Will I spend the rest of my life craving new pencils and pens at the end of August?
It’s warm and sunny. We’re still mowing the lawn. My tomatoes have yet to ripen. It is very much summer. But, I keep thinking about September. I’d say this preoccupation was a little cr read more
If molasses had a season I'd say it's Autumn.
There's something about the tangy, warming flavour of molasses that makes it the perfect partner for all sorts of Fall baking.
I have already gone on and on about what a lovely couple apples and molasses make, so now I'll move alo read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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