Berry Lemon Oven Pancake | Swirls and Spice

Berry Lemon Oven Pancake

Oven pancakes are faster and easier than you might think.  There’s a good reason why the Swedes, Germans, and Dutch are known for them.  Not only are “Dutch babies” or oven pancakes delicious, you can whip up the batter in less than five minutes.  Pop it in the oven and 25 minutes later, a hot breakfast is served! I usually wake up hungry.  But pancakes seem … Continue reading Berry Lemon Oven Pancake

Blueberry Lime Fruit Gummies

Blueberry Lime Fruit Gummies

Tangy, sweet, and chewy, a touch of lime transports these healthy treats into the ultimate snack realm.  Elderberry and blueberries give added boosts of antioxidants and immune support.  But once these gems are ready to pick up, everyone will be too busy biting into the flavours to notice the hidden benefits. This recipe is linked to Allergy Free Wednesdays and here. Continue reading Blueberry Lime Fruit Gummies

Blueberry Lime Applesauce with Ginger

Simple, zingy, and astonishingly delicious–this homemade blueberry applesauce with ginger tastes sublime!  Another batch needs to be made soon, because we can’t get enough! A friend called me up last Friday and asked if I could go with her to gather some surplus apples in the neighbourhood.  The funny thing is, I had been hoping to score some free apples in the coming weeks.  I … Continue reading Blueberry Lime Applesauce with Ginger

Sparkling Saskatoon Berry Punch

Sparkling Saskatoon Berry Punch

  Parties are popping up everywhere this month, with graduations and weddings and anniversary celebrations happening.  And to celebrate with a glass of punch is certainly appropriate and desirable in this case, thanks to the berries.  I’ve rarely met a punch I don’t like, and though I’ll drink it in any colour, I prefer to tint mine with mostly natural ingredients. If you are not … Continue reading Sparkling Saskatoon Berry Punch

Saskatoon Berry Applesauce Bars

Combine a fragrant medley of spices with locally picked Saskatoon berries in a moist applesauce batter and what do you get?  An exercise in self control.  I have to put these out of sight or I am too quickly drawn to eat “just one more.” Blueberries can easily be substituted for Saskatoon berries in most recipes (and vice versa).  We now live in an area … Continue reading Saskatoon Berry Applesauce Bars