Asparagus, chanterelles and fresh basil

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I have been in a rut. My lack of culinary inspiration has been epic this winter. About 3 weeks ago I planted my garden – without fail, inspiration came flooding in. In the last moments before my culinary hibernation this … Continue reading

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a pot of gold for your cereal bowl

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Occasionally, as I’m searching the shelves for Gluten Free pantry items I am amazed, aghast and discouraged by the costs. If you are used to buying GF I’m sure I sound like a broken record. If you’ve been following my … Continue reading

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wild chestnut and apple soup

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Chestnuts roasting on an open fire…. is it that time of year again! As I wrap up a very busy fall I hope for a few moments of piece before we get full swing into the Holidays. With the bulk … Continue reading

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apple week 2 – varieties and apple crisp

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I walked into an elevator conversation about what the bestĀ tastingĀ apple was…. Fugi, Macintosh, Empire, Honey Crisp, Cortland, Gala…. the conversation got me thinking, I wonder how many varieties there are. If I tried hard I could probably have thought of … Continue reading

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curried egg salad surprise

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I have been in denial … can it be that summer is truly over. In my denial I tempted fate and bought ” the last” of this years peaches. If the leaves changing colours wasn’t a big enough sign from … Continue reading

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tom yummy soup with tofu and vermicelli

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My dear followers, the last time I wrote I mentioned that September is normally busy. Busy it has been! So I’ve missed a few weeks. I’ve missed writing, but enjoyed the distraction that has kept me away. Life is always … Continue reading

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sunshine pickles

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If you’re like me and don’t have the heart to crack into a just-canned jar — or if you’re not one to the fuss over canning but love a good homemade pickle — these refrigerator pickles are an easy-to-make pickle … Continue reading

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