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A blog about Living Organic as a Plant-Strong, Garden-Intrigued, Vancouver Island-loving Granny: Recipes, Gardening Tips, Composting
S*am Jobs To Avoid
2024-05-16 00:42
When you, or your teen offspring, decide that the time has come to get a job, to make some cool cash, Rockin the Free World (or maybe that would be your grandparents?) -- a job offering… Read More
Grafting On The Old Apple Tree
2024-05-01 02:49
In March sometime, our son Conrad did a hard prune on our old apple tree. We estimate that it is probably around 40 years old and hasn't been given a trim for a couple of years. Then at… Read More
Vegan Sourdough Waffles
2024-04-19 00:08
Great vegan sourdough wafflesThese waffles are super Thank you for your kind words and compassion my friends-- except for Ed's pain in his finger, all is well. And today is sunny and hopeful… Read More
2024-04-17 04:55
Just a start to the 2024 Gardening year. Our son Conrad is staying with us for a while and gardening is his passion, so we are getting some help.Although he does tend to be as 'creative' and… Read More
High Dining
2024-04-16 23:18
 If you enjoy eating somewhere with a magnificent view, you can generally count on that if you dat in a tower restaurant. And all over the world! As a Canadian, I've eaten at the T… Read More
How To Tell A Good Joke
2024-04-01 23:10
Telling a good joke can be a fine art, and while humor is subjective, there are some general principles that can help increase the likelihood of success. Here are some tips on what's require… Read More
2024-03-25 04:34
This is a slender book, more like a lengthy essay. Recently I was struck by a newspaper article about a woman in her 40s, Lyndell Montgomery, who had been part of the religious cult cal… Read More
Plant-Based Chicken Pot Pie Soup
2024-03-24 23:02
This chick'n pot pie soup is hearty and tasty. It is made with about 140 g of Butler's soy curls and makes about 6 adult servings. IngredientsCASHEW CREAM1/2 cup cashews soaked and spun… Read More
2024-03-19 01:42
Pros:Natural Beauty: Vancouver is surrounded by stunning natural landscapes, including mountains, forests, and ocean views. The city’s beauty is unparalleled.Outdoor Activities: You ca… Read More
The Best Small Dog For Retirees
2024-03-17 23:59
Terry-Berry Muffin in the DaffodilsChoosing the best small dog for retirees involves considering various factors such as temperament, size, energy level, grooming needs, and companionship. W… Read More
Celeriac Soup-- Four Versions
2024-03-01 01:38
Celery Root and Root Vegetable SoupSo one day this Spring-- a chilly day-- our resident son came home from town with an ugly bulbus "root vegetable" that I remembered from the days with my G… Read More
Late Life Bloating
2024-02-21 03:02
I have a dear friend in her 80s who asked if I had any ideas why her stomach/gut is recently often bloated up so that she feels like she appears pregnant. I have experienced that, and I know… Read More
What Is Ash Wednesday? Q & A About Lent
2024-02-15 04:12
 Most of us know what Easter is, but what is Lent? Lent is a Christian observance lasting approximately 40 days before Easter.It commemorates Jesus Christ's 40 days of fasting in t… Read More
Celebrate Galentine's Day!
2024-02-13 06:12
Looking to celebrate Galentine's Day in style this year? Gather your gal pals and indulge in a variety of fun activities that celebrate friendship and independence. Apparently, February 13th… Read More
YES And NO Valentine's Gifts
2024-02-12 00:04
The popularity and reception of Valentine's gifts can vary greatly depending on personal preferences and relationships, but here are ten gifts that are generally well-received:Flowers: Class… Read More
Top Ten Florals For Valentine's Day
2024-02-11 04:04
Valentine's Day floral arrangements often feature a variety of flowers and foliage chosen for their romantic symbolism, vibrant colors, and pleasing fragrances. While the specific flowers ma… Read More
10 Uses For Ginger
2024-01-29 03:46
 Ginger is a versatile spice that is widely used in various culinary and medicinal applications. Here are several uses for ginger:Cooking and Baking: Ginger adds a unique and warm flavo… Read More
All Things Gingerbread-House
2023-12-26 00:49
 Christmas is a time when even the most austere iconoclasts have at least one or two pretty little traditions they hark back to. Everything from purchasing expensive tree ornaments to s… Read More
Christmas Play Lists From The 50s To 2023
2023-12-11 07:27
Here are 73 years of playlists, each consisting of popular Christmas songs or singers from different decades that I have celebrated Christmas. I have tucked some fun Canadian Christmas… Read More
Shopping For Gifts At Thrift Shops
2023-11-24 00:24
Gift shopping at thrift stores can be a unique and sustainable way to find thoughtful presents. Here are some ideas, presented in point form:Second-hand Gifts:Vintage Clothing:Unique clothin… Read More
Hobby Gift Guide
2023-11-16 23:18
 I'm in my 70s and have a number of hobbies that I pursue at different times. These are the activities that spice my life up, and according to "the science," it is healthy for the brain… Read More
Growing Yellow Doll Watermelon
2023-09-01 06:04
Yellow Doll Melon in its HammockWhen I was a child in the 1950s in the Canadian Prairies, I dreamed of growing exotic things in our mundane garden: maybe giant pumpkins or watermelons! We di… Read More
Gluten-free Stovetop Stuffing
2023-06-19 07:36
Gluten-free stove top stuffing-- a delish nosh bowl alongwith sauerkraut salad, hummus, broccoli, and kimchee. The recipe for a plant-based gluten-free stovetop stuffing came about when… Read More
A Yummy Gyro-- Plant-based, Gluten-Free
2023-06-16 18:39
Wonderful, yummy, messy, spicy, tasty, creamy, crunchy, crisp, chewy, savory, plant-based, gluten-free Gyro Our son, Philip, went on a high school trip in 1988 to Greece. He came back e… Read More
Soft Whole Wheat Bread Made In The Crockpot
2023-06-02 04:43
Quite a few years ago a friend told me about making a loaf of bread in her crockpot. It was all the rage where she lived. I didn't really engage. It didn't seem particularly interesting, to… Read More
Book Review Of Vi By Kim Thuy
2023-01-31 02:30
Vi by Kim ThúyMy rating: 5 of 5 starsI listened to this relatively short audiobook (3 hours)and was absolutely riveted, but sometimes so sparked by the narrative that I would go off s… Read More
Spelt And Oat Focaccia Bread Recipe
2023-01-02 03:37
HOW THIS SPELT AND OAT FOCACCIA RECIPE CAME TO BE:One day I was browsing the flour shelves in my favorite health food store when another shopper sighed in frustration and gestured at an empt… Read More
Super-Easy Apple-Raisin Quick Bread
2022-09-12 21:51
 I made this yummy apple-raisin quick bread this morning and unfortunately, my husband and I have practically eaten the whole thing before I thought of how useful it would be to get the… Read More
Ghost Gear: Haunting Canadian Waters
2022-09-01 20:34
O Canada! Our safe sea home and pristine land!Apparently NOT...Take a gander at the plastic gunk garnered from our "pristine" waters:A man-made garbage hill like this is known as "ghost… Read More
Granny Gardens: Straw Bed Potatoes!
2022-08-08 00:03
Such a surprise today to gently reach under the 6-inch layer of straw in our garden planter box and pull out a perfectly-shaped, flawless little potato!How did that happen?In the Spring when… Read More
Overnight Blueberry-Chia Pudding Pie Oats
2022-07-27 04:47
This delicious chia seed pudding is made the night before (takes about 5 minutes after you assemble the ingredients) and popped in the fridge for breakfast. This particular pudding includes… Read More
Moroccan-Style Sun-Roasted Vegetables
2022-07-27 02:08
When the July Sun bursts forth (finally) on Beautiful Vancouver Island, out comes my American Sun Oven and then we get creative-- no more HOT kitchen cooking.Today's recipe is for our favour… Read More
3 Quick Delicious Refreshing Carrot Salads
2022-06-24 03:30
 These 3 carrot salads are all vegan, but not all familiar. It only goes to show that carrots have a life of their own in the Veggie World. When I go scouting for a delectable and easy… Read More
25 Books About Religious Abuse
2022-05-24 02:12
This blog post contains links to 25 books-- mostly memoirs-- about religious abuse. And yes, I have read each of them (I am actually finishing one as I write this).  You will find the l… Read More
Easter Eggs For Vegans
2022-04-15 04:00
Of course, Easter is a Christian holiday that purports to use the egg as a symbol of Jesus having risen from the dead. The egg was before Christianity, a symbol of Spring fecundity and the r… Read More
Carrot Cake By Bonnie
2022-04-13 23:32
As you can see, a delicious piece of carrot cake, is being taken down.This is a vegan carrot cake baked by my dear friend, Bonnie. It followed a yummy meal our friends made as a sort of cele… Read More
Fat-free Oat Cheese Sauce
2022-03-10 00:42
Oat-based vegan cheese sauceHere is a delicious, healthy Mac and cheese recipe, particularly important for those following a diet geared for low fat heart health.  Besides no dairy, thi… Read More
5 Fabulous Fishy Vegan Sandwiches
2022-03-04 03:14
Fish Sandwich with Heart (Palm Heart, That Is)The first of the Fab 5 Fishy Sandwiches is more like a burger.  It is a voluminous, yummy confection that eliminates the Top 5 Allergens fr… Read More
Vegan Chocolate Truffles-  3 Easy Recipes
2022-02-14 05:13
 The three vegan chocolate truffle recipes that follow are easy to make, delicious, and healthier than many such recipes for trifles.  These recipes do no contain any dairy or proc… Read More
Gluten-free Vegan Chocolate Cake Recipe
2022-01-16 14:00
This gluten-free chocolate cake recipe is an adaptation* of a recipe that also claims to be low allergenic.  It does not contain the common allergens: eggs, dairy, wheat, peanuts, or tr… Read More
Roasted Eggplant Rounds WithVegan Cheese
2022-01-10 14:00
Roasted (Grilled) Eggplant RoundsIngredients1 Eggplant sliced into rounds tossed inbowl with 3 tablespoons olive oil, to coat😺😺Mix in a small bowl:3 tablespoons nutritional y… Read More
High Protein-Butternut Squash Salad
2022-01-08 05:20
This is a delicious filling, satisfying Salad that contains:Romaine lettuce2 cups cooked quinoa2 small butternut squash peeled  seeded, diced and tossed with olive oil, salt, pepper and… Read More
Salty And Sweet Strawberry Porridge
2022-01-05 14:00
 My husband and I love oatmeal porridge for breakfast. Sometimes we change it up and add ingredients that are not traditional. Here are some great Slow-Cooker porridges for example… Read More
Make Your Own Gluten-Free Flour Blend
2022-01-02 14:00
"All But Gluten" Gluten-Free BreadRecently I think I may have persuaded a friend with mysterious symptoms (sounding like gluten-sensitivity to me) to try going off gluten for a whi… Read More
Recipe For Strawberry Crispies
2021-12-30 14:00
Here's another recipe prepared the "raw vegan" way using the recipe for Buckwheat Crispies .  This is particularly soothing for kids who miss having their traditional gluten-l… Read More
Butternut Squash- Quinoa Salad
2021-12-26 19:42
We enjoyed this glorious salad on Christmas Eve.  It started out as a "bowl" in that the roasted butternut squash and quinoa were still hot when we added them in. The next day… Read More
Chocolate-Cherry Cobbler
2021-12-22 06:20
This yummy easy-on-me plant-based chocolate-cherry cobbler is a recipe of the fabulous *Forks Over Knives* team.  Link below.Chocolate-Cherry Cobbler, an incredible Christmas Confection… Read More
Lean Into Plants
2021-12-17 04:41
Lean Into Plants  (Find at by Candace FeldmanLean Into Plants is for those seeking an anti-inflammatory, primarily plant-based, nutrient-dense lifestyle with over 100+… Read More
10 Days Of GF Christmas -Day#3
2021-12-13 14:00
I hope you are having a pretty mellow day today. The more mellow you are (that includes smiling, (even if you don't particularly feel like it), the more healthy it is for your brain. Not… Read More
10 Days Of GF Christmas - Day 2
2021-12-12 14:00
Nice to have you here to do a little craft with recycled materials that you likely have around you somewhere.  If you missed the craft from yesterday, you can check it out HEREDECE… Read More
10 Days Of GF Christmas
2021-12-11 14:00
These 10 Days of Christmas on Organic Granny's site are henceforth dedicated to readers who are making a valiant effort to celebrate the Season without consuming gluten! I was thinking… Read More

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