Monthly Archives: March 2018

Sweet Irish soda bread

Plain or toasted it’s a perfect breakfast treat! This delicious, dense breakfast bread also goes by the amusing name of Spotted Dog, thanks to the raisins. Traditional Irish soda breads typically were made with fewer ingredients, out of necessity, but … Continue reading

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Edible Science: Homemade Rock Candy

Sweet treats grown with just two ingredients! Most kids would rather help in the kitchen if the end result is something sweet. While my big kids now tend to prefer savoury treats, when they were little they adored our candy … Continue reading

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Instant Pot makes for faster, tastier corned beef

Super tender and flavourful brisket….with zero preservatives! I have spent my entire adult life (up till about a week ago) wondering how corned beef got its name. I mean, there’s no corn in it (unlike peameal bacon, for example, which … Continue reading

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Colcannon (Irish potatoes and cabbage)

Perfect for St. Patrick’s Day…or any day! Maybe it’s because my dad grew up on a potato farm in Prince Edward Island, or maybe it’s because potatoes are just so delicious, versatile and filling, but I absolutely adore these tasty … Continue reading

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Potato pancake poutine

A delicious twist on a Canadian classic! As you might imagine, my taste testers are pretty happy with their roles in the Constantly Cooking kitchen. They are generous with their time and their suggestions, not all of which I choose … Continue reading

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Fast and fresh tuna poke bowls

A flavourful, nourishing way to enjoy a top food trend! Poke (pronounced poke-ay) hails from Hawaii and burst onto the Canadian food scene in 2016. This bowl version is a delicious dish that’s as healthy as it is beautiful, packed … Continue reading

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Old-fashioned cherry nut loaf

A retro treat for today’s tea parties (or….breakfast)! When I was a kid, my mom seemed to make this loaf primarily at Christmastime so I associate it with all sorts of happy, festive feelings. I recall she often used a … Continue reading

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