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
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
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
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
Bakery Style Molasses Crinkle Cookies
Makes 20-22 cookies
½ cup butter
⅓ cup sugar
¼ cup (packed) dark brown sugar
⅓ cup Crosby’s Fancy Molasses
2 cups flour, spooned in
2 tsp. baking soda
1½ tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. ginger
½ t 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
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
I consider myself half Irish since two of my great grandparents (or was it great, great?) arrived on a boat from Galway back in the 1800's.
But even if I didn't claim Irish heritage I'd still be a fan of Irish soda bread. Moist and hearty, it's a satisfying treat in t read more
When I was growing up my mom and dad were day trip experts. Every summer weekend we’d all pile into the station wagon and head off on a new adventure. We did lots of beach exploring, took many ferryboat rides and had fantastic picnics. And we sang, a lot.
There’s a lot to read more