Category: Taste Test

Cooking in Season

Seventh Annual Rancho Vignola Giveaway!

It’s time, friends! Time for my favourite event of the year on my blog – The Big Giveaway. …

Nov 25, 2018

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


Homemade Quince Paste

It’s quince season! For those who need help envisioning a quince, here is a description from my 9-year-old …

Nov 19, 2013

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Spiced Gooseberry Chutney

If you have been wanting to buy some of those gorgeous green gooseberries but are not sure what to …

Jul 28, 2012


Lemon Feather Cake for Easter (gluten free)

Combining light-as-a-feather gluten-free lemon sponge cake with luscious lemon curd makes this dessert the perfect finish to a big holiday meal.

Apr 8, 2012

My Life in Food

Olive Oil Tasting

“Operation Use-It-Up” has lost some momentum these last three weeks – weeks in which more food made it …

Feb 20, 2012


Japanese Sour Cherry and Green Tea Sorbet

Very early spring is all about Japanese cherry blossoms and fresh new flavours. This early spring weekend marks …

Feb 10, 2011


Bittersweet Chocolate Taste-Off

Here’s my problem:  I like to use the phrase “business write-off” to justify lots of impulsive food purchases. …

Feb 5, 2011

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The Winter Squash Taste-Off

Autumn: the time of year when every cook, I’m sure, has the same burning question: What kind of winter squash is …

Nov 7, 2010


Fire’s Love, My Favourite Hot Sauce

This post is for all of you out there who don’t like hot sauce that this a) too …

Oct 26, 2010


The Recipe That Never Was

I had originally planned for this to be a post about Grandma’s blueberry muffins – about how I …

Aug 16, 2010

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Golden Kiwifruit

The golden kiwi is my new favourite fruit, and I don’t even like kiwis. Actually the golden kiwi …

Jul 28, 2010

Digital Kitchen/BBQ Thermometer with Magnet and Clock Timer

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Asian Ingredients: A Guide

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bench scraper

Bench and baking scraper, set of three

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