Latest Recipes


Rhubarb juice — refreshing, unique and oh so lovely


  This easy to make juice is a nice alternative to fruit juice. Mix it half-and-half with carbonated water, add a sprig of mint and relax in the sun. In a medium sauce pan bring to a boil:  3 ½ cups water 1/3 cup sugar Add 2 ½ cups rhubarb and […]


New potatoes are one of the great treats of spring


  I’m not much for potatoes, unless they’re the tiny, soft-skinned spring potatoes. They’re so creamy and sweet. You don’t want to smother that taste and texture. My favourite way to serve them…boiled then tossed with a bit of butter, salt & pepper and sprinkled with fresh chives from the […]


Veggie sides for spring!


 Once the weather turns fine I stop craving soups, stews and other warming comfort food. Instead my palate is in search of food that hints at summer. That’s what inspired the dishs below:  Roasted vegetable salad with feta and olives. Roasted vegetable salad with feta and olives One large well-scrubbed pepper, […]


Five-minute bread


   This book makes bread baking a synch. This simple bread recipe comes from the book “Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day” by Jeff Hertzberg & Zoe Francois. The book is a great guide to fitting homemade bread into busy lives. Basic bread(these quantities can be cut in […]


Homemade bread – a little bit of soul food


  I have always thought that making your own bread is the kitchen equivalent of living off-grid. Not only does it feel like the ultimate in self sufficiency, there is great satisfaction in creating something so fundamental with our own hands. And few things are more delicious or comforting than […]