Tag Archives: cooking

Nanaimo bars

I was browsing food blogs looking for inspiration for Olympic-themed cookies or cupcakes to take with me to an Opening Ceremonies gathering, when I saw a treat that looked awfully familiar.

Nanaimo bars!
Or, at least, that’s what the blogs were calling them.
To me, they looked suspiciously like Prayer Bars, one of my favorite holiday treats growing [...]

Homemade chutney, or, who needs Stonewall Kitchen?

I have a weakness for gourmet chutneys and jams.
This weakness most often manifests itself while traveling. Because, inevitably, my husband and I will stumble upon a gourmet grocery or kitchen shop. And, inevitably, that gourmet grocery or kitchen shop will have samples. Very, very tasty samples. Samples of things like apple cranberry chutney and roasted [...]

Strawberry salsa

On a sunny mid-summer afternoon, few foods are tastier and more refreshing than salsa made with tomatoes, cilantro and peppers straight from the garden. (Or, if you garden like I do, from the farmers market.)
But this is not July or August. And the tomatoes are not yet ready to go front and center on the [...]