Monthly Archives: November 2012

Holiday treats from the kitchen – Part 1

Handmade, consumable gifts are a thoughtful way to extend holiday greetings without breaking the bank. Edible treats are ideal accompaniments to purchased gift cards, or you can wrap up a few items along with candles and napkins in a gift … Continue reading

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Old Fashioned Ginger Cookies

In our house, these are considered the greatest cookies of all time. Moist and chewy, fragrant with spice but not overly sweet, they disappear very quickly from the cookie jar. While these cookies do freeze beautifully, I like to make … Continue reading

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Tomato Chèvre Tartlets

Tangy goat’s milk cheese, aromatic basil and sweet cherry tomatoes are a great combination. Tomatoes, still warm from the garden, are one of my favourite warm-weather tastes but I also like making these appetizers throughout late autumn and winter when … Continue reading

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Sweet Apple Salad

I love salads and this one will perk up any menu. It is inspired by a very popular dish at The Wooden Monkey, one of Halifax, Nova Scotia’s finest restaurants, dishing up excellent local organic fare. It would pair well … Continue reading

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Back to Basics: Soupercharged Chicken Stock

I love making soup – it’s so satisfying and a regular sized batch usually yields enough to enjoy right away with some left over to tuck away in the freezer. For me, there is one hard and fast rule to … Continue reading

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