Teatime Treats with teapigs

I always enjoy a good cup of tea. Just the ritual of making this warming, comforting and delicious drink makes me feel content. Teapigs, the makers of real, quality tea have added two new blends to their already wonderful range with the launch of Teapigs Earl Grey Strong and Darjeeling. Teapigs already offer a lovely light Read More…

Entertaining Tips for Sparkling Holiday Celebrations

I really enjoy entertaining. One of our favourite things to do is get lots of friends and family together for a drinks and nibbles party. I love to bring out the bubbles and celebrate. There’s nothing like the sound of a popping cork to start a party off right. Of course I always offer lots Read More…

Easy Nacho Dip

Although I was an only child, I had lots of cousins. We were always very close and we used to see a lot of each other when we were growing up in Canada. I’m really lucky that I still get to see most of them fairly frequently despite living 3,500 miles away, but even if Read More…

Esther’s Pastry Wrapped Cream Cheese Appetizer

I have written about my cousin Esther’s wonderful cooking many times before, and this holiday season I want to share the recipe for her easy, super scrumptious Cream Cheese Appetizer Wrap. Fried onions, bacon and creamy cheese are encased in a pastry shell that oozes gorgeous cheesiness when you cut it. Served on crackers, it’s Read More…

Poulet Au Vinaigre de Vin

There’s a story behind my Poulet au Vinaigre de Vin. Although my husband was born in England, he spent a lot of his childhood elsewhere. His dad worked for IBM, which insiders joke is an acronym for ‘I’ve Been Moved’. His family spent time in the US, but much of my husband’s childhood was spent Read More…