Monthly Archives: December 2014

Artisan-style Fruit and Nut Crisps

Ever since Lesley Stowe introduced the world to her fantastic Raincoast Crisps, I’ve wanted to figure out a way to make them at home. Somehow, eating a cracker that’s packed with nutritious things makes me feel more virtuous about the … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Breakfast for the Famished Father

I am thrilled to offer, for your enjoyment, a guest post from my charming, patient and supportive husband, who is the best recipe taste-tester in the world and an excellent cook in his own right.  While I was out of … Continue reading

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15 Minute Shortbread Cookies

I love this recipe because I live in a house full of cookie thieves. Not the kind of people who drain the cookie jar on the kitchen counter at an alarming rate; the kind who sneak into the basement freezer … Continue reading

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Books for Cooks – 2014 edition

I am often asked for cookbook recommendations and I have to confess that my answer varies widely from day to day and season to season. Were I to win a lottery, one of the first things I’d go shopping for … Continue reading

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Cranberry-Cinnamon Cocktail/Mocktail Syrup

Cranberry and cinnamon are both favourite holiday flavours. This ruby red syrup is as pretty as it is delicious and it makes a wonderful hostess gift. You can find nice small jars or bottles at many dollar stores. While I … Continue reading

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Caramelized Onion and Cranberry Chutney

Tangy cranberries are the perfect sidekick for sweet, caramelized onions. Kick up the flavour with a sultry, smoky balsamic and you’ve got a multipurpose preserve that is sure to impress. A plain or spicy balsamic would also work well in … Continue reading

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Eggnog Loaf

Light in texture and full of flavour, this loaf just tastes like Christmas to me. Eggnog, sugar and butter, along with a generous helping of nutmeg…perfection! Ideal for brunches or as a dessert, this recipe makes a cake-like loaf that … Continue reading

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