Category Archives: Cold Weather

Baked Beef Stew

Baked Beef Stew

Right now is probably one of the few times of the year when weather in the northern and southern hemispheres is roughly the same. Cool, but with the occasional gloriously sunny day. And the occasional stretch of really cold rainy days where all one craves is a wonderful, thick stew. I don’t have a solution… Read more

Spicy Yam Soup

Spicy Yam Soup

The weather is slowly struggling and fighting its way towards summer, here in Australia. Some days are glorious—sitting on the balcony with a book requires an iced tea instead of a hot coffee, and you start contemplating moving some of your seedlings outside. The next day it could be hailing, or a blustery rainy day… Read more

French Canadian Maple Syrup Pie

French Canadian Maple Syrup Pie

I’m going to make a bold claim here: I think that maple syrup is as good as chocolate. (Gasp! Shock! Horror! Disbelief!) And much like chocolate, it’s really only worth having if it’s the good stuff. My grandmother’s family on my dad’s side has been in Canada since the 1690s, meaning that they were some… Read more

Morris Family’s Borscht

Morris Family’s Borscht

Borscht is a family recipe that I’ve grown up on. It’s Eastern European in tradition, and variations of it are made in Russia, Poland, Ukraine, Belarus, Romania… the list goes on. Borscht is always a soup based on beets (or beetroot, as Aussies would call it), but like any wide-reaching dish, has many variations and… Read more