toad in the hole – a simple Sunday supper

toad in the hole – a simple Sunday supper

When the girls were living at home our Sunday evening meal was called dinner. It was served complete with linen tablecloth and napkins, our ‘good’ china, polished silver flatware and candles. The girls loved the pomp and circumstance of Sunday … Continue reading

hamburger helper for a chef

hamburger helper for a chef

I wrote the Meatloaf for a Chef post almost two years ago and it continues as the most visited recipe on my blog. I wanted to understand why a meatloaf recipe would interest over a million readers so I did … Continue reading

the cobbler’s children…

the cobbler’s children…

Last week, forty-seven hours of my life were dedicated to cooking. Two of those hours were committed to making food for me and Ralph. Since we’ve been back in the city and, more to the point, now that I’m back … Continue reading

ribs, ribs, ribs and the sauce

ribs, ribs, ribs and the sauce

I’m committing blog crime! Without giving you time to recover from my root beer barbecue sauce – you might actually be licking your fingers as I type – I am sharing what has become my new favorite rib sauce. The … Continue reading

homemade Montreal steak spice

homemade Montreal steak spice

Life is bursting everywhere I look. The farmer next to us was surprised to learn that the gelding he was boarding for the winter turned out to be a bit of a stud! Two of his mares foaled this Spring. Our neighbour … Continue reading

21st century beans on toast…

21st century beans on toast…

There are foods that I ate as a child that shall remain nameless due to their weird and wonderful ingredient content and the fact that I still derive incredible comfort from them and it would blow my foodie status all to smithereens! However, … Continue reading