Tag Archives: kitchen

Stocking the modern pantry

Confession time: I love grocery shopping. I love it so much that I tend to shop for food at least 5 times per week. I realize that not everyone shares my enthusiasm for gathering foodstuffs so I decided to come … Continue reading

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Pickled Apple Slices

It’s no wonder so many good restaurants are making and serving pickles, preserves and chutneys these days – they brighten up the flavour of just about any dish and often add a nice pop of colour and texture on the … Continue reading

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Playing with Fire – in the Kitchen at the Back Lane Cafe

I have to admit it, I’m definitely an amateur cook. I have no aspirations to become a professional chef, nor do I think I actually have the culinary chops to work in that world. No matter how much time I … Continue reading

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Gift ideas for cooks of all kinds

Given how much time I spend in my own kitchen, I’m often asked for gift ideas for both novice and experienced cooks. My suggestions typically tend to be practical and long lasting as I am not a big fan of … Continue reading

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