Berry Cobbler

This is a delightful way to use up berries from your garden. I strongly recommend using fresh berries as frozen berries will alter the cooking time for the biscuit topping and may end up crispy on top and undercooked on the bottom. Ingredients 4 cups fresh berries 2 eggs well beaten 2/3 cup granulated sugar…

Rhubarb Cake

This is a light cake that would be perfect with a cup of coffee or tea. Ingredients 1 1/2 cups brown sugar 1/2 cup vegetable shortening 1 egg 1 cup sour soy milk 1 tsp vanilla 2 cups flour 1 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp salt 1 1/2 cups finely chopped fresh rhubarb 1/2 cup…

Swiss Apple Pie

This pie does not have a crust per se – it’s a little more like an apple cake in a pie plate. Grandma’s recipe didn’t make a lot of sense so I looked up some Swiss Apple Pie recipes online and adapted one that was the closest to Grandma’s. Thanks to Olga’s Flavour Factory for…

Heather’s Rhubarb Crisp

I found this little gem of a recipe, hand-written and tucked in the back of an old recipe box that belonged to my grandma. A tip of the hat to Heather, whoever she is/was, as this was simply divine. Filling Ingredients 4-5 cups chopped rhubarb 3/4 cup granulated sugar 1/4 cup flour 1/2 tsp cinnamon…

Apple Crisp Pie

When I made this to test out Grandma’s recipe, Meghan called this “the best of both worlds” because you get the delicious pie crust as well as the delicious crisp topping. Pie Ingredients 1 uncooked pastry shell 1 tbsp flour 4-5 cups apples, peeled and thinly sliced (I used granny smith) 2 tbsp cornstarch 1/2…

Crunchy Rhubarb

When I first found this recipe I didn’t really know what to expect because I didn’t know if the rhubarb itself would come out crunchy or the topping, or both. For the record, it’s the topping that comes out crunchy – this might be better named Rhubarb Crisp. Ingredients 4 1/2 cups fresh rhubarb, chopped…

Fresh Apple Cake

This apple cake is moist and delicious. I’ve finished it with a brown sugar frosting in the photo. Ingredients 1 cup granulated sugar 1/4 cup oil 1 egg, slightly beaten 1 cup flour 1 tsp baking soda 1 tsp cinnamon 1/4 nutmeg 1/4 tsp salt 2 cups apples, pared and choppled 1/2 cup soy milk…

Coconut Macaroons

A few years after my grandmother’s death, my grandfather gave me an old box of recipes that had belonged to her. They were almost entirely recipes from “Gurney” but there were some annotations from Grandma and sometimes her own recipes or adaptations written on the backs of the cards. I kept that old box all…

Porcupines

This was a really fun discovery among Grandma’s recipes. I found this recipe by accident, hand-written on the back of another recipe card. I actually had no idea what I was making when I started out but they turned out chewy (almost gooey) and made me feel like I was eating something healthy on account…

Tofu Morocco

This recipe delivers more flavour than you might expect from so few ingredients. We served this over Grandma’s wheat bulgur and rice with vegetables. Ingredients 1 cup uncooked bulgur wheat 1 tbsp olive oil 1/2 large onion, chopped 1 1/2 blocks of extra firm tofu, cubed 1 can of diced tomatoes (28 oz) 1/2 cup…