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Yogurt Bowl with Tart Cherry Compote

  • ServingsServes 4


If you’re hungry for a nighttime snack, then spoon up this creamy, sweet-tart yogurt bowl to help promote some sweet dreams. It’s also a great breakfast option with a little granola tossed on top. The cherry compote can be made up to 5 days in advance.


Less is more

Many people would be surprised by the amount of added sugar that can be found in flavoured yogurts, including vanilla. A healthier option is to select products that are labelled “plain” and then let natural sweetness come from fruit toppings.


Yogurt Bowl with Tart Cherry Compote

  • ServingsServes 4


  • 1 cup (250 mL) tart cherry juice
  • 1 Tbsp (15 mL) honey
  • 1 cup (250 mL) dried tart cherries
  • 1 Tbsp (15 mL) minced fresh ginger
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) grated orange zest
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) vanilla extract
  • 3 cups (750 mL) plain yogurt
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) chopped walnuts


Per serving:

  • calories479
  • protein17 g
  • total fat12 g
    • sat. fat2 g
  • total carbohydrates74 g
    • sugars61 g
    • fibre2 g
  • sodium175 mg



In medium saucepan, place cherry juice, honey, dried cherries, ginger, orange zest, and a pinch of salt. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer gently for 15 minutes.


With slotted spoon, remove dried cherries from pan and set aside. Raise heat to high and boil, uncovered, for 3 minutes, or until liquid is reduced by about half and syrupy. Stir cherries back into liquid and add vanilla.


Place yogurt in serving bowls and top with cherry compote and walnuts.



An Elegant Afternoon Tea

An Elegant Afternoon Tea

Whether you call her Mom, Mother, Momma, or Mum, an afternoon tea is the perfect way to celebrate that special person in your life. It can not only be a fun and elegant occasion but also offer a wonderfully relaxed celebration. Afternoon tea has come to be a sort of ritual that allows you to slow down and take your time. The pace is gentle and calm, allowing time for everyone to unwind. Because it’s also something we don’t all do every day, it can help spark conversation and provide a special sense of occasion. The host can prepare food in advance, and with plenty of options both savoury and sweet, it can easily provide something that all will enjoy. And because offerings are all beautifully laid out and displayed, there’s no getting up and down from the table, which leaves everyone free for the most important reason for gathering—spending time with Mom. With afternoon tea, there’s plenty of opportunity to visit and spend time together and enjoy delicious food; these six recipes will help you prepare an afternoon tea to nourish body and soul and to celebrate Mom in style.