lemon thyme ice cream

lemon thyme ice cream

I have been buying kitchen gadgets for over thirty years. I own every conceivable pot, pan, knife, peeler, mold – you name it; I own it. I have worn out three stand mixers and four food processors. And yet despite being a crazed … Continue reading

Blackberry and Apple Crumble and CBC

Blackberry and Apple Crumble and CBC

I am so excited. Thursday afternoon, I received a phone call from Information Morning, the local CBC radio show, asking if I would be interested in talking about my foodblog. I just about fell over! I love talking about blogging. I … Continue reading

Creme Brulee: Easy and Chocolate

Creme Brulee: Easy and Chocolate

My oldest and dearest friend’s birthday is in May. We were born in the same year and have shared 36 birthdays. When her grandmother was alive, every year she decorated Christie’s birthday cake with wild violets. Now when I find the first violets of May, I have such … Continue reading

raspberries to the rescue

raspberries to the rescue

 So my guests will be here in 1 hour… this is always my panic time … WHAT TO HAVE FOR DESSERT??? Raspberries to the rescue!  Nothing is prettier, to me, than vibrant red raspberry sauce drizzled over ice cream. Simple, delicious … Continue reading

wicked little “pick me up”

wicked little “pick me up”

tiramisu photo by Michelle Tiramisu means “pick me up”…a little jolt of heavenly power. I love it. I have had it served to me a kazillion different ways. Elaborate towering structures to a simple dollop of sweetened mascarpone sitting beside an espresso … Continue reading

CHOCOLATE BREAD PUDDING

CHOCOLATE BREAD PUDDING

My Mom has a friend who keeps laying hens. As a hostess gift to me, she brought a dozen fresh eggs. There really is a difference! serves 8 3/4 cup golden raisins 6 large eggs 2 1/2 cups heavy cream … Continue reading