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Pages containing a selection of recipes for breads, cakes, jams, sauces, and various other things can be found using the drop down menu at the top right of this page.

The recipes on my recipe pages in this section are generally ones that I have found through various sources, or been given by family members or friends. Remember, the recipes can easily be adapted to suit your needs; experimenting with recipes is half the fun of cooking, after all!


Wondering why there’s not much in the way of actual meal recipes? Simple! Most meals involve some meat, or fish, or meat substitute, or vegetables, or a combination there of, which you cook with a certain sauce, or group together in a specific way. In my experience since most recipes are adaptable the best thing you can do is to take one of the sauce recipes, add your favourite meal ingredients and start cooking! The difference, for example, between sweet and sour chicken and sweet and sour tofu, is that one has chicken added to the sauce and the other has tofu added to the sauce. So rather than take the time to post all the different recipes and list all the variations of all of them, I’ve just collected up the sauces and some examples of other recipes (such as a bread recipe I know works well, and a couple of examples of cake recipes). It saves time for me, and gives you less to have to look through!


If you still need more inspiration, however, there are some links to recipe sites on our links page.


These days pretty much everything is available year-round. But, do you want to eat what’s in season?


If you do then take a look at the list of seasonal fruits and vegetables below:


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Fruit/Vegetable/Herb, season

Apples, late summer through fall (cold storage until spring)

Apricots, late spring through early summer

Artichokes, spring and again early fall

Arugula, available year-round but best in spring and fall

Asparagus, spring

Avocados, classically summer, but now harvested year-round

Basil, summer

Beets, year-round

Belgian Endive, available year-round but best in fall and winter

Blackberries, summer

Blueberries, summer

Bok Choy, fall through spring

Boysenberries, early summer

Broccoli, year-round but best in fall and winter

Broccoli raab, fall through spring

Brussels sprouts, late fall and winter

Cabbage, best in late fall and winter but available year-round

Cantaloupes, late summer

Cardoons, winter and early spring

Carrots, year-round

Cauliflower, best in fall and winter but available year-round

Celeriac/celery root, fall and winter

Celery, best in fall and winter but available year-round

Cilantro, cool weather herb whose season varies from fall through spring in warm areas and spring and summer in cooler areas

Chard, summer and fall

Cherries, late spring and summer

Chicories, fall and winter

Chiles, summer

Clementines, winter

Collard greens, year-round

Corn, summer

Cranberries, fall

Cucumbers, summer

Edamame, fall

Eggplant, summer and early fall

Escarole, fall and winter

Fava beans, spring

Fennel, fall through spring

Fiddleheads, spring

Figs, summer and fall

Garbanzo beans, fresh in summer (dried year-round)

Garlic, summer and fall (stored year-round)

Gooseberries, summer

Garlic scapes/green garlic, spring

Grapefruit, winter and spring

Grapes, late summer and early fall

Green beans, summer and early fall

Green onions, spring through fall

Herbs, various year-round

Horseradish, fall and winter

Huckleberries, late summer and early fall

Jerusalem artichokes/sunchokes, fall and winter

Kale, best in fall and winter

Kiwis, winter and into spring

Kohlrabi, late fall through spring

Kumquats, late winter and spring

Leeks, fall through spring

Lemongrass, summer and fall

Lemons, winter and spring

Lettuce, available year-round nationally but best in spring

Limes, late summer and fall

Mandarins, winter

Mangoes, summer

Marionberries, summer

Melons, summer and early fall

Mint, year-round

Morels, spring

Mushrooms (cultivated), year-round

Mushrooms (wild), spring through fall

Nectarines, summer

Nettles, spring

New Potatoes, spring

Okra, late summer and early fall

Onions, spring through fall (stored in winter)

Oranges (Navel), winter and spring

Oranges (Valencia), spring and summer

Oregano, year-round

Parsley, year-round

Parsnips, fall through spring

Peaches, summer

Pears, fall

Pea greens, spring

Peas and pea pods, spring and early summer

Peppers (sweet), summer and early fall

Persimmons, fall and early winter

Plums & pluots, summer

Pomegranates, fall

Pommelos, winter

Potatoes, late summer through fall but available from storage year-round

Pumpkins, fall

Quinces, fall

Radicchio, late summer through early spring

Radishes, spring through fall

Radishes (daikon, watermelon, other large varieties), fall and winter

Rapini, fall through spring

Raspberries, summer

Rhubarb, spring and early summer

Rosemary, year-round

Rutabagas, fall and winter

Sage, year-round

Salsify, fall and winter

Scallions, spring through fall

Shallots, summer and fall (from storage through winter)

Shelling beans, summer and early fall

Snap peas/snow peas/pea pods, spring

Sorrel, year-round

Spinach, year-round

Spring Onions, spring and early summer

Sprouts, year-round

Squash (summer), summer

Squash (winter), fall and winter

Stinging Nettles, spring

Strawberries, spring and summer

Sunchokes/Jerusalem artichokes, fall and winter

Sweet Onions, spring and summer

Sweet potatoes, fall and winter

Tangerines, winter

Thyme, year-round

Tomatillos, late summer and early fall

Tomatoes, summer

Turnips, fall through spring

Watercress, year-round

Watermelons, summer

Winter Squash, fall and winter

Zucchini, summer

Zucchini Blossoms, summer


***List created using various sources around the web.***


For an A-Z list of fruits and vegetables - and herbs too - which I put together on my blog in late 2015, go to


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