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Category: Recipe of the Day

Can A Cookie Change the World?

Can A Cookie Change the World?

Dorie Greenspan’s neighbour, Richard Gold, thought so. When he tasted Korova Cookies, a Pierre Hermé’s recipe which appeared in Greenspan’s cookbook, Paris Sweets, he renamed them World Peace Cookies, convinced that a daily dose of these is all that is required to ensure planetary peace and happiness. World Peace Cookies became a culinary […]

You Can Make It Yourself: Biscotti

You Can Make It Yourself: Biscotti

I was once know as The Biscotti Girl. When my youngest was a baby (3 months old), we moved from the big city to a small Gulf Island (madness!). It was a place that was bustling in the summer and almost empty in the winter. To stop […]

You Can Make It Yourself: Pesto

You Can Make It Yourself: Pesto

Pesto, or known properly as pesto alla genovese, is a classic Italian sauce originating in Genoa, the capital city of Liguria, Northern Italy. If you have always bought pesto at the store, here is a recipe that will change your mind, nay your life. Bursting with fresh flavours […]

Saturday Morning

Saturday Morning

I may be A Woman of A Certain Age, but I have two boys, Sam and Max, who are 12 and 15. And so, weekends at our house always mean Pancakes. Mixed from scratch and served with lots of butter and pure maple syrup, they are a […]

Luxury Goods

Luxury Goods

There has been a veritable buzz in the produce aisle of late—about Cauliflower. Specifically, the price of this Brassicaceae. It has reached such soaring heights that it has been featured in the news, restaurants are taking it off their menus, and food programs such as REACH (Regina Education […]

Zesty Salsa

Zesty Salsa

Sometimes you just crave something crunchy. And salty. A bag of Que Pasa Carnival tortilla chips checks both boxes and one more—it’s a visual treat. It’s true, we do eat with our eyes. The mixed bag also eliminates the inevitable dilemma in the grocery aisle as you stand there […]

Something Sweet

Something Sweet

If you have gone and cut out sugar for January, please avert your eyes. The rest of us will practise moderation and savour the coffee + chocolate combination that just sings. One Bowl Chocolate Cupcakes: 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 teaspoon vinegar 1⁄2 cup melted butter  1 […]

Oysters Are Ideal

Oysters Are Ideal

Oysters and champagne are an idyllic match, so this New Year’s Eve indulge in these briny delicacies. Coincidentally, and delightfully, the year end celebration takes place in prime oyster season. The old adage is that oysters should only be eaten from September to April—cool months containing […]

Christmas Cookies

Christmas Cookies

It just isn’t Christmas without shortbread cookies. And if you live in Canada, chances are that your Mum’s recipe—maybe even your Grandma’s recipe—came from the back of the cornstarch box. As long as you had cornstarch in the cupboard, you had the recipe. And since you […]

Libations: Eggnog

Libations: Eggnog

The moment eggnog appeared on the grocery store shelves, was the moment that Sam has kept our fridge continually stocked with the stuff. In other words, since about Halloween. I made eggnog one year, and I still remember its marvellously fluffy, like-a-cloud consistency. Not at […]