Lemon Squares… and a book review

When I was asked to host a stop on Ginger Monette’s blog tour for Darcy’s Hope at Donwell Abbey, the first question I had was “what did the characters eat?” My initial thoughts of a wounded soldier recovering near his wealthy family’s estate in England involved images of scones and cream teas. I thought of […]

Chai-Flavoured Biscotti

Every year, as December approaches, I start planning my annual Christmas Cookie Collection, the assortment of baked treats that my husband takes to his various staff and colleagues at work, as part of the gift exchange there. No matter what one’s religion, there’s always room on one’s faith for a home-made cookie or twelve. Some recipes […]

Blueberry Pie in a Lemon-Poppy Seed Crust

Sometimes inspiration comes from the most unexpected places. My daughter is a bit of an artist and loves playing with her various colours of modelling clay. One thing she loves is making me food – exquisite miniature interpretations of whatever I can dream up. The other day she had grabbed the yellow, black and purple, and […]

Samosas

It’s Chanukah, also known as the Festival of Light, The Festival of Cholesterol, and the Festival of There-Goes-My-Diet. As with any Jewish holiday, there are traditional foods associated with it and enjoyed by the community. Such treats for Chanukah include potato pancakes (latkes) and jelly-filled doughnuts (sufganiyot). But where food is involved, why limit yourself […]