If you’ve been to Paris, you know that enjoying a meal or simply tea and desserts at a cafe is a popular pastime. The food in this month’s box will sweep you off your feet, and place you squarely in your favorite cafe.
How could we ever start a new season in our lives without a bit of chocolate? The New Year is the perfect time to give yourself a sweet treat and then throw yourself into your exercise routine
Yes, yes, yes! I finally gave in to the hype and headed down to Spring Street yesterday morning, at 6:30am, with my daughters in tow.
Food Files is the brainchild and brilliant idea of my kids. I’ve always been a foodie and love experimenting with different ingredients and spices, but I’ve…
“Once you get a spice in your home, you have it forever. Women never throw out spices. The Egyptians were buried with their spices. I know which one I’m taking with me when I go.” Erma Bombeck In the kitchen Chilli Capsicum My Hot Kitchen Spice They call you Habanero My sweet Capsicum Where’s my […]
Some commonly found flowers can be used as a colourful garnish or to create a tasty nutritional treat.
For all the recipes below always pick roses when they are in full bloom, remove the stems, leaves and stamens.
I re-watched Food, Inc last night and was struck again with how incredibly difficult this documentary is to watch.
Between the food experiments and getting used to the new oven I had some pretty amazing (awful) results.
Although chrysanthemums are generally available all year round, they are most popular in the fall.
Did you know that green, black and oolong tea are all made from the leaves of a camellia plant?
These recipes use hibiscus flowers which can be purchased at herbal stores, supermarkets, and specialty stores.
If you have a conventional cooker and are looking for a change or want a great suggestion, here it is.
All parts of the daylily are edible, including the flowers, tuber, buds, young shoots and leaves.
This year I’m keeping a photographic diary of my humble vegetable garden; what’s growing when, where and how well. Yes, I know it’s August and I’m writing about July June, but with recent trips to the UK and France I am way, WAY behind on my blogging activities. I took all the photographs, so at […]
Last week the weather was alternatively sunny and humid or rainy and even more humid. The herbs really love it and the basil has grown like mad. By Saturday it was starting to bolt and take over the garden. I was down to use it or lose it time. I waded through the mud, out […]
As a young woman my pulse was alarmingly high. I was a swimmer, got plenty of exercise and should have had a nice low resting pulse rate. My Doctor at the time was alarmed enough by my pulse rate to order a blood test that measured my hemoglobin. The results showed that my hemoglobin was […]
Our garden is growing – we have tomatoes, peppers, cucumber and melon plus a lot of herbs growing at breakneck speed. Something new is always popping up. The funny thing about gardening is that once you figure it out in one place there is NO guarantee you will be successful (at first) in a different […]
Hubby and I were treated Sunday night to a delightful home-cooked dinner at our friend Anne’s friends Bonnie and Ron’s home—in a heretofore unexplored (by us) location. Our Garmin failed us as we neared their residence, and our sense of direction did, too. But luckily, the hostess had said they were on a circle, so […]
This year I’m keeping a photographic diary of my humble vegetable garden; what’s growing when, where and how well. Despite being away for nearly two weeks I’m pleased to say my friends did a sterling job looking after all my fruit and vegetables. Everything was just as I’d left it(alive), but almost twice the size! […]