Roasted Japaleno & Lime Hummus

(May 26, 2015)

Roasted Jalapeño and Lime Hummus

Makes about 2 cups
1-3 (or more!) jalapeños
2 cups cooked chickpeas or 1 15-ounce can chickpeas
3-4 tablespoons lime juice
2 cloves garlic, roughly chopped
2 tablespoons tahini (or substitute extra-virgin olive oil)
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon coriander
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 tablespoons minced cilantro (optional)
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Plants that thrive in Calgary

(May 26, 2015)

Certified horticulturist and fifth generation Albertan, Kath Smyth is passionate about helping Calgarians create beautiful yards that are easy on the wallet and the environment too.  She credits her mother and grandfather for inspiring her gardening passion.

"They both loved gardening and had fabulous yards. Watching them, I learned what worked and didn't work when it comes to growing in the prairie... read more.

Homemade Fruit Gummies

(May 05, 2015)

Here are a couple of easy recipes to do with the kids and can be stored in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.

Fruit Juice Gummies

2 cups fruit juice 
4 packets Knox gelatin
Honey to taste

  1. Pour 1 1/2C fruit juice into small sauce pan and heat over medium heat until it reaches a gentle boil.
  2. While juice in saucepan is heating, pour remaining 1/2 C juice into bowl.  Add gelatin and let bloom for 5 mins.
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Laundry Tip

(May 05, 2015)


Been camping in the Alberta backcountry? Or pulling out the camping gear from storage and it's got a "funky" smell? Just looking for a greener way to get rid of smells in clothes or blankets? Grab the box of baking soda from the cupboard and add about 1/2 cup to the wash with your regular detergent. Wash as usual and the smells will wash away. Also can be used in both traditional and HE washing ma... read more.