Beef Stew Braised With Guinness

Beef Stew Braised With Guinness

Meltingly tender chunks of beef with toothsome potatoes, turnips, carrots and peas in a deep, rich gravy. Yum! Just the ticket for cold winter nights. The Guinness provides a depth of flavour and colour that is unbeatable. It makes winter almost enjoyable! This recipe...
Flageolet Bean, Ham Hock & Chorizo Soup

Flageolet Bean, Ham Hock & Chorizo Soup

Brrrrr. It’s freezing out! Time to make a stick-to-your ribs, hearty bean soup with lots of vegetables, tasty chunks of spicy chorizo sausage and lusciously tender ham hock.  This recipe is adapted from one in Carolyne Roehm’s Winter Notebook. I...
Small Gingerbread Houses Made Easy

Small Gingerbread Houses Made Easy

Christmas baking is a time honoured tradition, even among the culinary-wary. People who normally would not be caught dead brandishing a rolling pin wax nostalgic about baking with Grandma, and comment enthusiastically about how nice the house smells while gingerbread...
Broccoli Soup with Mustard Seeds

Broccoli Soup with Mustard Seeds

This recipe is adapted from Sarah Lee Chase’s Cold Weather Cooking and is absolutely delicious. She in turn caged the recipe from the Powers Family of Weston, Connecticut, so the gift just keeps on giving, folks. I love the entire cookbook, which is just...