Hi, I'm Theresa Storey and I run The Green Apron Artisan Preserve Company and blog and write and garden and teach and.....

Hummus with homemade tahini

Sometimes I get cravings for gorgeous rich garlicky hummus.The only problem is I never remember to restock on chickpeas and tahini ( hummus’s main constituents) and living out here in the boonies means I can’t just nip down to the local shop and pick some up.

Today is one of those days. No chickpeas and […]

Marmalade Granola

Choosing  breakfast cereal for our family is a real pain. One  person won’t eat weetabix and one will only eat it. Two eat porridge but only some days. Cornflakes or rice crispies  soon lose their appeal and I have to make rice crispie buns to use up the  end of the box.  Many mueslis and […]

Persillade. Winters Pesto.

We were having a  heated discussion on Facebook with a canadian friend over the culinary merits of Putine ( which is basically chips covered in gravy and cheese, surprisingly yum). In defence he put up a link to the wiki page on putine and there I discovered a new ( to us ) culinary joy […]

"Kale,glorious kale"

There isn’t a lot growing in my garden at the moment . A couple of  of parsley plants, some sprouting broccolli (which isn’t yet sprouting), a few varieties of  oriental salad greens, a bit of swiss chard, and kale, lots of kale.

I thank the garden gods for kale. All through the winter and early […]

Stuffed Mushrooms

I love stuffed mushrooms and now I have access  to reasonably priced large mushrooms they have become a regular meal in our house.

They are simple and quick to make and very very yummy. You can freeze them either cooked or uncooked and reheating them from the fridge works well too. Very handy for […]

Sneaky Pumpkin Soup

I have my friend Annamarie to thank for this recipe. By accident she discovered that soup made with sweet orange vegetables such as sweet potato, squash or pumpkin can be disguised to get kids to eat it without complaint. Now I dunno about you but I dont know any kids who will happily eat any […]

Apple Pie Cake

This is the cake we take when visiting as  everyone seems to love it. Its so cinnamony, appley and yummy.  This is another one of the cakes Mom used to sell at the market. It takes very little time to make and it uses up those eating apples sitting at the bottom of the fruit […]

Meat Pie and Pasties

Yum yum yum !. I love Meat Pie.

Not a very elegant name and somewhat misleading as the pie consists mostly of various vegetables. Mom makes it in the winter and I’ve started too as its a perfect winter meal.The  recipe we use is my Grandmas. This is a traditional recipe among the Finns in […]

Chocolate Pecan Pie

Today my house smells fantastic as it smells of baking Pecan Pies. I always make them at this time of year for Dads birthday as he adores them and they are hard to find here. I always make one for Dad and one for us as we love them too.

So I’m looking at […]

Lemon Scones

I spent the day making  both raspberry  and strawberry preserve for saturdays market. The smell of strawberry preserve filling the house  made me reach for a bowl to whip up a batch of scones to carry that gorgeous preserve.

I decided today to make lemon to compliment the fresh strawberry preserve. The basic scone recipe […]