Author Archives: Paula Roy

About Paula Roy

Welcome to my kitchen! I play with words and with food. I love simple dishes prepared with passion and am always seeking to find new methods to make food as fun and flavourful as possible. I'm also an enthusiastic explorer of faraway lands and cuisines.

Blueberry-cardamom coffee cake

A rich and flavourful not-too-sweet treat As a kid I was really confused by coffee cake, because it never tasted like coffee. Little did I know the term simply meant a sweet cake – often flavoured with fruit and/or cinnamon … Continue reading

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Refreshing and healthy ginger-maple drink

Switch things up with a tasty switchel I’d never heard of switchel until I was recently served this refreshing drink that tastes a lot like ginger beer. I couldn’t wait to get home and play around with the concept.  It’s … Continue reading

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Snazzier stuffed peppers

A great new way to enjoy this classic dish! I have always felt a little conflicted about stuffed peppers. I knew I should like them; after all – the base is a vegetable (hip, hip, hooray!) and they’re typically made … Continue reading

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Three cheers for quick pickles!

Fast, flavourful small-batch preserves made in minutes! When I was growing up, my mom had eight hungry people to feed every day, not to mention the frequent guests welcomed into our home. One of her secret weapons was our huge … Continue reading

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Small batch zucchini relish

Make a few tasty jars to capture the flavour of summer! I’ve been making this relish for years and it’s a real family favourite. We enjoy it in the usual places – on burgers, hotdogs and sausages – but also … Continue reading

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Grilled baby bok choy

A summery side dish that’s full of flavour! I love the taste and texture of bok choy but also appreciate it because it’s a great source of potassium and other nutrients. While this versatile vegetable is a family favourite in … Continue reading

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Road tripping: the Kawarthas-Northumberland Butter Tart Tour part 3

Tasty treats, spectacular scenery and breathtaking boat rides! The third and final day of our fantastic road trip to the Kawartha Lakes-Northumberland region began with a self-guided kayaking expedition in Bocaygeon with Buckeye Surf and Snow, right across from Lock … Continue reading

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