Category: Fruit

Cooking in Season

Apricot Preserves (and how to use them)

This post was more than five days in the making. Ha. I was having a very hard time trying …

Aug 25, 2010


Apricot Dumpling Crunch

This is kind of like a fruit crisp, except better. It’s unique in both texture and flavour, without …

Aug 21, 2010

Cooking in Season

Blueberry Smoothsicles

I owe this one to my 9-year-old son. Although he is generally uninterested in cooking, he occasionally comes to me …

Aug 14, 2010


Blueberry Shortcake

The second best dessert in the world, in my opinion, after homemade Strawberry Shortcake, is my own Blueberry …

Aug 6, 2010


Fresh Blueberry-Banana Muffins with Pecan Streusel

This is the muffin recipe you have been waiting for – fresh, delicious, decadent and (almost) dairy-free. The …

Aug 4, 2010

Cooking in Season

Rainier Cherries

I knew them as Queen Anne cherries growing up, but Rainier Cherry seems to be the name of …

Jul 19, 2010

Cooking in Season

How to Freeze Summer Fresh Berries

A quick tip on how to best freeze the summer bounty of fresh berries: freeze on a parchment-lined tray in a single layer until firm, and then pour into a zipper-lock bag, label, and freeze.

Jul 10, 2010


The Best Dessert in the World

The world’s best dessert is strawberry shortcake. The inspired flavour combination of luscious cream, ripe berries and toasty biscuit is an absolute dream match.

Jul 4, 2010

Cooking in Season

Tips for Strawberry Picking

Getting the best strawberry is not simply a matter of going to a U-pick. You must also know where to pick and how to pick. Let me show you.

Jun 26, 2010

Essential Thai

How to Cut and Juice a Lime

How frustrating it is to juice a lime! But I have an awesome trick for you. Quick, easy, with step-by-step illustrations and guaranteed satisfying results.

Jun 22, 2010

Cooking in Season

How to Cut a Mango

Many of us are mango-challenged, which is completely understandable.  Mangoes hide a huge, hard, flattened pit inside themselves,  making it impossible for a …

May 14, 2010

Essential Thai

Ataulfo Mango: No Floss Needed

Spring is mango season. They are ripe, they are cheap, they are abundant. One of my (many) spring …

May 13, 2010