It’s been so hot this summer. And so dry. The driest summer in Eastern Ontario since 1888. It reminds me of my years in Australia – especially the drought years when the heat seeped up from the floorboards and down from the attic, filling every crack, every corner of the house, while outside the yard baked hard and dry under the intense Australian sun. Continue reading “a pressed-crust pear and almond tart”
Chuck out all your old chocolate chip cookie recipes. Throw them out now because some genius just re-invented the wheel. Actually – genii. Two women, Erin Patinkin and Agatha Kulaga, founders of New York’s Ovenly are responsible for this just-happens-to-be-vegan chocolate chip cookie recipe. If you don’t know about Ovenly, you can read more here. Continue reading “happen-to-be-vegan chocolate chip cookies”
“Leeks are the softly-softly of the onion family.” Continue reading “fettuccine with leeks and why food writing matters”
Homemade Irish soda bread in 25 minutes or less – from start to finish including prep and cooking time! Continue reading “Irish soda bread”
You know the Albert Camus quotation, “In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer…”? Continue reading “Sweet Potato Soup”
Goodness. It’s almost Valentine’s Day. That unbelievably commercial day celebrating that least commercial of things – looove. Continue reading “red wine jelly”
I love this time of year. Not because I love winter – but I love the fact that the days are slowly, steadily getting longer. I like the quiet of winter. The long dark evenings. The clean blanket of snow. The fact that it’s actually easier to sit at my desk now than it will be in six months when the garden will be luring me outdoors. Mostly, I love the fact that spring is coming, and then summer, and then autumn. I spend a good portion of winter looking forward to the other three seasons.
Continue reading “Vietnamese tofu spring rolls”