Peanut Butter Mousse

  Smooth, light, yet full of peanut taste, this delightful mousse brings back memories of a luscious pie I made years ago, aptly named Peanut Butter Fudge Pie. It was a no-bake, rich pie and one of the most popular desserts at the Chinese Laundry Café, formerly in Kingston, ON. […]

Peanut Butter Mousse

Carrot, Ginger & Lentil Soup

Carrot, Ginger & Lentil Soup

There’s an infinite number of recipes for carrot soup, a fitting tribute for this most common, versatile root vegetable. Some of my favourites include carrot coriander soup or the more exotic roasted carrot soup with dukkah spice & yogurt. Dress it up or dress it down, the carrot, and soups made from it, […]


Toffee Glazed Apple Cinnamon Buns

Is there anything more enticing than the aroma of freshly made cinnamon buns! One of the most fragrant of all kitchen scents, cinnamon is delicious warmth and comfort, swirled here into one of the most addictive breakfast items ever created. 

Toffee Glazed Apple Cinnamon Buns

Gluten Free Meyer Lemon Tart

Gluten Free Meyer Lemon Tart

Sweet, tart, and with flaky gluten free pastry, this is everything you want in a lemon-based dessert. Absolutely delicious, this recipe is a snap to put together, using a food processor for both the base and the filling. Talk about convenience! If you can’t find Meyer lemons, a cross between a […]


Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

There are as many recipes for hummus as there are ways to spell it, and it’s presence in shops everywhere is now the norm. Being über healthy, easy to make and excellent to have stashed in the fridge, I keep tinkering with the recipe. Go figure~ This very tasty version uses […]

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

Easy Bean & Lentil Veggie Burger

Easy Bean & Lentil Veggie Burger

When craving a burger but trying to eat less meat, a veggie burger that’s hearty and satisfying is just what you need. This recipe for Bean & Lentil Veggie Burgers is packed with good things including beans, lentils & oats, and is quick and easy to put together.


Asparagus with Bacon & Eggs

Eat veg at breakfast…? Absolutely, with this easy dish featuring fresh asparagus and eggs! Remember, green = good, and even if you cook for just one, eating fresh and well is possible. 

Asparagus with Bacon & Eggs

Gluten Free Old-Fashioned Oatmeal Cookies

Gluten Free Old-Fashioned Oatmeal Cookies

When a client requested gluten free oatmeal cookies, I had to be honest and tell her that I didn’t have a recipe. “I’ll start looking, right away”… I said.  Happily the search didn’t take long, as I’d already found the spectacular cookbook Against the Grain: Extraordinary Gluten-Free Recipes Made from Real, All-Natural Ingredients by […]


Gluten Free No Knead Flax Bread

This beautiful loaf of bread, made from a recipe on www.officiallyglutenfree.com is cooling on my counter as I start this post… not something I usually do. After making a new recipe I generally try some of it the finished product before the post is written, basically knowing if it’s a good thing – before […]

Gluten Free No Knead Flax Bread