Summer

Strawberry Shortcake

Strawberry Shortcake

The scrumptious combination of strawberries and cream was originally brought to us from a very surprising source: His...

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...

Cherry Biscuit Cobbler

Cherry Biscuit Cobbler

Summer is approaching and with it, we will soon see cherries, cherries everywhere! What to do with all that abundance?...

Roasted Tomato Tart with Shrimp

Roasted Tomato Tart with Shrimp

I adapted this from a recipe I came across many years ago (20??) in an issue of Victoria Magazine. Don’t be daunted by...

Lemon Chiffon Cake

Lemon Chiffon Cake

This light, velvety chiffon cake is a delectable marriage of a buttery yellow cake and lofty-light angel food cake....

Creamy Corn Crab Bisque

Creamy Corn Crab Bisque

The arrival of fresh corn signals the waning days of summer, but oh, what a high note on which to end the season! This...

Mixed Berry Curd Tart

Mixed Berry Curd Tart

I'm always eager to use up the excess egg yolks that are the inevitable byproduct of making Swiss Meringue Buttercream...

Ice Cream Sandwiches

Ice Cream Sandwiches

How much fun is it to make your own ice-cream sandwiches? A lot more fun than I anticipated! When I was home in Canada...

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....

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...

Blackberry Orange Mousse Cake

Blackberry Orange Mousse Cake

This seems to be the year of the blackberry. We are enjoying Blackberry Mojitos, Blackberry Champagne Cocktails and...

Blackberry Champagne Cocktail

Blackberry Champagne Cocktail

You've heard of a Kir Royale? Meet the Blackberry Champagne Cocktail. It's a sparkling summer cocktail, rich with the...

Blackberry Mojito

Blackberry Mojito

It's the summer of the blackberry. Inspired by a drink we had at The Glass Onion in Falmouth, we decided to try our...

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...

Mixed Berry Scones

Mixed Berry Scones

This recipe, very slightly adapted from Cook's Country, is a winner. The tartness of the berries is offset beautifully...

Mushroom Strudel

Mushroom Strudel

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

Chicken and Pork Kebabs

Chicken and Pork Kebabs

Kebabs are a colourful and flavourful member of the grilling menu. Easy to throw together, they're infinitely...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

Mojito

Mojito

When visiting us in the Cape, one of son Adam and son-in-law Mike's favourite occupations is concocting (and...

No-Bake Chocolate Mousse Pie

No-Bake Chocolate Mousse Pie

When it's 90 degrees in the shade and the mere thought of turning on the oven makes you shudder, it's time to break...

Raspberry Lime Rickey

Raspberry Lime Rickey

We've had lots of family, big and small, here in the Cape over the last week. We were blessed with marvellous weather...

Mediterranean Vegetable Gratin

Mediterranean Vegetable Gratin

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

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...

Spiced Plum Skillet Cake

Spiced Plum Skillet Cake

This is an old-fashioned cake reminiscent of sticky gingerbread with pockets of jammy plums that melt in your mouth....

Summer Squash Succotash

Summer Squash Succotash

It's been a very hot, dry summer here in Ontario, and our local summer squash crop has been, well, squashed....

Peach Cardamom Galette

Peach Cardamom Galette

Is there anything more succulent than a ripe peach? Freshly chopped atop a bowl of yoghurt and granola,...

Summer Squash Carbonara

Summer Squash Carbonara

While my son Adam and I very much enjoy exploring multi-step, complex recipes during our vacation time, we are also on...

Raspberry Galette

Raspberry Galette

One of my relaxing pastimes whilst in the Cape is browsing old issues of Victoria Magazine. Their luscious...

Pork Chops with Peaches

Pork Chops with Peaches

When Adam and their family visit us in Cape Cod, it's our tradition to try a bunch of new recipes and this year was no...

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....

Stone-Fruit Chutney

Stone-Fruit Chutney

The urge to preserve overcomes me every year around this time.  It's probably some primal holdover, or perhaps...

Lobster Risotto

Lobster Risotto

Risotto is a traditional Italian dish made with starchy Arborio or Carnaroli rice, that give the dish a soft,...

Summer Dinner For Ten

Summer Dinner For Ten

The remainder of the family was flying in late that evening, and with their arrival, our numbers would swell to 10...

Ricotta and Basil Ravioli

Ricotta and Basil Ravioli

Is there anything more delectable than homemade pasta?  Probably not, we concluded over dinner last night as we...

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...

Succotash

Succotash

We’re suckers for succotash in our house. As a kid, I loathed lima beans and anything that resembled them, so was...

Paella

Paella

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

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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