Category Archives: Recipes

Fire Cider – A Tradition

February 2nd marks ‘World Fire Cider Day’. Fire cider is a traditional folk remedy made by infusing vinegarView full post »

Carrot Cake

Moist, nutty, carrot cake… with cream cheese icing. Yum. Cake is a wonderful dessert to share and especiallyView full post »

The Family Cookbook

Food is the center for our family gatherings. When preparing food for these gatherings, recipes are created by View full post »

Biscotti

Biscotti is an Italian biscuit or cookie. The word originates from the medieval Latin word biscoctus, meaning “View full post »

A Cooking Day : Freezer Meals

We all do it. Too tired or busy to cook so we get take out instead. Sometimes it happens more than we like, but ourView full post »

Feliz Navidad : Mexican Hot Chocolate

With a rainbow of festive colours from piñatas and streaming paper decorations to several courses of traditionalView full post »

The Cookie Exchange

Cookie exchanges are a century-old tradition in which participants bake dozens of their favorite cookie, then take themView full post »

Old Fashioned Potato Candy

Three ingredients. This simple candy recipe has been created to use potato as a key ingredient. Potatoes were introducedView full post »

Guy Fawkes Night

The air outside is filled with the smell of bonfires and the sound of fireworks. Guy Fawkes Night, also known as BonfireView full post »

Thanksgiving Traditions

In Canada, we celebrate this food-filled holiday in October. Back in 1578, an English explorer named Martin FrobisherView full post »

Old Fashioned Spiced Crab Apples

It is crab apple season, and with it comes boxes upon boxes for making all sorts of canned goods. The canning processView full post »

Cocktail Mixology : Friday Night

Cocktails and drinks can be seasonal, stylish and of course… traditional. As bartenders for the night, there areView full post »

Doughnut Making

Doughnuts that are freshly baked. And homemade. These two are the perfect combination. During a few times a year onView full post »

Oatmeal Mornings

Oatmeal (or porridge) as been a staple in homes for thousands of years – since 1000BC, and today over aView full post »

Tosset Cakes

There is a forgotten food dating back over 700 years ago called the Tosset Cake. This little spiced biscuit dates backView full post »

Nowruz : First Day of Spring

For many, when we think of Spring’s arrival… we think… fresh, new, alive. It feels like a big stretchView full post »

Kladdkaka – Swedish Chocolate Cake

I love cake. I think baking a cake is a beautiful and patient process. There are so many flavors, textures, shapes,View full post »

Sarah’s Biscuits

Sarah Murphy-Kangas from In Praise of Leftovers has a wonderful morning tradition she shares with her family and friendsView full post »

Cookie Boxes : Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year celebrates a week of family meals and visits, with gift-giving and money-receiving which thereforeView full post »

First Anniversary Cake

The first year of marriage is so fresh and new. Full of future plans and possibilities with the start of growingView full post »

Pizza Fridays

The most looked forward to day of the week is Friday. Friday night many of us want to unplug and unwind with a movieView full post »

Grandma’s Applesauce

Kristin Rosenau has been making pastries, eating pastries, sharing pastries and dreaming about pastries… sheView full post »