Posts Tagged ‘biscuits’

Homemade Gifts For the Holidays: Shortbread

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No matter how you’re celebrating this December, the holidays are a time for sharing, giving and receiving gifts to and from the people that are important to you. You may have your major gift –giving all figured out, but if you’re looking for small gifts, tokens of appreciation that you can share with your letter carrier, paperboy or girl, shopkeepers and fellow office workers, look no further than good the old fashioned shortbread cookie. Continue »



Harvesting your Herbs: Dill Seed

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One of the joys of summer is anticipating and celebrating the arrival of seasonal fruits, vegetables and herbs. Many of these have a very short season, so part of their allure lies in their ephemerality. Take dill, for example; one day you have a gorgeous, bushy plant supplying fragrant delicate fronds for all manner of gustatory pleasure, and in the blink of an eye it starts to go to seed. Continue »



The Best Biscuits for Strawberry Shortcake

 

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One of the most fun things about being a home cook is tinkering with favourite recipes, trying to achieve perfection. And when the main ingredient is Ontario strawberries, which are perfect this year, you want to leave no stone unturned in your search for the perfect shortcake recipe. Continue »



Thanksgiving, Southern Style

 

This year I want to put together a Thanksgiving dinner with some Southern influence – an article in the newest issue of Food & Wine inspired this line of thought. In the article chef Tanya Holland creates an incredible Thanksgiving feast that reflects her Creole heritage. There is a spicy crab bisque to start, the turkey gets a bourbon glaze and a pearl onion and giblet gravy. Continue »



Feast on the Flavours of the American South

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This Sunday, September 30th, is a great day to help yourself to some great Southern comfort Food. From four p.m. until nine p.m., a merry busload of culinary adventurers will be touring the town and sampling some of the tastiest Southern vittles around. Continue »