Fruit Brûlée

Say ‘yes’ to dessert with my Fruit Brûlée, a quick, easy, healthier version of crème brûlée with fresh fruit, sour cream and just a sprinkle of sugar. Click here to pin this recipe. Fruit Brûlée is a quick healthy version of crème brûlée. It makes a wonderful summer dessert but I serve it year round, Read More…

Gooseberry Fool Recipe

I had barely even heard of gooseberries before I came to England – they weren’t commonly available in Ontario back then. However, once I arrived in the UK it wasn’t long before I discovered the delights of gooseberry jam, gooseberry pie and gooseberry fool – all of which I loved. Nowadays you can get gooseberries Read More…

Mixed Fruit Pavlova

This gorgeous Pavlova was made by my lovely sister in law, Gail, for our Easter lunch. Pavlova is a familiar sight on celebration tables in our family. Made famous by my late mother-in-law, Avril, whose recipe we still use, Pavlova is an oft-requested family favourite. There’s something about the crisp, creamy/chewy meringue, the lovely light whipped Read More…

Blood Orange Recipes

Blood oranges are probably my favourite citrus fruit. Their gorgeously tinted, juicy segments have a unique flavour – orange spiked with a hint of raspberry tartness – making them them perfect in both savoury and sweet dishes. There are so many blood orange recipes out there – from salads to roasted and grilled meat and poultry dishes Read More…

Gooseberry Fool

I had barely even heard of gooseberries before I came to England – except as an exotic-sounding jam that I had never tasted – so when I first stumbled on these green jewels at a a pick your own farm in Derbyshire some years ago I was delighted. I snapped up a small box of Read More…