Irish Coffee Mousse

  I can’t stand  coffee! I hate everything about it; the smell, the flavour, the ground grind mess, but mostly my hubbies breath after he has had his daily dosage.  I am a tea drinker where my hubbie is totally addicted to coffee.  The man can’t function without at least 4-6 cups a day.  So it … Continue reading

Gluten Free Baileys Brownies

  I wanted to start testing new gluten-free recipes for this summer’s farmers market.   I continue to get more requests for bake goods that are gluten-free, so I was on the hunt for the perfect treat.   I have an amazing recipe for a flour-less chocolate cake, so a brownie recipe seemed like a logical next … Continue reading

National Cupcake Day

February 29th is National Cupcake Day People all over Canada participate to help raise money for the SPCA and Human Society.  It seemed like a natural for me to help out, as I love to bake and I love animals.  I started planning my cupcake party weeks before my event.  I registered  and set up … Continue reading

Valentine Cookies

  Valentines Day is one of those holidays that you love or hate.  I love it because it revolves around sweets.  February 14th falls roughly 6 weeks from Jan 1st  . They say around week 6 people have broken their New Years resolutions and are ready for treats.  Valentines Day gives me the opportunity to … Continue reading

Christmas Markets in Europe

I love Christmas. I love everything about the season.  The decorations, the lights, the food, spending time with family and friends and the feeling of good will to all men.  On a business trip to Munich several years ago I was lucky enough to be in Munich over the holidays, it was beautiful.  To my bucket … Continue reading

Wholly Granoly !!!

Wholly Granoly !!!

This was my first attempt at granola bars. I have made lots of no-bake granola squares but I am not sure if they even count.  “The Exchange” in Bolton, asked me to make treats as a film crew were coming in to do a story about the new facility. It seems like every thing I … Continue reading

The Chicken or the Egg

The Chicken or the Egg

The age old question of :what came first the chicken or the egg? Well for me it was definitely the chicken. I am proud to say Transvaal Farm is now the proud owner of 12 Rhode Island Red Chickens. My son, hubby, brother and father have been working at getting the chicken coop ready for … Continue reading



  The Farmers Market starts in 10 days so I have been busy testing out new recipes. The one vendor who sells freshly cooked egg sandwiches will not be attending this summer, which is a shame as I love her breakfast snacks. I was on a mission to find a possible recipe that could fill … Continue reading

Stuffed Rhubarb Scones

Stuffed Rhubarb Scones

I am lucky enough to have four huge rhubarb patches here on the farm. In the last two days I have been taking care of them with my fathers instructions and excellent guidance.  I am learning about the right fertilizer and manure to use so my rhubarb will become those large beautiful plants we all … Continue reading

Spring on the Farm

Well it certainly has been a long hard winter on the farm.  Our first winter and I thought the snow would NEVER end.  I am happy to say I am finally seeing signs that spring is really here.  Today I actually saw a robin, so I think I can officially say its spring.  This past … Continue reading