In praise of burgers

“You know, Jim, you could open a diner and call it Jim’s Burgers. These are the best!” And they were. My husband Jim made the most delicious hamburgers. They were happily anticipated every Saturday night during barbecue season. That is praise indeed because for me, beef is not a favourite. But these were mouth-watering good. […]

Asparagus, the versatile vegetable

Ontario asparagus and rhubarb are here – it must be spring! Yesterday was the first time I harvested rhubarb from my garden. Although it looked plentiful with the leaves, once they were removed, the meager stalks had to be supplemented with a bag of previously frozen rhubarb for a much-desired rhubarb crisp. Now that asparagus […]

A Mother’s Day menu for all

Mother’s Day is a treat. Even if you are not a mother, it’s wonderful to have an excuse for a celebration. A special occasion means food and at this time of year, a springtime menu is perfect. I hope that these suggestions from Foodland Ontario will entice you into the kitchen and inspire your festivities. […]

Here’s your new go-to Sunday meal

In days gone by, a roast chicken dinner was a special treat, perhaps a celebration or a Sunday dinner. Now, with chickens plentiful and relatively inexpensive, a chicken dinner can be prepared simply and reliably because we have top quality, fresh, air-chilled chickens available. This makes roasting dead simple with guaranteed juicy, tender results. Not […]

Add a little love to your cooking

There are all kinds of love. Around Valentine’s Day we tend to think of romantic love but when it comes to cooking and the cook who is preparing food, if they do so with a loving spirit, the food has magical, restorative powers. Many of you cooks out there know personally how good it feels […]

Feast your way through February

February is the time of year when we crave food to keep us warm – especially after outdoor activities. We want something to spice up our taste buds and take notice – and of course, a flavoursome recipe easy to prepare that will be popular with everyone. Try these suggestions from Foodland Ontario. They are […]