Category Archives: Travel

Maple Crème Brûlée and a Trip to Québec City

Luscious, silky, maple-infused custard topped with a crackling layer of caramelized sugar, Maple Crème Brûlée is the stuff dreams are made of. (Skip to recipe) The last part of our little Canadian holiday took us to Québec City. See Part … Continue reading

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Real Canadian Poutine and a Trip to Ottawa and Montreal

Indulge in that iconic Canadian dish – poutine. What’s not to love about a plate of crispy fries, stretchy squeaky cheese, and a rich, luscious gravy? It’s pure comfort food; potatoes and gravy with a fantastic, flavour-boosted twist! Only in … Continue reading

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Cornmeal Crusted Fried Trout, Garlic Baked Potatoes, and the Call of the Loon

A little bit of heaven; fresh-caught trout, cornmeal-crusted and fried to crunchy crispness just hours after it was swimming in the lake, and a steaming baked potato, buttery and rich with sweet roasted garlic.  I’m back from the lake. We … Continue reading

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A Taste of Mexico: Fish Veracruz Style (Pescado à la Veracruzana)

Mexican Fish Veracruz is a light and flavourful way to prepare fish. The Spanish influence shows in the zesty olives and capers. Bring a spoon to catch the last delicious drops of tomato broth. Last week we were lucky enough … Continue reading

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Jerk Chicken and a Jamaican Cooking Class

Jerk chicken is coated in a blend of zesty spices, grilled to perfection, then slathered with a sweet, hot, and tangy sauce. It’s tender and juicy, smoky and spicy. It’ll revolutionize your summer barbecuing experiences. Whip up a batch of … Continue reading

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Jerk Seasoning and a Jamaican Holiday

Stir together your own mix of spicy Jamaican Jerk Seasoning and you’ll add Island flair and flavours to chicken or pork for summer barbecues. This blog has been quiet the last couple weeks because I’ve been on a tropical holiday. … Continue reading

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Sicilian Almond Cookies and People-Watching in Italy

We discovered these Sicilian Almond Cookies while on holiday in Italy this fall. They are the perfect chewy, nutty, not-too-sweet treat to nibble with your coffee or hot chocolate, or whenever you need a break. Come, make yourself a cup … Continue reading

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Chicken Breasts in Orange Sauce and a Cooking Class in Rome

Whether for a quick and easy weeknight family dinner or elegant entertaining, you’ll be impressed with these light and tasty Chicken Breasts in Orange Sauce. Just 4 ingredients and 20 minutes to a fantastic meal. The recipe comes direct to … Continue reading

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Cioccolata Calda – the Italian Hot Chocolate I Fell in Love with on our Trip to Italy

One sip of Italian hot chocolate – Cioccolata Calda – and you will be having a MOMENT. The world will slip away as you indulge in this thick, rich, dark, liquid velvet in a cup. Italy is so easy to … Continue reading

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Lazyman Skillet Bannock – Cooking at the Cabin

This simple skillet bannock is made for the lazy man (or woman). Stir it up like a pancake batter and in no time you can have a slab of warm, tender bannock to slather with butter. Summer has been busy. … Continue reading

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