Basil Pesto

Basil Pesto

It’s that time of year when basil plants are at their fragrant peak and visions of pasta ribbons festooned with pesto start dancing before our eyes. Our family loves pesto, and Spaghetti with Pesto and Shrimp is a go-to mid-week meal. It’s dead simple and...
Apple Spice Cakelets

Apple Spice Cakelets

Last summer in the Cape, our friends John and Leanne came to visit, Leanne is quite an accomplished cook and baker; John, her husband, is a batter aficionado, so we all spent a pleasant day immersed in baking activities – Leanne and I baking and John cleaning up...
Peach Plum Cobbler

Peach Plum Cobbler

It’s Labour day weekend, and after visiting Nana & Poppa and taking them a Spiced Plum Skillet Cake (enthusiastically received, as always) I was looking for a recipe to use up the last of the buttermilk, the purple Italian and small golden plums that I...
Purple Plum Torte

Purple Plum Torte

This delectable cake has a venerable history. When Amanda Hesser, former editor of the New York Times food section, began compiling recipes to create the very marvellous The Essential New York Times Cookbook, she asked for suggestions from readers as to what...