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Succulent Strawberry Salad

Succulent Strawberry Salad

Looking for a no-fail starter for a dinner party? This colourfully fresh salad pleases foodies and veggie-haters...

Sugar Transfer Cookies

Sugar Transfer Cookies

Buttery, crisp sugar cookies are welcome at any time of year. Fail-safe and endlessly adaptable, here they are...

Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

Remember when muffins were breakfast food? Before they began their Incredible Hulk transformation into a disguised...

Rhubarb Tartan Cake

Rhubarb Tartan Cake

I’ve been intrigued with the idea of decorating a cake with thin strips of rhubarb since I saw Heather Baird’s...

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...

Lemon Honeycomb Cake

Lemon Honeycomb Cake

The honeycomb pan for this cake has been lurking in my cake pan cupboard for a couple of years, waiting for its debut....

Cherry Blossom Cake

Cherry Blossom Cake

Our neighbour's flowering cherry tree is just breaking into bloom. For a few glorious days, its graceful branches...

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...

Blueberry Cucumber Salad

Blueberry Cucumber Salad

This versatile salad makes a great starter for an elegant dinner when served in a champagne coupe or martini...

Greek Salad

Greek Salad

Colourful bell peppers and heirloom tomatoes jostle an English cucumber, Kalamata olives and Feta cheese in a lemony...

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...

Strawberry Rhubarb Torte

Strawberry Rhubarb Torte

Strawberries and rhubarb are a classic combination for good reason. When strawberries are at their peak, their sweet...

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...

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...

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...

Cliveden 66 Cocktail

Cliveden 66 Cocktail

On one of our UK jaunts, we dined at Cliveden, a National Trust property which is also a wonderful hotel....

Linguine with Clams

Linguine with Clams

I'd always loved this dish, and then I had it in Venice and became spoiled for life. Linguine con Vongole, as it's...

Paella

Paella

Paella is a gorgeous dish, the rice beautifully coloured with saffron and studded with delicious seafood, chorizo rice...

Oysters

Oysters

One of the (many) wonderful things about Cape Cod is our ready access to great seafood. Famed for its Wellfleet...

Tigger’s Pasta

Tigger’s Pasta

Our marmalade cat, Tigger, considers himself to be human, although if asked, I’d bet he’d shudder at the thought of...

White Bean & Shrimp Salad

White Bean & Shrimp Salad

This wonderful salad makes a tasty starter course for dinner and works equally well as a main course for lunch....

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