Fiddleheads – the most fleeting springtime treat. They have such a small window of availability that they are often very expensive. Fiddleheads are the young, tightly curled heads of ferns, and not all fern varieties are edible as fiddleheads. My first few times eating fiddleheads I lived in Alberta, and I hate to say what… Continue reading Barbecued Fiddleheads
Pineapple cheesecake. Even if I didn’t describe to you how light and fluffy and silky smooth this cheesecake is, you would want it. It is that good. I think the worst thing cheesecake can be is dense and mealy. This one is anything but. It is so good that my Auntie Esther doubles the batch… Continue reading No Bake Pineapple Cheesecake
It is so warm out lately! I am loving this early spring and all of the gorgeous weather. I haven’t broken out the flip flops yet, but I am tempted! When it warms up like this, I like to turn to food that is lighter, and has bright, fresh ingredients. This appetizer completely meets that… Continue reading Spicy Shrimp Ceviche Cups
Sometimes, you get a recipe idea from a cook book, or a favourite blog. Sometimes you get it from a tv series you don’t want to admit you binge-watched on Netflix. cough – Drop Dead Diva – cough This recipe idea is the pake. You know, the bakery concoction thought up by the ditzy BFF… Continue reading Paul’s Birthday Cake: Black Forest Pake (Pie-Cake)
The first time I had this recipe was when my sister made it during a trip to visit her in England. It has such a bright flavour and the beef is so tender and just melts in your mouth. The tomato salsa – which I would argue is more a tomato/herb blend – really brings… Continue reading Braised Beef Pappardelle with Tomato Salsa
Easter is only a week away, so naturally I have started thinking about chocolate. For most of the year, I am a die-hard gummy candy lover. Chocolate is a take-it-or-leave-it kind of thing for me…unless it is chocolate covered licorice, or ju-jubes, or a Big Turk. But when Easter rolls around, I break the rules.… Continue reading Chocolate Easter Treats I Can’t Wait to Make!
Every Christmas, my mother-in-law’s peanut butter balls are a baking staple. Each year my father-in-law sneaks them from the downstairs freezer and my husband does the same…leading him to enjoy these even more when they are in a near-frozen state. The first year I got this recipe from Mom Lively, I misunderstood the instructions and thought… Continue reading Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls – The Perfect Christmas Recipe!