Caramel Croissant Pudding

If you can resist this, you have a will of iron. It is almost unbearably delicious, the crusty edges of croissants surrounded by a meltingly tender and yielding custard. Caramel Croissant Pudding is a wonderful way to use up stale croissants, but I would not hesitate to buy croissants and let them go stale on purpose Read More…

Sears Restaurant San Francisco

On my first visit to San Francisco in 2007, my husband Guy made a point of taking our son Alex and I to Sears Restaurant on Powell Street. Guy had fond memories of a visit there with his mum and sister during a California road trip back when he was a kid and wanted to Read More…

The Hearth and Soul Blog Hop

Welcome to the Hearth and Soul Blog Hop, the blog hop where we share food from the hearth to feed your soul. Thank you to everyone who shared posts last week. This week highlights from my visits to hop contributors include three delicious homemade treats, both savoury and sweet. Turkey and Eggplant Parmagiana Casserole from Read More…

Surviving and Thriving in a Recession

The economic downturn has affected everyone in some way or another. Many people have had their lives catastrophically altered by it, even having to start over from scratch. Others may not have been affected as badly this time around but they may still bear the scars from recessions past. Nearly every decade has had a Read More…

My Top Travel Tips

It’s a good thing I love to travel! Our family and friends have always been spread all over the world, and my husband’s career takes us to many different places. Also, there’s nothing I like more than a good vacation. Over the years I’ve found there are lots of ways to make journeys more relaxing Read More…