coming home & gujarati rice pudding

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it hardly seems
a moment passed
before the coming home
to understand
beginnings
have no end

Bobbie Ward

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chocolate almond truffles

chocolate almond truffles | conifères & feuillus

If you liked my recent recipe for chocolate almond cookies, then you will surely like this one as well. It’s very similar; still easy and delicious, still vegan, almost refined sugar-free, but instead of baking and making cookies, we’re making truffles. Perfect for packaging up and giving away to someone special… just be sure to make some for yourself as well!chocolate almond truffles | conifères & feuillus
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the meaning of philotimo & melomakarona, traditional greek christmas cookies

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Perhaps it may be time to define what philotimo means to every citizen of the world.  —Manos Hatzimalonas

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vegan chocolate almond cookies

vegan chocolate almond cookies | conifères & feuillus

The last faded autumn leaflet hangs from a frozen branch, just a short fall from the tree to winter. ~ Terri Guillemets

In a wink of an eye, the last month of the year is here. At the beginning of the year, a year always seems like a long period of time but once December arrives, we can’t help but wonder where did the time go as we busy ourselves with the festivities of the season and the closing of yet another year.
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buttermilk wheat bran muffins

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Growing up, my favourite activity was reading. It wasn’t uncommon to find me with my nose in a book and my mind lost in between its pages. If I wasn’t reading a book, then I could have been found in the library, going through the rows and rows of books looking for the perfect stack to come home with.
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nan khatai, the indian shortbread

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In the midst of darkness, light persists. – Mahatma Gandhi

Growing up in Montréal, Diwali always lacked the fanfare of Diwali celebrations taking place in India or elsewhere around the world. But still, we celebrated by lighting small clay lamps around the house and, of course, with homemade sweets. Today’s recipe is for my not-so-sweet nan khatai. nan khatai, the indian shortbread | conifères & feuillus Continue reading “nan khatai, the indian shortbread”

rose lassi

Rose Lassi | conifères & feuillus

If there be thorns, there shall be roses.

When we first made our journey from India to Canada, packed in our suitcases among our humble belongings was a small treasure trove of what always seemed to my younger self as magical potions and such. Having grown up in India, my parents were well versed in homemade ayurvedic remedies. We brought with us such things as eucalyptus (nilgiri) oil, sandalwood oil, churna and rose water to name a few.Rose Lassi | conifères & feuillus Continue reading “rose lassi”