Category: Fall / Winter

Cooking in Season

Quince: Easy Peeling and Cutting Tips

Quince have a wonderful flavour, but an almost impossibly hard texture. Read on for a quick kitchen tip that makes quince easy to peel and cut!

Oct 25, 2020

Baking

Pumpkin Spice Scones

Pumpkin spices scones are a perfect fall treat; not-too-sweet, fragrant with spices, with a full complement of rich pumpkin flavour.

Sep 27, 2020

Recipes

My Granny’s Lemon Curd

This delicious, velvety lemon curd has the perfect balance between lemony and sweet, with a smooth buttery finish. A family favourite for four generations!

May 7, 2020

Cooking in Season

Pumpkin Seed Salsa | Cooking Class Giveaway

When the folks at Rancho Vignola approached me to sponsor another cooking class giveaway for my loyal fans and followers, I immediately knew two things: that I was feeling a wholehearted YES about the idea, and that I was going to launch the giveaway with my dearly-loved pumpkin seed salsa recipe.

Feb 3, 2019

Recipes

Kumquat Marmalade Recipe

Many, many years ago, when I was first learning to make jam and preserves, I saw a basket of kumquats in the produce market near where I lived. Always willing to try a new food, I bought the crazy little fruits; later that day I made marmalade with them…

Feb 18, 2017

Baking

Biscotti with Pistachio, Dark Chocolate, and Red Chili

These biscotti with raw pistachio, chopped bittersweet chocolate, and freshly ground red chili are bursting with flavour, heat, and complexity right from the first bite.

Feb 5, 2017

Baking

Quince Slab Pie

A large slab pie bursting with the fragrance of fresh quince.

Nov 22, 2016

Cooking in Season

Mapo Tofu | Best Beef Stirfry | Chinese Cookbook Giveaway

Two excellent Chinese recipes for the Mid-Autumn Festival, these full-flavoured yet accessible dishes will surely make it into your regular rotation. Read on for my full cookbook review and detailed recipes.

Sep 9, 2016

Cooking in Season

Chickpea Curry with Cashew Cream and Green Chutney

The weather this month can’t decide between winter and spring. Which works for me, because my palate can’t …

Apr 18, 2016

Cooking in Season

The Brussels Sprouts Recipe-Off

On Canadian Thanksgiving, I was invited to a radio interview with Bruce Williams on CFAX to discuss gravy-making, …

Nov 13, 2015

Cooking in Season

My Famous Chickpea Artichoke Hummous

We all have a basic hummous recipe, but this one stands out. The artichoke hearts add a delicious …

Feb 1, 2015

General

Eggnog French Toast | Two Versions

Regular readers of this blog know that I can’t stand store-bought eggnog, but that I adore the homemade …

Dec 24, 2014
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