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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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Lavender-Blueberry Shrub for Cocktails and Salad Dressings

Shrubs are a big part of the current cocktail craze, and for good reason – they’re delicious! A shrub is a sweetened vinegar-based syrup, sometimes called drinking vinegar. Shrubs typically consist of vinegar infused with fruit juice, herbs and spices for use in cocktails … 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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Pecan Divinity Fudge

I remember my grandmother making Divinity (that’s all she called it) as a kid. She’d beat the sugary mixture for what seemed like ages to me, by hand, of course. Thank goodness we have modern appliances to help make this … Continue reading

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Spicy Marinated Olives

I’m a big fan of gifting edible treats on just about any occasion. Show up at a party with a nice bottle of wine and something yummy the host can either put on the table or tuck away to savour … Continue reading

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Savoury Chili-Cheese Biscuits

These savoury delights are the perfect thing for people who don’t have a sweet tooth. Not as crisp as crackers, cheddar cookies have a nice texture and delicious flavour thanks to both the cheese and cayenne; they make lovely cocktail … Continue reading

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