in the refrigerator overnight.
I decided it was time to start using up those jars of apricots that I had canned last summer in honey and what better way to enjoy them, mixed with plain yoghurt and oats?
Take out a mason jar (I use 500 ml ones so the kids have enough room to mix) and add:
1/3 cup oats
1/3 cup of canned apricots (mine are canned in a syrup made only with honey)
Continue reading Kidz in the Kitchen: Apricot Mason Jar Oatmeal