avocado egg salad – hold the tears

avocado egg salad – hold the tears

As we drove to the airport early Saturday morning, I asked Meaghan how long she and Theo had been living in Calgary. You’d think that would be something I’d know to the second given my tendency towards separation anxiety and … Continue reading

Vegetable and Pecorino Frittata

Vegetable and Pecorino Frittata

Last summer Ralph and I were invited to join our new community in celebrating one of our neighbor’s birthdays. We were amazed at how many ‘neighbors’ we have! The small country hall was packed to over flowing. As we made … Continue reading

Creme Brulee: Easy and Chocolate

Creme Brulee: Easy and Chocolate

My oldest and dearest friend’s birthday is in May. We were born in the same year and have shared 36 birthdays. When her grandmother was alive, every year she decorated Christie’s birthday cake with wild violets. Now when I find the first violets of May, I have such … Continue reading

wanna lick the bowl

wanna lick the bowl

My husband Ralph has British roots. This explains his ability to consume vast amounts of beer and tea. Every morning, Ralph wakes up and trots into the kitchen to make his daily pot of tea. Being a tea drinker, also means that … Continue reading

BUTTERMILK PANCAKES

BUTTERMILK PANCAKES

My daughters love home-made pancakes. My daughter Sara would probably list pancakes as her absolute favorite food. When the girls were still living at home, Sunday was our “family day”. Our day to stay in our pyjamas until noon, have … Continue reading

CHOCOLATE BREAD PUDDING

CHOCOLATE BREAD PUDDING

My Mom has a friend who keeps laying hens. As a hostess gift to me, she brought a dozen fresh eggs. There really is a difference! serves 8 3/4 cup golden raisins 6 large eggs 2 1/2 cups heavy cream … Continue reading