Monthly Archives: June 2012

Happy Summer to Me, Happy summer to You! Home-made Ice Cream Cake!

Birthdays.  Anniversaries.  Graduations.  New babies.  Promotions.  Engagements.  Picnics. Barbecues.  New boat.  New car.  New dog.  New haircut.  Friends over to visit.  Fridays . . . Any reason to celebrate. All reasons to have ice-cream cake, your own home-made ice cream … Continue reading

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Asparagus and Shrimp Potato Salad with a Creamy Lemon Tarragon Dressing

When the days are hot, I crave cold food. Salads, ice-creams, and fruits. We are in the full swing of glorious summer here in northern Alberta. My garden is growing like crazy (as are all the weeds). We have been … Continue reading

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Easy as Pie – and if it’s Strawberry Meringue Pie – Easier Yet!

There’s no traditional crust to fiddle with: no pre-chilling of ingredients, no cutting-in of butter, no watch-out-not-to-overmix handling of the dough, or careful lifting of the ornery rolled-out sheet as it falls to pieces just before hitting the pan. No. … Continue reading

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Spruce Tip (or Basil) Baked Rhubarb Compote over Silky Swedish Cream

Here is the recipe I’ve been working on: rhubarb and spruce tips, a glug of white wine, sugar, and a knob of butter – all baked into a meltingly soft, eye-poppingly tangy, incredibly easy dessert (or breakfast, bedtime snack or … Continue reading

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Spruce Tips and Potatoes and Cream (Plus Spruce Tip Salt & Spruce Tip Vinegar)

Don’t have a herb bed? Want a new interesting flavour in your food? If you have one of these in your yard: . . . you have your own private herb supply – at least for a few weeks in … Continue reading

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