Winter

Lemon Squares

Lemon Squares

If you love lemon meringue pie and lemon curd, you'll adore lemon squares. They're a cinch to make, but don't neglect...

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...

Winter Sidecar

Winter Sidecar

As promised in the Dreamy Wedgwood Style Fruitcake, here is the recipe for a Winter Sidecar, courtesy of Craft...

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,...

Winter Vegetable Chili

Winter Vegetable Chili

The weeks leading up to Christmas are fraught with opportunities for overindulgence. This vegetable-packed chili is a...

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...

Winter White Cupcake Wreath

Winter White Cupcake Wreath

Ever since I laid my hands on "Hello, Cupcake!", Irresistibly playful creations anyone can make, by Karen Tack...

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...

Deconstructed Scotch Eggs

Deconstructed Scotch Eggs

This healthier version of Scotch eggs is a marvellous "proteinious" snack. Traditional Scotch eggs are a soft-boiled...

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...

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...

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...

French Apple Tart

French Apple Tart

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

Cassoulet

Cassoulet

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

Danish Butter Cookies

Danish Butter Cookies

This recipe is from Glenn's mother, who began selling these cookies to neighbours and friends when Glenn's Dad...

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...

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...

Osso Bucco

Osso Bucco

A traditional, much loved Italian dish, "Osso Buco" means "hole of bone" because the marrow provides the rich flavour...

Split Pea Simmer

Split Pea Simmer

This hearty, thick soup is a family favourite.  Served with crusty bread, a little cheese and some fruit, it's a...

Turkey Stew

Turkey Stew

We recently enjoyed an Apple-Brined and Hickory-Smoked Turkey on the BBQ. Not only is the cooking process fast and...

Lamb Shanks

Lamb Shanks

This hearty braised dish is a family favourite. This recipe is a compilation of many I’ve tried over the years. Still,...

Lattice Top Apple Tart

Lattice Top Apple Tart

For an elegant twist on apple pie, a tart with a lattice top fits the bill nicely.   ...

Tuscan Bean Soup

Tuscan Bean Soup

This soup is one of our family’s favourites. The recipe is adapted from Savoring Tuscany by Williams Sonoma, which is...

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