Tag: Phyllis Knudsen

Basics & Tips

BOO!! It’s Halloween!

The last time we were in London, England in October, darned if we didn’t see Halloween stuff all over the place! I couldn’t believe it.  One afternoon we saw people in costumes heading into some kind of afternoon event not

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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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Baking and Sweet Endings

Halloween Nanaimo Bars

Ok, who doesn’t like Nanaimo Bars??? I store them in the fridge or freezer so they are nice and cold.  They just seem better that way, at least as far as I’m concerned!  Here’s a discovery I made:  they don’t

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Baking and Sweet Endings

Pumpkin Gingerbread Cake

An easy to make cake that is moist, light and full of the fall spices we all love so much! In my books, if it’s made with buttermilk then I’m sold! Makes A 9” Square Pan 1 ½ cups granulated

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Baking and Sweet Endings

Cranberry Pumpkin Walnut Bread

This excellent quick bread is a winner in my books! If you wish, you can spread with a little butter. I kind of like it as it comes, but that’s me! Makes 1 Loaf Preheat oven to 350 F. Spray

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Fall Appetizers

Honey Pear Crostini With Melted Brie

Simply  a wonderful combination of flavours for a delicious fall appetizer. Local pears, some fresh rosemary and a bit of melted brie. I make a stash of the Honey Pear Preserves to have on hand for a quick appetizer. 1

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Fall Egg Dishes and Brunch

Spiced Pumpkin Pancakes

Oh yum…it’s pumpkin time again! These pancakes will definitely fit the bill on Thanksgiving morning!  You can easily cut the recipe in half if you only want 8 pancakes. Makes Approximately 16 Pancakes 2 cups unbleached flour (you can use

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Basics & Tips

Thanksgiving and Giving Thanks

Over last weekend we were sitting by our little antique electric fireplace with its glowing glass “coals” reminiscing, sipping wine and reading the entries in my Rome journal from last October.  We spent our Thanksgiving  there wandering the Jewish Ghetto

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Fall Pasta

Phyllis’ Leek & Pancetta Tagliatelle

My “take” on a Lorenza de’Medici recipe. We think the addition of pancetta and a splash of white wine to the sauce makes it even more delicious.  I often make half the recipe for our primo which goes especially well with lamb marinated in my go

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