December 16, 2014

With Christmas literally right around the corner, I thought it would be a good idea to write a blog about holiday sweet treats. There was only one problem with this idea....a baker I am NOT! I can whip up a mouth watering seven course meal at a moment's notice, but ask...

November 18, 2014

My mom and dad were coming for supper on Sunday and for my mom, a meal just isn't a meal without something sweet at the end. At the risk of tooting my own horn, I'm not too shabby when it comes to cooking, but a baker, I am not. I don't know what it is: the precise mea...

October 13, 2014

Have you ever wondered the origins of the phrase, 'Let's talk turkey'? I'm always curious about the minutiae, no matter how inane it might seem. According to legend, a settler and a Native American went hunting for turkey and buzzards together. They both had caught one...

September 29, 2014

Growing up, a cooked Sunday dinner was the routine, whether it was beef, pork, chicken, a Traditional Newfounndland Jiggs Dinner, (which, try as I may, I just can't seem to healthy-up...yet), or baked ham. Mom was discharged from the hospital on Friday, my sister, Geri...

September 16, 2014

I often get asked where I get the inspiration for the meals I cook and the blogs I write. To be completely honest, inspiration can come from just about anywhere...a dish I've tried at a restaurant somewhere, a spectacular piece of fruit, vegetable or meat that has 'bec...

August 20, 2014

 

There are very few things in this world that would entice me to endure hours of backache, stooping and crawling around on my hands and knees, amidst swarms of mosquitos, wasps and other annoying insects but at the top of that very short list are blueberries.  Their fl...

July 2, 2014

July 4th marks Independence Day in the United States, a time when friends and family from near and far gather to celebrate with fireworks, parades, picnics, concerts, family reunions, and baseball games, but most importantly - FOOD!!

 

But who wants to spend the day toil...

June 21, 2014

Some time ago, I was at my local grocery store picking up a few things to put together a Mexican type meal for my family. While feeling up the avocado like some fruit pervert, an older lady came over to me and asked what it was, what it tasted it like and what you coul...

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