Autumn

Steamed Harvest Bread

Steamed Harvest Bread

Long before closed ovens took their place in the average home, people used to cook on cast iron stove tops and over...

Pumpkin Roll

Pumpkin Roll

Tins of puréed pumpkin are a staple in our house, right up there with San Marzano Italian tomatoes. But in the fall,...

Sausage Sheet Pan Dinner

Sausage Sheet Pan Dinner

Living so close to our various family members, impromptu mid-week meals are fairly common. I usually have a few pounds...

Fall Vegetable Chowder

Fall Vegetable Chowder

This quick and easy soup can be on the table in under 30 minutes. While it may not have the depth of flavour of...

Gingerbread Loaves

Gingerbread Loaves

It's no secret that I adore gingerbread. While I'm very partial to crisp gingersnaps, my real favourite is the spicy,...

Better-Than-Crack-Brownie Cake

Better-Than-Crack-Brownie Cake

Another joint birthday has come and gone. My youngest daughter, Lauren, and I both have birthdays in February, only...

Classic Sticky Gingerbread

Classic Sticky Gingerbread

Moist and spicy, this toothsome concoction is a wintertime delight. Enjoy it sitting by the fire with a hot cup of tea...

Gruyere-Stuffed Crusty Bread

Gruyere-Stuffed Crusty Bread

Can anything be more tempting than the aroma of fresh crusty bread? You bet! Add some tantalizingly melted cheese to a...

Paris Bistro Soup

Paris Bistro Soup

A colourful mixture of heirloom beans is the base for this light yet hearty soup. Zursun's Paris Bistro Blend contains...

Chicken Pot Pie

Chicken Pot Pie

Claridge's Hotel has been providing luxury accommodation in the heart of Mayfair since the 1850s; Martyn Nail,...

Fall Brodo

Fall Brodo

A short list of ingredients and a whole lot of flavour. What's not to love? This delectable soup hits all the...

Dried Cherry Panettone

Dried Cherry Panettone

I"m a glutton for slightly sweet bread. Not the super-sweet-sticky stuff like iced cinnamon rolls, but scones, date...

Baklava Pull-Apart Bread

Baklava Pull-Apart Bread

Baking is a very soothing activity. Baking bread with scads of butter, sugar, cinnamon, and nuts is the epitome of...

Poached Pear Pistachio Tart

Poached Pear Pistachio Tart

Earlier this month, we invited some friends over for dinner at the Cape, and I wanted to make a dessert that was...

Sticky Toffee Trifle

Sticky Toffee Trifle

I've always been a fan of Sticky Toffee Pudding with its dense cake and luscious caramel sauce, so I was eager to try...

Monkey Bread

Monkey Bread

When I was planning the table setting Monkeying Around, I discovered Monkey Bread. Where has it been all my life? It's...

Cheese Scones

Cheese Scones

A savoury version of the traditional scone, these are perfect accompaniments to a bowl of hearty soup. The recipe can...

Spicy Orange Ginger Cookies

Spicy Orange Ginger Cookies

We have my friend Leanne of the Apple Bundt Cake to thank for this recipe. It's adapted from Laurel Kreuger's recipe...

Gingerbread Muffins

Gingerbread Muffins

Spicy gingerbread meets breakfast fare; a moist, flavorful muffin that warms the cockles of your tummy. [gallery...

Mushroom Strudel

Mushroom Strudel

The humble, earthy mushroom takes on a deeply savoury flavour and meaty texture when sauteed in olive oil and butter....

Skillet-Baked Eggs with Spinach

Skillet-Baked Eggs with Spinach

Eggs baked in a skillet atop smoothly melted leeks and tasty spinach for a weekend brunch. Such a healthy and virtuous...

Sultana Tea Bread

Sultana Tea Bread

I spotted the picture for this recipe in Tea Time Magazine, and just had to try it. More cake than bread-like, it has...

Lancashire Beef Hot Pot

Lancashire Beef Hot Pot

This hearty one-pot stew is traditionally made with lamb, but is every bit as good with beef. The layer of potatoes...

Cock a Leekie Soup

Cock a Leekie Soup

Chicken and leek soup is a Scottish staple, and there are as many variations on the recipe as there are Scots, it...

Raspberry Cranachan Parfaits

Raspberry Cranachan Parfaits

Raspberry Cranachan is a traditional Scottish dessert, though I would imagine it was made with bottled or preserved...

Scottish Tart

Scottish Tart

A delicious whisky laced, dried fruit and nut filled flan. It's kind of like the best possible buttertart-fruitcake...

Chocolate Clementine Bars

Chocolate Clementine Bars

Holiday baking is one of the joys of the season. It's also an exercise in selectivity - in terms of caloric budget and...

Apple Sponge Cake With Custard

Apple Sponge Cake With Custard

When I was growing up, Sunday dinner was invariably a roast of some sort. If we were very lucky, it was roast pork...

Gingerbread Leaves

Gingerbread Leaves

Earlier this year when my friend Leanne (of the Leanne's Apple Bundt Cake with Apple Butter Bourbon Glaze) was...

Lemon Curd

Lemon Curd

My daughter Kirsten and her husband Mike had invited us over for dinner one evening, and I decided to bring a Tarte au...

The Churchill Cocktail

The Churchill Cocktail

It's always such a treat to visit Cliveden, a country house hotel in England, and it's an even bigger treat when the...

Stacked Waldorf Salad

Stacked Waldorf Salad

Apple season is upon us, and while I love all the braised, rich dishes that come with fall, a tangy, crunchy and fresh...

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...

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;...

Peach Plum Cobbler

Peach Plum Cobbler

It's Labour Day weekend. After visiting Nana & Poppa and taking them a Spiced Plum Skillet...

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,...

Mediterranean Vegetable Gratin

Mediterranean Vegetable Gratin

This marvellous combination of vegetables makes a beautiful side to accompany roast chicken or steak, or feature as...

Gingerbread Pear Cobbler

Gingerbread Pear Cobbler

We are into pear season now, and what better way to enjoy them than in a cobbler? Pears are an exceptionally juicy...

French Apple Tart

French Apple Tart

While trolling for ideas, I immediately fell for this French Apple Tart on appearance alone. Cook's Illustrated...

Apple, Pear & Dried Cherry Pie

Apple, Pear & Dried Cherry Pie

This recipe is adapted from one from Fine Cooking, The original is intended to be made ahead and frozen, which is what...

Rustic Tomato Sauce

Rustic Tomato Sauce

The tomato bounty is overflowing everywhere, prompting an urge to preserve their juicy perfection. I've used a food...

Cassoulet

Cassoulet

Cassoulet is an incredibly rich and flavourful dish, and one of my favourites when we go to Le Select Bistro in...

Black Walnut Manhattan

Black Walnut Manhattan

The Glass Onion is one of our favourite restaurants on the Cape. They don't accept reservations, Update 2020:...

Penicillin

Penicillin

On our recent trip to Edinburgh, we decided to walk the 20 minutes to The Castle Terrace for dinner. It was a...

Tomato Soup with Dill

Tomato Soup with Dill

On a chilly day, sometimes you just want something hot, but not particularly filling. This tomato soup fits the bill...

Date & Nut Loaf

Date & Nut Loaf

After a long walk with the dogs, we like nothing better than to curl up with a book, a cup of tea and a fire in the...

Roasted Vegetable Soup

Roasted Vegetable Soup

This delicious soup can be made in a number of different ways, so don't be afraid to add whatever extra vegetables you...

French Onion Soup

French Onion Soup

When winter storms hit, I'm loathe to leave the comfort of the fireplace to venture out into the cold, so I scrounge...

Butternut Squash Risotto

Butternut Squash Risotto

Risotto is a favourite in our house. We make it throughout the year, especially in the fall when the weather just...

Cranberry Chutney

Cranberry Chutney

Preparations for Thanksgiving dinner have begun!  In the spirit of trying to get as much done ahead of time as...

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