Spring shepherd’s pie, vegan style – let the lambs frolic!

I tested this pie at two separate spring potlucks, and the results were unanimous—it’s yummy! I adapted the recipe from Sarah Kramer’s Vegan À Go-Go, and I love the bright colours of the peas, carrots, and corn. For St. Patrick’s Day I made a four-leaf clover from peas, and for a Sunday brunch with my cousins … Continue reading Spring shepherd’s pie, vegan style – let the lambs frolic!

Blessings for the winter solstice – pecan fudge pie!

May the trees rest peacefully this winter, under their blanket of snow. May the earth continue her turning, gently nudging the darkness toward light. May all beings be happy, fed, and warm. The winter solstice gathering at Monkey Valley was cancelled due to early snow and overworked snow plowers. I drove out of the valley … Continue reading Blessings for the winter solstice – pecan fudge pie!

Saturday morning cookies at Monkey Valley

I woke up this sunny morning with a yen for chocolate cookies… for breakfast. With a cup of decaf… served on the porch. The wonderful thing about Saturday mornings is there’s time for indulging such fantasies. So I got out the silver mixing bowls and baking sheet, and the delightful measuring cups and spoons of … Continue reading Saturday morning cookies at Monkey Valley

Soapberry Indian ice cream

Indian ice cream—a gift from the land At the August vision fast at Monkey Valley, the spot where our council circle met had some translucent reddish-orange berries that looked very succulent. I licked one and found it to be very bitter. The faster asked what they were, but I didn’t know, and didn’t even recall seeing … Continue reading Soapberry Indian ice cream