As I was preparing my shopping list earlier this week, I made a small blunder. I selected the recipe but forgot to list the ingredients I needed, so when it came time to cook it, I was out of luck. I could have called Joe to bring home a pizza, but that would have been… Read More
Archives for September 2011
You can tell I’ve made a vegetarian dinner when Joe sits down to the table, and with a forced cheerfulness proclaims, “What a nice, healthy-looking dinner.” Wow, the magic words to kill the kids’ appetites. I even went out of my way to alter the recipe, just a tiny bit, by swapping out the always… Read More
“The secret is to use vegetables as inspired ingredients, not something you have to serve for the sake of colour and good health – even though they rate highly on both.” – Donna Hay in “Modern Classics, Book 1”
For all the lovers of the color green.
Oatmeal cookies have never been one of my favorite kind of cookies, in no small part because they have raisins in them, my least favorite dried fruit. Raisins are sticky, too sweet, often dry little excuses for fruit. Then people stick them into already sweet things making them even worse and destroying the item they’ve… Read More
I’ve become a big fan of local honey. It actually started a long time ago when I worked with a man who kept his own beehives and brought me a jar of his honey. The bees dined on blueberry bushes, so this honey was a revelation. Before then I had no idea that there was… Read More
Readers of this site can see that I usually follow recipes from cooking magazines or cookbooks I receive for review for my Entertaining site. I have a small “repertoire” of recipes I cook when I don’t have time to select a recipe from one of these sources, but by cooking from these other recipes, it… Read More
Yesterday afternoon Joe informed me that he wouldn’t be home for dinner because he was going to a networking meeting. Sure, that was why. He probably decided to skip out on the dinner I had planned for last night, and that the girls and I ate. This is the cover recipe from the October issue… Read More
“Between the optimist and the pessimist the difference is droll. The optimist sees the doughnut, the pessimist the hole.” – Oscar Wilde
Have you ever had a warm cider doughnut? If not, you have no idea how good these simple looking doughnuts were. The big pink store’s donuts just can’t compare.