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Jamie Oliver recipe round-up!

Jamie Oliver recipe round-up!

I have wanted to do this post for quite some time now. I’m not alone in my love for Jamie Oliver’s cooking, and I have to say that I’ve watched and re-watched his Ministry of Food TV series and 30 Minute Meals series over and over. And, there’s quite a few recipes on this blog… Read more

Traditional Tourtière & All Butter Pastry

Traditional Tourtière & All Butter Pastry

Ahh, this thing was a masterpiece! I was inspired to make tourtière (pronounced tort-ee-AIR) for the first time this year in honour of Canada Day. My family on my paternal grandmother’s side is French Canadian, having arrived in Quebec in the 1690s. French Canadian cooking is the ultimate comfort food, I think—Quebec winters are bloody… Read more

Rosewater Meringues

Rosewater Meringues

This recipe has a few firsts for me—meringues, cooking with rosewater, and my first step into a Marie Claire cookbook. I have a lovely new friend, Desney, to thank for loaning me her copy of Michele Cranston’s Real + Simple. (For those of you who are lucky enough to already own a copy—yes, that’s the… Read more

Roasted Walnut Balls

Roasted Walnut Balls

I have to admit a guilty pleasure—buying second hand cookbooks online. They’re just such beauties. I recently ordered Looneyspoons and The Vegetarian Epicure. The Epicure, a 1970s cookbook by Anna Thomas, was exactly as I remembered it from my mum’s collection—a bit tattered around the edges, smoothed corners from plenty of use, yellowing pages, and… Read more