Tag Archives: Christmas

Steamed gingerbread milk

A festive treat for the whole family! My family knows the phrase ‘pumpkin spice’ drives me bonkers. When, why and how did the warm, comforting spices like cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and cloves become the exclusive domain of pumpkins or pumpkin … Continue reading

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No-bake lemon coconut squares

One of those ‘bet you can’t eat just one’ treats! I don’t know about you, but I absolutely love it when I taste something new-to-me that’s incredible. My typical reaction is that I cannot wait to get home and try … Continue reading

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Ham and cheese waffles

Awesome alone but even better for eggs Benedict! Anyone who knows me knows I am infatuated with waffles. I love sweet variations, served with fruit and maple syrup, of course, but lately I’ve been playing around with savoury waffles too. … 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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Peppermint meringues

Easy dairy-free, gluten-free treats! Little meringues are the perfect sweet treat to have on hand, especially during the holiday season. They store well for weeks if placed in an airtight container, and their delicate texture and flavour make them a … 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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Farmers’ Feast – the Holiday 2015 Edition

Every month or three, I get a chance to step into culinary overdrive for a week or so. The Ottawa Farmers’ Market has designed a great program to help showcase the abundance of delicious local products on offer year ‘round … Continue reading

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