Category Archives: Christmas gifts

Herb and garlic infused red wine vinegar

A pantry staple that makes a great gift! Ever wonder why dishes typically taste so much better in restaurants? No, it’s not just because you didn’t have to do the shopping, cooking or cleanup…it’s because pro chefs are masterful at … Continue reading

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Chocolate Balsamic Sauce

A versatile treat that’s great for gifting! This thick, rich sauce is ideal as a glaze for roasted meats and great as a drizzle over ice cream or sliced fruit such as strawberries or pears. You can also make amazing … Continue reading

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Mocha Crinkle Cookies

A flavourful, festive treat! These are the most wonderful cookies. Not too sweet, fragrant with coffee and chocolate and ever-so-pretty with their dusting of icing sugar. That dusting is part of their magic – by rolling the dough balls first … Continue reading

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Salted Caramel Pretzel Bark

If I could only make and eat one sweet treat for the rest of my days, it might just be this. I love salted caramel anything, but paired with dark chocolate and crunchy pretzels…oh, my! It’s one of those sneakily … Continue reading

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Candied Walnuts

One of my fondest holiday memories from my childhood is of the countless hours I spent cracking almonds, walnuts, pecans and hazelnuts for my father to devour. As a kid, I didn’t yet appreciate how delicious these treats were were … Continue reading

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Sweet and Spicy Pickled Pears

I love topping a bowl of greens with fruit all year round. Having jars of pickled fruit in the fridge makes it even easier – add some chopped nuts and you’ve got a salad packed with colour, flavour and texture. … Continue reading

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