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 […]

Coconut-Berry Frozen Yogurt Squares

Summertime, and the living is easy…  just like these insanely good frozen squares. Frozen yogurt dessert on a chocolate crust – really, what else could you want when the temperatures soar? This recipe is adapted from one I found in the Lady York supermarket’s Spring/Summer 2015 magazine. The recipe requires an ice cream maker. Coconut-Berry […]

Cardamom-Pistachio Shortbread

A couple of months ago I succumbed to temptation, and bought the third (really the first, but republished) cookbook by Yotam Ottolenghi, the eponymous Ottolenghi. Toward the back of this drool-evoking volume is a section on baked goods, and calling my name was a recipe for cardamom shortbread. Always one to play with recipes, I […]