rhythm and rhyme in Regina, SK, Canada


The bread has risen oh so slowly

Look how fat its belly has become!

Lets wake it up with a gentle punch

And tickle it, tickle it thin

Then I will roll it and shape it

Until it giggles with glee

And pop it in the warm comfy oven

And then into my tummy!


Honey Bread

cup honey

2-½ cups hot water

3 tbsp. butter

5 tsp. dry yeast

6 cups flour

1 tbsp. salt

~Melt honey and butter in hot water, add yeast and wait for it to awake (about five minutes). In a separate bowl, combine flour and salt, make a well and add yeast mixture. Mix in bowl before turning out on to floured surface. Knead, fold and push for about eight minutes. Cover and let rise to double in size, about 20 minutes. Punch down, divide into two loafs and place in greased bread pan. Cover and let rest for another 20 minutes. Slash the tops and bake at 400° for 20 minutes.



2 Eggs

¼ cup oil

¼ cup sugar

1½ cups milk

¼ tsp. vanilla

1 tsp. salt

¼ cup baking powder

1½ cups flour

~Combine wet ingredients then add the dry. Fry on griddle or hot pan and serve with maple syrup.



Chocolate Chip Cookies

1 cup butter or shortening                   1 tsp. baking soda

¾ cup brown sugar                               1 tsp. salt

¼ cup white sugar                                 1 cup unsweetened coconut

2 eggs                                                        1 cup chocolate chips

1 tbsp. vanilla                                          2 cups quick oats

2 cups flour                                             ½ cup sunflower seeds


~Cream the fat and sugars then add the eggs and vanilla. Slowly add the dry ingredients. Roll into small balls and bake evenly spaced at 350° for 10-12 minutes.




¾ cup cold water

1 cup white glue

Liquid colour, food colouring or liquid watercolours

½ cup hot water

1 tsp. borax

~In a large bowl, dissolve the borax in the hot water. In a separate bowl, mix cold water, glue and colour. Slowly add the glue mixture to the borax mixture. Mix well before pouring off excess water. Keeps for about a month in airtight container or bag.



2 cups flour

1 cup salt

2 tbsp. cream of tartar

2 tbsp. oil

1½ cup just boiled water

Add in colouring (food colour, liquid or *dry paints), spices, essential oils and/or glitter

~Combine all dry ingredients including add-ins if they are dry. Make a well before adding the oil, hot water and liquid add-ins. Mix well before turning out onto the table. If the playdough is too wet/sticky, add more flour. If it is too dry and not coming together, add a little more water or oil. *If using dry paint, like tempera, mix it well with the hot water before adding. Keeps for about a month in airtight container or bag.



Salt Dough

1 cup salt

2 cups flour

1 cup hot water

~Combine dry ingredients and make a well. Slowly add water and mix well before turning out onto the table. Store in an airtight container or bag for days. Salt dough creations can air dry or dried in the oven at 200° for 1-3 hours before painting.