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Category Archives: Preserves

It’s That Time of Year

Written on November 2, 2013 at 6:08 pm, by

Autumn is my favourite time of year for many reasons, not the least of which is the happy knowledge that the holidays, in all their baking-imbued glory, are just around the corner. But another reason that I enjoy this time of year is is that Autumn means cookbook season. While I maintain a steady diet  Continue Reading »

True Cupcakes

Written on July 2, 2009 at 8:33 pm, by

Television, in the general sense, is disappointing to me. As a child, it seemed that there was an endless lineup of programs to entertain me. Of course I wasn’t allowed to watch most of them. But as an adult, with all the freedom in the world to watch whatever I want, I expect quality when  Continue Reading »

It Must be Cookbook Season!

Written on November 20, 2008 at 1:01 am, by

While I would argue that every season is cookbook season, I don’t think there’s any question that that the lead-up to Christmas is probably one of the most intense times for cookbook authors and publishers. After all, cookbooks make great gifts. Ahem. Hint. Hint. Anyway, it’s usually around this time that friends will begin asking  Continue Reading »

I will miss you, little tomatoes!

Written on September 29, 2008 at 7:27 pm, by

For as long as I can remember, we have always had a garden. My grandparents always had a garden. My aunts and uncle always had a garden. My cousins alway had a garden. My friends and neighbours always had a garden. Now that the time has come to say goodbye to the garden for another  Continue Reading »

Feasting on Nigella

Written on January 19, 2007 at 10:06 pm, by

It’s difficult not to like Nigella Lawson. You’d have to be hard-hearted indeed not to fall prey to the charms of this intelligent, witty and yes – gorgeous – woman. As a television personality, her presence is infectious. Don’t we all wish we could look so good throwing egg shells into the sink?! I own  Continue Reading »

Doing the Tomatoes

Written on September 15, 2006 at 12:09 am, by

People mark the passage of the seasons in many ways. In winter some look for the groundhog’s shadow to determine how much longer the season will last. In spring, the lengthening days are welcomed by those who long for summer’s heat. And some wait anxiously for the leaves to change colour so that they can  Continue Reading »

A Challenge for Cream Puff

Written on August 19, 2006 at 4:01 pm, by

Ladies and gentlemen, I have been challenged! The gauntlet has been thrown down by none other than the brilliant photographer and fantastic cook Meeta of What’s For Lunch Honey?. Not only did Meeta organize an event with sixty plus participants, she took the time out of her schedule to send me a postcard. And a  Continue Reading »

The Colours of Summer

Written on July 18, 2006 at 8:19 pm, by

Every season has its colours. For me, winter is silver and white. Spring is yellow and green. And my favourite season of all, autumn, is pure blazing gold. But what are the colours of summer? They’re the blues of the wildest blueberries and the deepest purple of eggplant. They’re the orange-red of ripened tomatoes and  Continue Reading »