Author: Maura

Turkey Burgers

Juicy Turkey Burgers

I love turkey burgers but finding one that is delicious and juicy is harder than you’d expect! Most versions turn out too dry or mushy but not Barb’s. Barb and I have been friends for […]

Lemon Raspberry Coffee Cake

Lemon + raspberries + sweet, warm cake – can you think of a better combination? I love sour cream coffee cake but my mother’s recipe, which is absolutely delicious, is very dense and leaves me feeling […]

Cooking with Quinoa

Quinoa is so versatile and simple to make that I always have several boxes stocked away in my pantry and ready to add to sides, salads or entrees. Here are 3 ways you can enjoy this gluten-free, superfood for breakfast, lunch or dinner: […]

How to Make Quinoa

Quinoa (pronounced keen-wah) is a nutty, gluten-free, protein packed alternative to rice, cous-cous and even oatmeal. It’s also high in fiber, folate, magnesium and potassium among other nutritious daily minerals. Fluffy red and white quinoa are the […]

Creamy Avocado Dip

I have a big crush on avocados. I always have some in my fridge because they can be incorporated into almost any meal. Not only are they deliciously creamy, they are loaded with heart healthy fats, vitamins, […]

Fresh Tomato Salsa

Growing up on the east coast with an Italian family, jarred salsa and Taco Bell were the only “Mexican” foods I had tried. Naturally, I was unimpressed and rarely craved what I thought was Mexican […]

Pasta Lorenzo

Almost every recipe I create has a story. It is either inspired by childhood memories, a night out with good friends, traveling, a talented chef or random people I meet… Like Lorenzo One warm Friday night in […]

Composting 101

A composting system is absolutely essential for island living. It’s a great way to reduce waste, recycle food scraps and create rich topsoil for your garden. Most importantly, it keeps organic matter out of landfills […]


Handmade in Vancouver, BC, Woodlot is committed to using thoughtful, plant based ingredients to create beautiful eco-friendly products for your home & skin. I have a big crush on their coconut wax candles, which keep our cabin feeling cozy and smelling […]