Author Archives: Mama B

About Mama B

Local food loving, happily married, home educating mom of two who blogs (myediblejourney.com), Tweets (Mama__B) and loves to read cookbooks and talk food.

Boozy Cherries

A Duo Of Boozy Cherries | My Edible JourneyIt’s been an up and down week.  Our little girl needed dental work under general anaesthetic, which went incredibly smoothly, but was anxiety inducing in the time leading up to the appointment.  The weather has gone from gorgeous to understandably seasonal (read – muggy & hot), but it produced a gorgeous storm.  And just as I was settling into strawberries, cherries appeared!  I don’t think I’ve ever bought them this early.  They are firmly a July harvest, in my mind. Continue reading

Roasted Strawberry Ice Cream

Roasted Strawberry Ice Cream | My Edible JourneyIt’s strawberry season!

It got hot this week.  Like, for a day it got really hot.  And humid.  And uncomfortable.  Partly because we still haven’t turned on the air conditioning yet.  But that’s okay.  Because the heat did something else.  It spurred the local early strawberries to ripen.  And ripen they did!  It’s strawberry season! Continue reading

So Much Spinach

Spinach | My Edible JourneyThe weather has been beautiful.  Warm days, very few of them truly hot, and cool nights, perfect for sleeping with the window open.  This is how I like my summer (partly because I hate how much it costs to use the air conditioning).  I know, I know, it’s not technically summer yet.  I’m not trying to rush things, honest (never mind that the year is almost half over already).

This weather has been perfect for our spinach.  The leaves have remained tender and vibrant, with no signs of bolting.  My daughter and I planted it several weeks ago.  It was the first thing to go into the ground, and one of the first edibles from our garden this year. Continue reading

Lemon Iced Tea

Lemon Iced Tea | My Edible JourneyWe have at last put the bone chilling cold behind us and have tasted summer.  That may sound dramatic, but it really was the winter that would.not.end in Southern Ontario (and many other areas, going by the teeth chattering heard around Twitter).  Hot chocolate is a distant memory now.  Bring on the frosty drinks and cool libations. Continue reading

Rhubarb Compote

Granola Topped Rhubarb Fool | My Edible Journey

Hi. I’m back. It wasn’t the hiatus that I’d expected, and I didn’t quite accomplish what I wanted to with this space, but I can’t keep things on hold indefinitely while I sort out techy issues. Plus, the garden is producing food again! So how can I stay away? Continue reading

Glazed Lemon Bundt Cake with Lemon Sauce

Glazed Lemon Bundt Cake | My Edible JourneyEat all the lemons!

There is something about lemons and Easter.  I don’t know what it is, but I lost track of the number of lemons I used this past weekend.  I made fresh lemonade, a lemon, garlic and oregano rub for a grilled leg of lamb, and I squeezed lemon over roasted golden beets…  I was going to make a modified version of this lemon vinaigrette, too, but I thought it might be too much.  As it was, this cake, with it’s glaze and sauce, packed a lemony punch all on it’s own. Continue reading

Rice Salad with Curried Chickpeas, Pineapple and Cashews

Rice Salad with Curried Chickpeas Pineapple and Cashewse | My Edible Journey

Spring has sprung!

Well, “sprung” may be a bit of a strong word.  Spring has shown up.  Kind of.  The robins came back, if only because they’re programmed to.  We still had snow on the ground last week.  But at the moment the small amounts of warmth and sunshine that we’ve been graced with have produced soft buds on the raspberry canes, tiny, grassy stalks of pungent chives poking out of the leaf litter and an abundance of bunnies, which last year ate our peas down to stumps before they ever had a chance.  Hmmm…

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Vanilla Ice Cream Cookies

Vanilla Ice Cream Cookies | My Edible Journey

I can’t help myself.

I am incapable of making my basic chocolate chip cookie recipe the same way twice.  I’ve changed up the chips, added cocoa, used different flours and extracts…  My family, oddly enough, has never complained.

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Maple Panna Cotta with Maple Caramel

Maple Panna Cotta with Maple Caramel Sauce | My Edible Journey

So many maple memories

Growing up where we are in Southern Ontario, every March brought with it a few things.  The promise of spring, a break from school, and a trip to the Sugar Bush.  I think we went every year, at least through grade 5 or 6.  And I can recall going a few other times, either with family or with a local community group.

By grade 3 I could have given the tour.  I probably still could.  From the hollowed out birch troughs in which fire heated stones were dropped into pure sap, over and over, until just the syrup remained, to the innovation that was the tap, allowing trees to be harmlessly relieved of their nectar season after season, to the modern plastic piping and glorious sugar shacks where the liquid was carefully tended to ensure the end result would be properly viscous and sweet.  The process is time consuming, but can even be tackled at home, if you have a couple of sugar maple trees.  Don’t believe me?  Read this wonderful post by my friend Tiffany at Eating Niagara (then follow her blog – you won’t be sorry), Continue reading