Heritage Kitchen

St Patrick’s Day, the holiday that has everyone wishing they were Irish,  is fast approaching. It is with that good-natured green envy that I will be sharing Irish morsels of family, food, and travel with you this week.  But first, a few words on Heritage in my Kitchen: I love learning about heritage in the kitchen (my own…

Afternoons in Aberfeldy

The Watermill in Aberfeldy, Perthshire, Scotland is the glorious combination of bookstore, cafe, art gallery, and design shop. On a  very rainy day out in Perthshire I found myself near Aberfeldy, where, I had read, was an award-winning cafe bookstore and cafe. Had it been a sunny day I would have likely kept going, sunbathing…

Crunchy Craving

This time of year, after a couple months of soft and soothing comfort food (soups, stews, pastas, potatoes), the palette craves a good crisp, crunchy bowl. Rather than instant comfort, it provides energy necessary to get us through the rest of the cold Canadian winter – a thought that perhaps is the most comforting of…

An Ode to the Angels of Bread

There is something so beautiful and pure about homemade bread: The way butter melts on it -golden- when still warm from the oven. How it serves as the perfect vessel to be slathered with whatever spread you desire. How it sops up the too-good-to-leave-behind sauces at the bottom of your bowl. What it feels like…

Lunch out of Nada

When you need a good, wholesome lunch but have nothing much in the cupboard this is a tasty meal to turn to.  Open-face tuna melt with a side of greens -Take a slice of bread, could be the end of the loaf, could be a little stale, beauty is it doesn’t matter cuz you’re toasting it. I…

An Island Christmas

Like the song, I do always dream of a white Christmas. Christmas  2013 on the Island was the snowiest in a long, long time. Last year there was just a sprinkling. This year over 60cm had fallen by Christmastime. Dreaming, was not necessary. Islanders were living the Christmas dream. If you can forget about the…