Category Archives: Memories

Processing…Not Just Tomato Sauce

Rather than share a photo of the end result (27 jars of tomato sauce) or the starting place (one bushel of ripe Ontario roma tomatoes), I chose to share a photo of the mid-way point of my 10 hour tomato sauce … Continue reading

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Where do you find inspiration?

What feeds your cooking mojo? “No one who cooks, cooks alone. Even at her most solitary, a cook in the kitchen is surrounded by generations of cooks past, the advice and menus of cooks present, the wisdom of cookbook writers.” … Continue reading

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Zucchini / Courgette: Let’s call the whole thing off!

I have a love/hate relationship with zucchini.  Even when I try to call them courgettes, I am still haunted by the memories of the summer that my mother planted them in the garden…. Zucchini pancakes, zucchini chocolate cake, zucchini fritters,deep … Continue reading

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Early Inspiration for a Foodie

As a voracious reader from early on, I believe certain books inspired me to be a “foodie” – I always wondered about the apple jams in “Anne of Green Gables” and I was intrigued by the description of making head … 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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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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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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