Posts Tagged ‘celebrations’

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 Pistachio Palmiers

December 20th, 2012

The season of gift-giving, cookie-swapping, and celebrating with family is here! And while palmiers aren’t traditionally associated with the winter holidays, I highly doubt anyone will object to bitefuls of caramelized, crunchy sugar and light, flaky pastry – especially when filled with pistachios and cranberries to add some festive red and green. Even better, they […]

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Chocolate Covered Spiders

October 21st, 2012

Halloween’s creeping up on us! If you’re in search of spooky treats to distract hungry zombies (and maybe a human or two), arm yourself with an array of these sweet and savoury critters. You can even give them markings with sprinkles or decorative icing; I kept mine minimalistic. Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter & Pretzel Spiders […]

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Mother’s Day Smorgastarta with Beet Chip Roses

May 14th, 2012

One of my most enduring memories from my childhoood is that of my mother at the dining table, preparing crafts to make with us or with her Sunday School classes. She’d work late into the early mornings to get everything ready, and somehow we always took for granted all the materials at our disposal. Our […]

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

March 16th, 2012

It’s St. Patrick’s Day weekend! And as with all festive holiday weekends, you might find that everyone’s so busy it’s difficult to round all your friends up for a drink at the same time. But the folks at Guinness have trained a sheepdog to do the hard work for you: If you plan to forego […]

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Happy Chinese New Year!

January 23rd, 2012

To all who are celebrating, Gung Hey Fat Choi! Many wishes for a happy, healthy, and prosperous year. It’s the year of the dragon, and dragons are said to be confident, enterprising and creative (it’s no wonder we get along!). May you be blessed this year and beyond with more food than you can fit […]

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New Year, New Site!

December 29th, 2011

So I know, it’s a wee bit early, but I can’t wait for the new year to begin. I hope you all have a wonderful year ahead of you, full of vigorous activity and personal triumphs, great friendships and happy moments! I’ve been working on this project over the last of the old year, and […]

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Anthony Bourdain’s Twisted Christmas

December 24th, 2011

It’s Christmas Eve, everyone – and I hope you’re having a great time with your loved ones! Just don’t let Ol’ Krampus get you…

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Turkey Barley Soup (or, what to do with All Those Leftovers?)

November 26th, 2011

Here’s hoping that everyone celebrating Thanksgiving (and those who aren’t as well) is having a great weekend so far! If you’ve hosted a Thanksgiving meal this year, you might have on your hands a lot of leftover turkey – to which I say, “Great!” No, really. I mean it. Because that means you’ll have plenty […]

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Pomegranate-Ginger Champagne Cocktail

October 5th, 2011

Champagne is a great way to start off any meal! But if you want some variety, you’ll find it makes for a great cocktail mixer. This tart and gingery combination is both warming and refreshing, and was the perfect start to our Thanksgiving dinner last year. Pomegranate-Ginger Champagne Cocktail Serves 6-8 350 ml pomegranate juice […]

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