This week I’m writing from the Southern USA as I do what Canadians do, chase a little sunshine and warmth. Continue reading
Sure, jetting off on a trip is great but sometimes I just look forward to having a lazy Sunday morning at home. This time of year when the days get shorter, combined with cooler weather (and maybe even snow!) I occasionally like to cocoon. Continue reading
I’ve been making bread for years, there’s a real comfort that the smell of baking bread brings to a home. In my opinion nothing beats a slice of warm, fresh bread with a crisp crust and great chew. I’ve tried lots of ways of making bread, the traditional methods, using sour dough starters or fresh yeast and kneading, but lately I’ve settled on a technique which couldn’t be simpler. Continue reading
I’ve been noticing a trend lately, people are drinking cocktails again. I started noticing in the summer, with my friends ordering negronis, aperol spritzes or a tequila and soda. Restaurants are expanding their drink menus to include a lot more cocktails. Continue reading
I’m sure many of my friends thing I’m crazy when I start talking about hanging cuts of meat in an outdoor shed.
But this is nothing new, people have been creating tasty cured meats this way for hundreds of years. Continue reading
This time of year nothing’s cozier than a real wood fire. There are a number of options for fireplaces from electric to gas or gel fuel but nothing beats the sound and smell that goes with a real wood burning fireplace. Continue reading