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How to Poach Chicken Breasts

One of the best – and easiest – ways to cook chicken breasts is to poach them. It really keeps the meat moist and is particularly good if you plan to use the chicken cold or add it to a dish already cooked. Because the chicken is cooked in liquid it cannot help but stay Read More…

Getting Ready for Thanksgiving with Hearth and Soul

Welcome to the Hearth and Soul Link Party where we are getting ready for Thanksgiving! Although I celebrated Canadian Thanksgiving in October, I’m looking forward to celebrating US Thanksgiving with American friends in a couple week’s time. I have a lot to be thankful for so it’s lovely to have two occasions to celebrate! This Read More…

Apple Pear and Pecan Streusel Muffins

Apple Pear and Pecan Streusel Muffins taste of fall. They are perfect for breakfast on cool mornings, tucked in a lunch box or served alongside a cup of tea in the late afternoon. I also serve them with a wedge of sharp mature cheddar for a more substantial snack. Fall apples and pears always seduce me Read More…

Hotel Danieli – The Place to Stay in Venice

The Hotel Danieli is the place to stay in Venice, a gorgeous, iconic location from which to explore this most beautiful of cities. I first stayed at the Hotel Danieli some months ago when my husband took my sister-in-law, her husband and I on an amazing trip to Venice. The trip was in celebration of our Read More…

More Fall Ideas from The Hearth and Soul Link Party

Welcome to the weekly Hearth and Soul Link Party featuring even more fall ideas! I adore this wonderful season – it really is my favourite time of the year. It’s a beautiful fall in England this year, with warmer than usual temperatures and some gorgeous colours. It’s definitely a busy time of year, especially now Read More…