Monthly Archives: January 2014

We Made These: Sausages!

Do you ever believe in omens?  Where all the signs are pointing you in a direction? For a number of reasons, I have a feeling that 2014 will my year of the sausage. 1.  One of the stocking stuffers from … Continue reading

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Robbie Burns Dinner with a Spanish twist…

We went on a European tour last night in our Robbie Burns Day celebrations… Although the SO is Latvian, he has a love of anything Scots.  This is a man who has never been to Scotland yet owns two kilts … Continue reading

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Seeking Perfection: Potato Pancakes

I have spent the last twenty years trying to perfect my potato pancake recipe. Why?  Because they are so lovely (comfort food to the nth degree) when they turn out right, and you can serve them for any meal.  In … Continue reading

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To Market, To Market…

I am a sucker for a good public market.  And I am missing them.  Maybe it’s the cold weather right now that makes me want to just stay indoors but I have been dreaming of all the wonderful markets I … Continue reading

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Roast Chicken & Laundry: A Perfect Evening

To paraphrase Joni Mitchell, you don’t appreciate what you’ve got until it’s gone – especially running water.   The pipes froze on Monday night (minus 30+ degree weather will do that) and we did not get water again until about … Continue reading

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Skillet Corn Bread for A Cold Winter’s Night

We are under an extreme cold weather warning here in Toronto (it’s minus 34 this morning with the windchill!) so last night was an evening to stay tucked inside enjoying the warmth and, of course, soup. I usually only bake … Continue reading

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