Tag: Dessert

Baking and Sweet Endings

Spiced Red Wine Poached Pears

Saturday mornings in late October and November means a trip to Nat Bailey Farmer’s Market in search of seasonal fruits and vegetables. The colours are awesome! With the backdrop of the Coast Mountains on occasion receiving a snowfall, it’s simply

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Fall Harvest

Fall – What’s In Season??

There’s just a few short days left until…I know, I know.   Summer is coming to an end and we move towards the end of the year.  But it’s not all bad news!  If you check out the list below

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Baking and Sweet Endings

Mom’s Rhubarb Custard Pie

Mom made fabulous rhubarb pies.  OK Mom made fabulous pies period! I tweaked her recipe a bit by adding some grated orange peel and I think it really adds something special to her original. Pie crust for a 9″ 2

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Red Wine Cherry Sauce

For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here. A terrific sauce for pannacotta or ice-cream or whatever else might come to mind! I think I’ll give it a try on waffles! You will need to use frozen pitted

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A Christmas “Lunch”

The “family” is coming to an early Christmas dinner a few days before Christmas.  Just the five of us this year but nonetheless…we want to have a “proper” feast! I’ve been working on the menu and of course, it always

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Mocha Custards

For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here. Don’t you just love the combination of coffee and chocolate, I know I do! I like this dessert a lot because you can do it the day before and because

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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

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Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here. Strawberries; those luscious, red, juicy, locally grown berries just waiting to become something wonderful. I used to make a jam that I called “Strubarb.” I really love the combination of

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Mom’s Sponge Cake

For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here. This sponge cake can be used for many things, including Strawberry Shortcake, a big hit in our house when I was a kid! During the strawberry season it was always

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Baking and Sweet Endings

Italian Lemon Puddings

This pudding is always welcome at our house!  It’s makes a delicious light ending to Easter dinner or any other dinner for that matter! We love it! It calls for Meyer lemon juice and rind. If you can’t find Meyer lemons,

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