ervation Society Book cover

Preservation Society Home Preserves cookbook review

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 […]

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Phoenix Claws and Jade Trees Cookbook give-away

  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 […]

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Crosby Simple Fare cokbook

Grandma Molasses Simple Fare Gift Basket Give-Away

    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 […]

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Farmers in Chef Hats

Farmers in Chef Hats Cookbook Review

  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 […]

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Royal Touch Cookbook

The Royal Touch Cookbook Review

  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 […]

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Monet’s Palate cookbook review and recipes

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 […]

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Per La Famiglia cookbook review

  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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Befana's Stars

Dolce Italiano – La Befana’s Star’s

Dolce Italiano (Desserts from the Babbo Kitchen) by Gina De Palma is one of my favourite cookbooks.  Over the years, I have made many recipes from this book with great success. I was saddened to read the news that Gina De Palma passed away a few weeks ago from ovarian cancer which she was battling for […]

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Almond Cranberry Biscotti

Almond Cranberry Biscotti for Food Blogger Cookie Swap 2015

    This is the 5th year of the Great Food Bloggers Cookie Swap. Julie of The Little Kitchen and Lindsay of Love and Olive Oil are the co-oganizers and every year they send out a call for submission.  If you are interested, you send in your name to the Great Food Bloggers Cookie Swap and […]

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Italian Style Sausage, Kale and Butternut Squash Stuffing

Guest post by Nadia Fazio of Mangia Bedda     For Canadians, Thanksgiving has come and gone and we’re headed full speed toward the Christmas holidays. So you may be wondering why I’m writing about stuffing?  That’s because I’ve decided that stuffing is great any time of year and should not only be reserved for […]

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