Posts From Pat Crocker

AUTUMN ON THE GRILL: The Flavours of Fall Sizzle with Goodness

August 23, 2018

There’s nothing like a market day in Autumn! A farmers’ market is a feast for the senses, where I can ogle mounds of produce, people-watch,...

Lemon Balm

September 1, 2017

Revered by Herbalists from Ancient Monasteries to Modern Kitchens Relax and take cheer; Lemon Balm is here. This refreshingly humble member of the Mint family,...

Recipe: Dandelion Pasta

April 4, 2017

From the Vitality Food Feature ‘The Bitter Tastes of Spring‘. Gather dandelion in the spring when the leaves are young and tender and the bitter...

Recipe: Sautéed Radicchio & Other Bitters

April 4, 2017

From the Vitality Food Feature ‘The Bitter Tastes of Spring‘. Simple, healthy, and a great way to start a meal, use just radicchio or a...

Recipe: Wilted Greens Soup

April 3, 2017

From the Vitality Food Feature ‘The Bitter Tastes of Spring‘. Greens and beans are a balanced combination of protein, fibre, vitamins and minerals. This is...

Food Feature: The Bitter Tastes of Spring

April 1, 2017

Herbalists and other healers have long championed the bitter taste of certain herbs and garden greens. Yet the majority of North Americans still shun these essential foods, preferring salty and sweet over the equally important sour and bitter.

More Sweet Solutions

February 1, 2017

(Editor’s note: In Part One of this article, Pat Crocker reviewed a list of healthy choices that can add a touch of sweetness to any...

Recipe: Herbal Power Balls

December 1, 2016

From the Vitality Food Feature ‘Sweet Solutions – Healthy Alternative Sweeteners for the Festive Season I treat these gems as medicinal truffles because they are...

Sweet Solutions – Healthy Alternative Sweeteners for the Festive Season

December 1, 2016

Are you hosting a holiday party for guests who are diabetic or counting calories? Are you following a Ketogenic Diet (low carb / moderate protein...

Recipe: Walnut-Olive Pesto

May 1, 2016

From the Vitality Food Feature ‘Freshen Up Your Spring Menu with Plant-Based Meals‘. (Makes ½ cup) Ingredients ½ cup walnuts ¼ cups pitted black olives...

Freshen Up Your Spring Menu with Plant-Based Meals

May 1, 2016

The first green spikes poking through winter’s crusty grip seem to be my trigger for initiating all sorts of gritty tasks like cleaning cupboards and lightening up closets.

Recipe: Grilled Portobello Mushroom Stack

May 1, 2016

From the Vitality Food Feature ‘Freshen Up Your Spring Menu with Plant-Based Meals‘. It’s like a decadent, oozing burger, full of texture and flavour and...

Recipe: Spring Greens and Peas Soup

May 1, 2016

From the Vitality Food Feature ‘Freshen Up Your Spring Menu with Plant-Based Meals‘. In the northern hemisphere, when the sun makes its climb towards the...

Recipe: Red Curry Paste

December 4, 2015

From the Vitality Food Feature ‘FIRE UP YOUR WINTER MEALS‘. (Makes 1 cup) Ingredients 3 cloves garlic 1 slice candied ginger (or 1 Tbsp fresh...

Recipe: Corn Chowder

December 4, 2015

From the Vitality Food Feature ‘FIRE UP YOUR WINTER MEALS‘. Sweet and hot, we add a dash of sour to this ultimate of comfort foods....

Pat’s Cayenne Fire Cider

December 4, 2015

The name sounds daring, and the brew is ablaze with the energy of healing ingredients.

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