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Strawberry Muffins, A Recipe from Southern Country Cooking from the Loveless Café

Strawberry Muffins, A Recipe from Southern Country Cooking from the Loveless Café

There’s no better way to start the day than with scrumptious, homemade strawberry muffins, still warm from the oven.  These easy muffins are the stuff that dreams are made of.  They’re mildly sweet and chock full of ripe strawberries, with just a hint of fragrant […]

Spicy Carrots with Harissa Yoghurt, A Recipe from Season’s Bounty, Cooking with nature’s abundance

Spicy Carrots with Harissa Yoghurt, A Recipe from Season’s Bounty, Cooking with nature’s abundance

Spicy carrots with harissa yoghurt is a recipe that highlights spring’s beautiful baby carrots.  They’re a welcome treat with sundowners and also make a quick, flavorful side that’s perfect for casual entertaining. I am constantly on the lookout for beautiful produce.   It’s a habit […]

10 Great Cookbooks for Your Holiday Wishlist

10 Great Cookbooks for Your Holiday Wishlist

I own hundreds of cookbooks.  However, they’re not all created equal.  These are ten of my favorites. I believe every cook deserves to own some (or, better yet, all) of these special books.  For me, these books represent a culinary master class.  They present accessible recipes, techniques, and […]

Warming Chinese Hot and Sour Soup

Warming Chinese Hot and Sour Soup

Hot and sour soup has long been one of my favourite comfort foods.  This version is easy enough for a weeknight, packed with bright flavours, and short on exotic ingredients. I have an outsized collection of cookbooks.  Personally, I blame my cookbook collection on my […]

Review:  ‘Wisdom of the Chinese Kitchen’ A Cookbook & Family Memoir

Review: ‘Wisdom of the Chinese Kitchen’ A Cookbook & Family Memoir

The Wisdom of the Chinese Kitchen is as much family memoir as cookbook.  This charming book is filled with family stories and treasured recipes.  Its thorough introduction to the Cantonese kitchen is bound to be loved and appreciated by anyone with a passion for authentic Chinese […]

Review:  ‘A Girl and Her Greens’ An Ode to Veggies

Review: ‘A Girl and Her Greens’ An Ode to Veggies

This marvelous cookbook is jam backed with tasty recipes that are sure to help you get more veggies onto your dinner table. April Bloomfield is not a vegetarian.  However, she does have a genuine passion for the produce aisle, the farmer’s market, and the vegetable […]

Review:  ‘1,000 Indian Recipes’ A Cookbook for All Seasons

Review: ‘1,000 Indian Recipes’ A Cookbook for All Seasons

Favorite cookbooks are like old friends.  With time, their pages become tattered and torn, splattered with oil and culinary experiments.  These signs of use do not diminish their value. Rather , they are marks of the high esteem in which the tome is held. Neelam […]

Luscious Kale Purée

Luscious Kale Purée

This is a simple. elegant nutritious puree which is divine over pasta.  A perfect vegan weeknight or side dish. This is one of many brilliant recipes I found in April Bloomfield’s seminal cookbook, A Girl and Her Greens: Hearty Meals from the Garden.  It is […]