Shrove Tuesday – My Favourite Pancake Recipe

There are headlines about Shrove Tuesday in almost all the foodie publications right now – except not everyone is calling it Shrove Tuesday. Most people here in the UK simply refer to it as “Pancake Day”. In a recent survey four in five people admitted that they did not know what Shrove Tuesday is actually all Read More…

Making Poached Eggs – It’s Easier Than You Think

I used to think that making poached eggs was difficult. I first published this post back in 2011. However, with the popularity of avocado toast, I’ve had a lot of folks asking about how to poach eggs recently. So I decided now was a good time to update it and re-publish. Please excuse the older Read More…

Easy Brie Basil and Tomato Strata Recipe

The first time I had this luscious Brie Basil and Tomato Strata was on a sunny July morning at my cousins’ house near Lake Huron in Ontario, Canada. It was a beautiful morning, the coffee was hot and fresh, and I was among some of my favourite people in the world. Things got even better Read More…

My Best Muffin Recipes

I love versatile, delicious muffins. A great portable breakfast, they are perfect in a lunchbox and make a lovely snack with a cup of tea or a glass of milk. My late Mom was very nutrition conscious and her baked goods were generally a rare, much looked forward to treat. However muffins were something she made often and for Read More…

Vintage Banana Nut Bread

I love making loaf cakes and quick breads and this Vintage Banana Nut Bread is fast becoming one of my favourites. The original recipe comes via my late Mom, from my well-worn but treasured copy of her Better Homes and Gardens cookbook. I used to thumb through it when I was a kid, dreaming of being Read More…