Recipe Index

winter archive

happy christmas to you: candy cane crisp bark

One of my favorite Christmas traditions to make is candy cane bark. White chocolate + candy canes is a cinch to make, very festive-looking and it’s always appreciated. This year, I decided to shake things up a bit…

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worth the wait: welsh cakes

First of all, I want to thank all of you for your well-wishes during my time of extreme craft craziness. To those who I met at the various fairs and shows, thank you so much for coming out and saying…

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a taste of home: chicken, sausage and vegetable stew

Chunks of squash, baby eggplant, onion, mushrooms, purple potatoes, red-skinned potatoes, carrots and tomatoes mingled with a good glug of riesling for a perfect supper. It’s simplicity and it was the perfect welcome home meal made with lots of love.

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old fashioned ginger apple pandowdy

Apple pandowdy not something I grew up eating, but it’s similar to a crisp or a crumble or a grunt: rich biscuit topping and a spicy fruit filling. But the twist with a pandowdy is that molasses and lemon juice are mixed in with the apples so the flavour is deep and dark.

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cookies, soup & crafts (in that order)

The cookies above are delicious and easy to make. Plus, if you can believe it, they are actually GOOD FOR YOU. Whole wheat flour, oats, chocolate…hmm, well you get the picture.

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cauliflower & carrots braised in milk

Last week, I wanted to make something creamy and comforting with what vegetables I had on hand: 2 different types of carrots (one yellow, one orange) and a head of cauliflower. Soup would have been the obvious choice, but I wanted something a bit more unusual. These “creamed” vegetables were the result.

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italian wedding soup

When I first heard the term Italian Wedding Soup, I assumed that it would be a big production. In my head, the soup would be simmered over the course of 3 days in a pot large enough to serve an…

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winter citrus fruit salad

February and I haven’t always been on the best of terms. Grey short days with lots of rain don’t do much to raise the spirits. This February (& throw in January too) has been nothing short of spectacular. Sunny, warm…

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