Monthly Archives: April 2014

Whole Wheat Buttermilk Bread

This lovely loaf has become one of my family’s favourites. It retains its freshness for many days on the counter and is delicious for sandwiches or toasted. The buttermilk gives it a unique flavour and the balance of whole wheat … Continue reading

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Classic Butter Tarts

I have to confess there is nothing particularly innovative about my butter tart recipe, although many tasters have declared them the ‘best ever’. Perhaps it’s because I roll out my pastry between sheets of parchment, which keeps it from getting … Continue reading

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Scalloped Potatoes with cream cheese and chives

I have always wanted to love scalloped potatoes. Growing up, the ones I tasted – my mom’s, my aunts’ and others – were good, but not spectacular. Sometimes the onions didn’t seem to be cooked enough, sometimes the sauce was … Continue reading

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A Taste for Life 2014 – Hope Made Delicious

It’s one of the most anticipated nights of the year – an evening when diners can gather with friends, in a restaurant of their choosing, and participate in one of the easiest and most meaningful fundraisers around. Now in its … Continue reading

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Lemon Puffs

I recently got to spend a few days with my first culinary partner in crime. As university housemates, Karen and I shared a strong enthusiasm for procrastination by cooking, always accompanied by many cups of tea. Being in the kitchen … Continue reading

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Maple Gimlet

The gimlet is a classic gin-based cocktail that has never really gone out of style. Many traditional gimlet recipes call for lime cordial while others favour freshly squeezed lime juice and sugar, or a combination of lime juice and simple … Continue reading

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African Harvest – a celebration of food and farmers

I have long been a fan of fundraising events which take special care to include a great food component. African Harvest, taking place in Ottawa on Thursday, May 1st, will be a truly delicious fundraiser, in support of Farm Radio … Continue reading

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