First week of school.
It hits you right between the eyes, doesn't it?
This is my transition week, when I stumble from summer into September.
I had forgotten how rushed the mornings can be with a school bus to catch.
It's sooo dark on my early morning walk with the dog. read more
These cookies have that magical combination of chewy and crispy
I’m a big fan of oatmeal cookies. They always have a great texture, have a bit of bulk so they stick with you, and they’re often more nutritious than your average cookies thanks to the rolled oats.
This read more
If you had to choose your all-time favourite cookie, could you do it? Could you narrow down your choices so that one and only one cookie emerged as the favourite?
I know I could.
I’d choose these orange spice crackle cookies, and this is why:
The cookies are beautifu read more
There’s nothing I love better than hearing the stories behind your favourite molasses recipes. It takes me back to my own childhood kitchen and makes me feel welcomed into your home. This recipe for Katie’s Fat molasses cookies came from Leone Campbell, who recalled the day read more
Summer has arrived in my neck of the woods. Blue sky and glorious heat. Every window in the house opened wide all night. We’re not exactly wilting in the heat but it’s a respectable 26 C with a salty scent of the ocean in the air.
This is our ice cream season, the time o read more
Looks like this might be a weekend to hunker down and do some baking. Or drink tea and read the paper. Or build an ark.
The forecast is calling for up to 120 mm rain over the next couple of days so we won’t be doing much outside.
A weekend inside isn’t a bad read more
Have you ever spent an afternoon digging through recipe folders and books to find a particular recipe, a family favourite that you make every year?
It's usually in one particular spot, but last year you remember saying to yourself, "I'm going to tuck it here so I don't have to read more
It’s gingerbread season, as good a reason as any to celebrate chilly weather.
Not that I’m celebrating…I always have trouble adjusting to the November cold.
I pull on my long down coat when it’s only -3 outside and fear I may run away to Spain when January ar read more
We’re thick into apple season and every weekend I have a new bushel on my counter to use up. I love them for snacking, apple sauce and baking but once and a while I remember that apples are lovely in main dish meals too.
This recipe is loosely based on a recipe I came across read more
Who doesn’t love a good bran muffin?
That’s a bit of a joke -- I know loads of people who won’t go near them. I’m convinced it’s because there are too many flavourless, leaden bran muffins out there.
Commercial muffins are the worst. (Have you noticed that wh read more