Archive for 2015

“Baked Potato” Gougères

August 13th, 2015

Is there any better, more versatile comfort food than the humble potato? Whether baked, fried, mashed or any of the other infinite ways to prepare it – potatoes are to me like the warm embrace of a favorite childhood blanket – and even better, they clean up nice enough to take to a fancy party! […]

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Quick Pickled Rhubarb

June 6th, 2015

Last year, I hired some landscapers to take care of one of my most-hated home tasks: yard maintenance. When they had completed the first yard cleanup, I came home to see how lovely and trim everything was. But wait a minute – something was missing! It turned out I hadn’t informed them that I wanted […]

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Marbled Beet Braid

April 21st, 2015

Some foods are humble. Some are simple. Some are down-and-dirty, reserved only for late-night satisfaction. This beet braid is none of those things. It’s a dramatic loaf that loves to be the centre of attention. It will steal the attention of anyone around, and elicit multiple “What is it?”s. I’ve long loved the infectious nature […]

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