Small-batch meyer lemon curd with honey

March 26, 2014


I have this vivid memory of my brother and me, many years ago when we were kids, doing a honey tasting in my grandmother’s house. It was during that period after dinner, when the adults are relaxing with their teas and coffees and talking about topics extremely tedious to children. During this time, we usually [...]

Friday / Pie Day

March 14, 2014


Ohhhhhhh, yes. Ladies & Gents, it’s that time of year again: today is officially Pi Day. Or, as we like to call it in the food bloggosphere, Pie Day. (March 14th = 3.14 = π = pi = pie. In case you needed help with the math/impeccable logic there.) A few weeks ago, the movie [...]

The changing seasons // Oatcakes

March 13, 2014


Like most Ontarians, I’ve been longing for spring since December. But after a couple of recent days in which the weather rose to almost 10 degrees, I really began to feel it in my body. My pulse quickened and my bones and muscles ached — it felt as though each and every cell was itching [...]

Pear bourbon crumble

March 7, 2014


A few months ago, my boyfriend and I were going through some of his childhood notebooks. One of them was a Grade 1 daily writing exercise book, which he clearly did not enjoy in the least. Most of his entries simply relay the hockey game score from the night before. And in one of the [...]

Super green soup

February 28, 2014


The American poet, William Matthews, once began a poem with the lines: “How easily happiness begins by / dicing onions.” Have truer words ever been spoken? I’ve been feeling a little . . . cranky lately. I sprained my ankle a couple weeks ago, and it’s left me unable to work since — surprise! — [...]