Archive for 2016

Ginger Pots de Crème with Black Tea Gelée, Grapefruit & Crushed Meringue

December 19th, 2016

Happy Holidays, everyone! I’ve been looking for a decadent dessert to serve with a special holiday meal, and have decided that this would be perfect for New Year’s Eve. The sweet, creamy ginger custard which stars in this dish is beautifully offset with the bitterness of black tea, the grapefruit provides a refreshing, sour bite […]

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Cranberry Tequila Jello Shots

December 5th, 2016

Holiday party season’s upon us, and I can’t wait for the festivities! This recipe takes a delicious homemade cranberry sauce (you always make extra like I do, right?) and fashions it into a sophisticated chewable cocktail. If you enjoy hosting parties as much as I do, then treat your esteemed guests to some of these […]

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Aztec Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

November 21st, 2016

We’re quickly gearing up to the holiday season, and if you’re wondering what to bring to the countless get-togethers your friends and family will undoubtedly be inviting you to, consider adding this decadent recipe to your rotation of treats! Full of rich chocolate and spiced with orange zest, cayenne and cinnamon, these tender cookies explode […]

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Sweet Corn Risotto with Crab & Bacon

November 7th, 2016

Tomorrow is a big day. Not only will it be my birthday, but it will also be the US election – and with all the nasty rhetoric that’s been tossed around this campaign season, I’m looking forward to it all being over. But while we’re at it, I thought I’d cook up something suitable for […]

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Fruit & Nut Chocolate Cheerios Clusters

October 24th, 2016

Need some treats in a hurry? This quick and easy recipe will have you ready for visitors in no time. Earlier this year General Mills sent me a few boxes of the cereals they’d relaunched with all-natural colours and flavours, and this was the very first recipe I tried. It turned out to be a […]

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Lentil, Bacon & Squash Soup

October 10th, 2016

One of my favourite things to make when the weather gets cooler is large batches of hearty soup. Along with a slice or two of fresh-baked bread or a savoury popover, it makes for an easy and comforting meal. This recipe is perfectly portioned for 2, but can easily scale up for more. Even better, […]

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Chai Nectarine Loaf with Candied Ginger

September 21st, 2016

Today’s the last day of summer, so I thought I’d celebrate the last stone fruits of the season and take advantage of the no longer sweltering weather before our fall harvest, apples and pumpkin, begins to dominate grocery store aisles. This loaf combines the fleshy, tangy sweetness of tangerines, and the aromatic, warming spices commonly […]

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Strawberry Puff Pastry Flowers with Lemon Mascarpone Whipped Cream

March 20th, 2016

Happy Spring Equinox! Though we’ve had a mild winter this year, I’m ecstatic that it’s finally the first day of Spring. To me, this is the season of new beginnings, of renewal and growth and optimism for what’s to come. And if you’re celebrating along, why not make a few of these incredibly easy puff […]

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Figs with Goat’s Cheese, Pistachios, and Golden Grahams

March 7th, 2016

For those of you who live in the States, today is National Cereal Day!! I’m a big fan of breakfast for dinner, and if you haven’t yet had cereal today, it’s not too late! General Mills has reformulated a bunch of their cereals in the quest to eliminate artificial flavours, artificial colours and high fructose […]

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Apple Cranberry Croissant Bread Pudding (in the slow cooker!)

February 11th, 2016

Ah, hibernation weather. We’ve had an incredibly mild – even record-breakingly warm – winter this year, but now it seems as though we’re finally hitting a cold snap! When that happens, I break out my slow cooker. Hamilton Beach was so kind as to send me one the year before last, and I’ve been making […]

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