Afternoon Tea

The other day, I was delighted to have afternoon tea with a friend who lives gluten-free. Most days I just have a cup of tea as "pick-me-up"  when I get home from work, before preparing supper. It is so nice to have a reason to make it more special. In the morning I baked a loaf …

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Cooking Comfort

Home cooked soups and stews are the ultimate comfort food especially when the weather outside is cool and damp. I particularly like making soup because  it allows me to be creative with whatever ingredients are on hand. Yesterday I needed to empty the fridge of leftovers, so out came my favourite crock pot. I love …

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Where has THIS been all my life?

When I was a child, I spent quite a bit of time at the home of one of my closest friends. Taking up a fair lot of floor space in their kitchen, stood a foreign-to-me contraption. Curiosity of course got the better of me, so I had to ask what it was. My friend informed me that it …

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Happy New Year-2017

"What will this year bring? I wonder..." New Year's Day in our house marked the end of another Christmas season. Much of the day was spent packing away the decorations, lights, garlands, linens and dinnerware. As these tasks were dealt with, we took time to reflect on the highlights and lowlights of the past year. …

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