Month: October 2013

Fall Harvest

What’s Been Cooking And Baking?

Well, you might ask! At this time of the year I seem to go into overdrive with baking!  It really takes me back to my days of all those sandwich lunches but mostly all the baking for the goodie trays that  my “flock” in the executive dining room loved! Of course because it’s coming up to […]

Basics & Tips

City Of Roses

We’ve been talking about driving down the road one day to visit Portland and we finally we made it! My driver decided he did not want to make 504 km (313 miles) drive that takes around 6 hours, depending on how “nice” the American Customs guys are at the moment! So…we booked seats on the Amtrak […]

Basics & Tips, Kitchen Tips

Save Cash, Make The Basics

One of the things I really love to do is test recipes that sound interesting. The other day I was thinking of making  an arugula salad with mosto cotto (cooked grape must) dressing because I just happen to have some on hand, bought on our last trip to Chianti, that I am sort of hoarding. One […]

Fall Harvest

What’s Been Cooking?

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! For me, when autumn is upon us, I start cooking a lot more, must be the little squirrel in me, putting things away for the winter!  This past week or so I’ve been like a whirling dervish!  What with preparing for and cooking Thanksgiving dinner, there’s been other tummy warming goodness that […]

Fall Harvest

Autumn Menus

I know that this weekend is Canadian Thanksgiving and we are all geared up for our Thanksgiving dinner event whether it be a beautifully browned roasted turkey or in our case a loin of pork with gingersnap sauce ( the recipe to be posted next week).  My mom made the best pumpkin pie, if you […]

Basics & Tips

Cock-A-Doodle-Do

Once upon a time there was a very happy cook, me! Nowadays, not so much. I blame the poultry police! Who doesn’t love a really good roast chicken or turkey? The problem re-emerged when were in England not long ago and were reminded of what we think of as proper, really good poultry. There is something so […]

Basics & Tips

Time To Re-Decorate? Part 4

For a printer friendly version of this blog, click here. Choosing a style can be easy. If you already have some furniture that is of a certain style and you love it, then there you have it. Although consideration could be given to choosing an Eclectic style by combining what you have with one other […]

Fall Harvest

What’s Cooking These First Days of Fall

We’ve said goodbye, sadly, to summer once again but I don’t necessarily want to barge ahead and make stew!  We are still working on the last of those fabulous Sungold tomatoes and Romanesco zucchini from our garden! When you grow zucchini, you really need to have a plan!  Every time you step into the garden, there are more!  So […]