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...
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...
Tostadas with Shrimp & Guacamole

Tostadas with Shrimp & Guacamole

This easy appetizer can be prepared in advance with just a bit of last minute assembly.   Tostadas with Shrimp and Guacamole 2017-08-27 04:43:19 An easy and filling appetizer, which can be prepared in advance, with just a bit of last minute assembly. YUM! Write a...
Mojito

Mojito

When visiting us in the Cape, one of son Adam and son-in-law Mike’s favourite occupations is concocting (and consuming!) cocktails. Their respective rates of consumption have slowed considerably with the onset of fatherhood, but their enthusiasm has not waned...