Fish Hut Muffins

Fish Hut Muffins

Not every muffin has a story! A number of years ago, our friend, chef Urs, owned a fish shop/deli/catering business around the corner from where we live. The day I baked these muffins for the first time I thought “I’ll bet Urs would like to have one with his afternoon coffee”. Within an hour he was… Continue Reading…

Swiss Chard Tart With Feta And Currants

Swiss Chard Tart With Feta And Currants

I came across this recipe last year and have made it a few times since.  So far, everyone who has eaten it has given it two thumbs up!  And as Swiss chard is available for most of the year I think a good recipe to keep handy! For the Filling: 1 Tbsp. EVO 1 onion,… Continue Reading…

Crunchy Top Grape Muffins

Crunchy Top Grape Muffins

For the past couple of years, in the fall, I’ve been making lovely little Coronation grape cakes for dessert.  And while doing a freezer tidy-up recently, I found a small bag of the grapes tucked away. Hmmm…well I don’t have enough to make those cakes but maybe I could turn them into muffins! And I… Continue Reading…

Ottolenghi’s Sort-of-Waldorf

Ottolenghi’s Sort-of-Waldorf

Another winner from from Yotam Ottolenghi! This recipe is from his cookbook “Plenty More”…I’m a huge fan of his stuff! My husband and I even paid a visit to his shop in Nottinghill the last time we were in London! It’s a deli that has the most amazing looking things available and so beautifully presented!… Continue Reading…

Greek Butter Cookies

Greek Butter Cookies

Getting a “leg-up” on my Christmas baking by starting with these buttery little morsels that have just a hint of anise flavour. They’re good keepers and freeze well!  You can use either blanched or unblanched almonds to make the cookies.  I’ve been baking these off and on for over 40 years…the original recipe is taped… Continue Reading…

End of Summer Zucchini Casserole

End of Summer Zucchini Casserole

We’ve headed into fall and the remaining Romanesco zucchini need to be used…now what? I’d pretty much run through the  “zucchini repertoire” and I needed to come up with something for dinner.  There’s that leftover barbecued corn from the night before…hmmm.   Here it is…kind of macaroni and cheese without the macaroni using zucchini and corn instead!… Continue Reading…

Eggplant Timballo

Eggplant Timballo

When it’s eggplant season…they are so gorgeous, well you just have to cook something with them…so there’s Timballo, Parmigiana, Pasta alla Norma (delish), or even cubed up, sautéed and tossed on to a pizza…and that’s only my Italian favs. Middle Eastern eggplant preparations ring all my bells too! Makes About 6 Servings I find that… Continue Reading…

Tomato Apricot Ginger Chutney

Tomato Apricot Ginger Chutney

We love this chutney as an accompaniment to Indian spiced chicken.  And it would be amazing with lamb and I have served it with Tourtiere at Christmas too!  My friend and great chef Andrea of Burdock and Co. restaurant here in Vancouver is a big fan of this one! Chutney will keep for up to… Continue Reading…

Beer Braised Beef Stew

Beer Braised Beef Stew

When fall and winter is upon us, there is nothing like a comforting, tummy warming stew. This is one of my all-time favourites. You can make it as spicy as you like and if you like to put potatoes in your stews,(I much prefer serving stew with mashed potatoes) you can change out the turnips for 4… Continue Reading…

Phyllis’ Cabbage Rolls

Phyllis’ Cabbage Rolls

Makes a roasting pan full! And would be great as part of a casual potluck or a buffet! Cabbage Rolls hold a very special place in my heart. I am not sure where Mom got her recipe, probably from someone in her family. I have adapted her original recipe with a couple of my own… Continue Reading…