My Cookbook Addiction reviews My office is where I write my cookbook reviews. Actually, I call it my cookbook room as an office implies I am working, and for me writing reviews is not work but rather a learning experience. Each book I review is a journey with stories being told by the recipes. This past year I strolled through Monet’s kitchen gardens (Monet’s […]
My Holiday Kitchen Gift Guide After years of cooking and baking, my kitchen is pretty much well stocked. The cupboards and drawers are filled with baking pans, cooking pots and utensils of all shapes and sizes. The overflow is stored to a designated kitchenware area in the basement where my daughters go to ‘shop’ in case they find a kitchen item […]
Got pumpkins? Well, you just have to make the Baked Pumpkin Soup from the Farmers in French Hats cookbook. It’s a hearty soup filled with cheese that will bring you comfort and keep you warm on those frosty days that are just around the corner. If you’re a cheese lover, every bite you take […]
It`s October and I just finished canning my last batch of jam last week. With this beautiful weather we’ve been having, it’s hard to believe we’ve transitioned into Autumn. During the summer, I eagerly await for the months of August and September. That’s when fresh figs, imported from California or Greece, arrive at the Jean-Talon market in Montreal. For […]
Mid-Autumn Festival Have you ever participated in celebrating the annual Mid-Autumn Festival? It’s the second most important holiday in the Chinese calendar second to the Chinese New Year. Families reunite to celebrate and give thanks for the harvest. I was one of the group of bloggers invited by Kian Lam Kho, the author of […]
Crosby’s Molasses, known in Quebec as Grandma Molasses, has recently launched a new free e-cookbook, Simple Fare: 30 every day recipes with a Grandma Molasses Simple Fare Gift Basket Give-Away. This new e-cookbook contains nutritious sweet and savoury recipes for all the family to enjoy. Simple Fare – Sometimes slow is a good thing […]
Farmers in Chef Hats Cookbook Review with Raspberry and Blueberry Gratin Recipe The Farmers in Chef Hats cookbook by Linda Arsenault includes 124 pages of over 50 bilingual recipes made with fresh, local produce. It won the 2008 Best Local Cookbook in the World award at the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards in London. As you follow […]
I was attracted to The Royal Touch: Simply Stunning Home Cooking from a Royal Chef by Carolyn Robb because of its beautiful Eton Mess dessert on the front cover. At first, I thought it was a dessert cookbook full of afternoon tea delights, but while reading through the recipes, I discovered there is also […]
The Monet’s Palate Cookbook by Aileen Bordman and Derek Fell lists recipes that are produced by Claude Monet’s magnificent vegetable gardens located at his home in Giverny, France. Monet was a man who had a passion for fine cuisine made with fresh ingredients. His farm-to-table outlook was way ahead of its time. He was one of the […]
In the Per La Famiglia (Memories and Recipes of Southern Italian Home Cooking) cookbook, Emily Richards captures the essence of Italian home cooking. Per la famiglia means “for the family” and in this cookbook Emily shares family recipes and traditions that have been passed down from generation to generation. Chapters In the Introduction, Emily writes about her […]
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