Cool Cucumber Salad

Happy Summer! Today I have a cool cucumber salad for your summer get togethers, picnics or for a little everyday variety. To me, summer means different foods than when hibernating for the winter. During winter, I eat more beef, bread, heavier foods. Goodness knows I have no fear of wasting away, but such is the […]

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Brown Butter Chocolate Chunk cookies

All I want for Christmas is my…. My kids asked me for my list, and being the very fortunate person that I am, there wasn’t a lot that I need or want. I had to think for a few minutes before settling on ” How about some baking books?” So, to my surprise ( not) […]

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Gotta love cake!

Who doesn’t love cake? You gotta love cake! Last Saturday, we had friends over who we have not seen in a good while. So naturally, the occasion called for a dessert. I have my go-to recipes for dessert, and this one has recently joined my list of fool proof, deliciously moist cakes, so I quickly […]

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Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

Hello. It’s been awhile. I have had a CRAZY few weeks with lots of traveling for family related needs and now I’m back in my studio, and hopefully in my right mind. Ha. So, I am doing some baking for my college son who doesn’t cook, barely does laundry and has no time for even […]

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Peach Vanilla Cheesecake Trifle

You’ve heard the expressions “Sweet as a peach” and “Everything’s Peachy” right? Where I am from, peaches are equated with summer, sunlight and backyard barbecues boasting peach bellini’s, peach pie and peach flavoured iced tea. Last week, some friends gave us a flat of peaches, perfectly ripe. If left uneaten, they would only last a […]

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Blueberry Meringues

If you have a sweet tooth like I do, then you should think about adding these delights to a luncheon or summer party. They are colourful, chewy and so easy to make. I have used blueberry syrup for these but they could easily be made using a raspberry, blackberry or for you Canadians-Saskatoon berry syrup […]

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Super Simple Watermelon-Blueberry Treat

Who doesn’t love watermelon on a hot summer day? This treat will cool you down in no time. This super simple watermelon shaved ice is the perfect antidote to the blazing heat- a great light and tasty dessert perfect for the whole family. Let’s get to it. Ingredients: 1 cup sugar 1 cup water 8 […]

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A spark is born

Someone sparks an idea. A photograph, a song, anything may be the spark that lights up something in you… I had bought some alphabet cookie stamps ( I call them monograms) at William-Sonoma several months ago . As I normally just browse in this store due to the hefty prices, I spotted this set and it was […]

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Dad’s Oatmeal Cookies

Oatmeal cookies are one of my old standards and that’s because they are probably my most baked cookie. Chewy, with that coconut flavour, they are a family favourite. I have bought the Christie variety and those taste alright especially dunked in a glass of milk but you simply cannot beat them from scratch. There’s really no […]

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Harvest Lunch

I have been thinking of how to stay connected to my friends even though I no longer see them daily. They could be called “work friends” as we developed our relationship through our work-teaching, coaching and through our bond of progressive leadership and best current practices in the educational field, but they are so much […]

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