Tag Archives: summer

Raspberry Clafoutis

A simple, not-too-sweet dessert Clafoutis is considered by many to be one of the quintessential desserts of France. The popular treat is surprisingly easy to make, yielding a fruit-filled delight that falls somewhere between a cake and a custard. Based … Continue reading

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Zesty pickled melon

A fun new way to enjoy a favourite fruit! I’ve often said that I’ll pickle just about anything that isn’t nailed down (kumquats, cauliflower, strawberries  and blueberries are just a few of my new favourites – you’ll find lots more … Continue reading

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Pasta salad with grilled vegetables, pesto and bocconcini

Tasty summer fare the whole family will love!  I adore pasta, but the mere thought of eating it with piping hot sauce during the middle of summer is enough to make me feel faint. This vegetarian dish was devised to … Continue reading

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Niçoise Salad with smoked salmon

A tasty makeover for a classic French dish! During the hottest part of the summer, we eat composed salads quite often for dinner. With the right ingredients, they can take little time to prepare and be both nutritious and satisfying. … Continue reading

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Grilled mini strawberry shortcakes

A fun twist on a favourite summertime dessert! I don’t know why I never before thought of using cupcakes for strawberry shortcakes. They’re easy to make and the perfect size and shape. I took things one step farther by grilling … Continue reading

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Small batch hard iced tea cupcakes

A tasty treat for summertime entertaining! A lifelong fan of iced tea, I didn’t know what to expect the first time I tasted a ‘spiked’ version. I was pleasantly surprised to discover the tea and lemon flavours still predominated and … Continue reading

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S’mores brownies with salted caramel and dark chocolate

A favourite campfire treat gets a fabulous makeover! Rich, gooey and deliciously decadent, these brownies are one of the most wonderful things I have ever baked. Putting a graham cracker crust under my favourite chewy brownie recipe, throwing in some … Continue reading

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