Sourdough Friday

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Like all of us here in the Kawarthas, I woke up last week to the sound of ice hitting the windows, high winds from the east and the branches covered…

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Thinking of Easter Dinner

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Brussels sprouts are not something everyone loves but nevertheless, they seem to come up when the holidays do. This recipe for Brussels sprouts is so simple, and even those not…

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Braised Short Ribs of Beef

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This is one of my favorite winter things to cook. Not quite a stew, not quite ribs, but very flavourful and definitely a good after-a-snowshoe-or-ski kind of meal. My vegetable…

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Chili Two Ways

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We got tons of compliments on the chili served in mugs on our recent Snow Day in support of Kawartha Heritage Conservancy. Ralph made the vegetarian version (which qualifies as…

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Tender and Flavourful Pork Medallions

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I recently took a spontaneous trip to Vermont to pay a visit to my parents. (Where I heard some news about the proposed state vegetable that made me smile.) January…

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Kale and Unusual Company

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So much chatter about kale these days! I’ve always loved it, so I only recently realized it had become fashionable after being unpopular for so long. It is one of…

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Paella the South Pond Way

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On a chilly day recently I was looking at a copper pan my mom gave me a while ago. Suddenly a vague recollection surfaced. I was about fourteen, and I…

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Bite Size is the Right Size

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Entertaining over the holidays can be a bit of a trick. Planning a menu, cutting greenery, getting the girls to help put up decorations. It’s something I do love to…

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