Blood Orange Syllabub

Blood Orange Syllabub is a gorgeous seasonal dessert featuring one of my favourite fruits. Grown in China, the Southern Mediterranean and the United States, blood oranges are generally in season from January to April. They are an absolutely beautiful fruit. Quick, easy and very impressive, Blood Orange Syllabub is the perfect dessert for mid-week entertaining. Read More…

How to Make Boeuf Bourguignon the Easy Way

Boeuf Bourguignon is a mouth-wateringly delicious classic French dish. Slow cooked tender beef melts into a flavourful red wine sauce accented with Provencal herbs making it the ultimate in elegant comfort food. However while there is no getting away from the fact it needs to cook for a long time, the actual hands on work Read More…

Stress Free Holiday Entertaining

This is the time of year we all love to entertain, but with mile long to do lists and lots of pressures, it’s also the time we get most worked up about it. So how to enjoy stress free holiday entertaining without breaking the bank and exhausting yourself? It’s  easy when you know how. My Read More…

How to Reduce Holiday Stress

The media would have us believe that we are all meant to be sailing serenely through the holiday season, joyfully celebrating a Hallmark-style Christmas and New Year, looking flawless and feeling great. The reality is that most of us have ‘to do’ lists that have taken on lives of their own. We are overstretched, overtired, Read More…

Last Minute Thanksgiving Ideas from The Hearth and Soul Hop

Welcome to the Hearth and Soul Hop, the blog hop for recipes using healthy ingredients, family and comfort food recipes, articles about healthy living, real/slow/local/sustainable food, foraging, herbal remedies, organics and gardening. Last week I featured Thanksgiving posts from the Hearth and Soul Hop. We had even more great ideas and recipes shared this week, so Read More…