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The Mirror Cake experiment – or The Great Vicky Baker Off Wk1

Hello again. We’re taking a bit of a break from Market Day Posts to bring you The Great Vicky Baker Off. For fans of the Great British Bake Off, you’ll understand this reference, for those who aren’t familiar with the … Continue reading

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Market Day Post – Cranberries

Riverview Farms has had a bumper crop of cranberries this year, and of course, I’m making the best of it. I love cranberries, their bright fresh taste gives you fresh fruit late into the year and they’re so easy to … Continue reading

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and the day dawned damp cold and breezy…

But I still love fall weekends, even when they don’t have that glorious late year sunshine. Thanksgiving weekend is always a bit of the embodiment of all that is marvellous and wonderous in autumn. Because I’ve never worked a traditional … Continue reading

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A cooking interlude…

On the heels of last week’s lost philosophical / political post, I am going to make a serious effort to recreate it, but in the meantime we’re taking a little break to talk about cooking. Normally Sunday would be a … Continue reading

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Nummies…

Croissants, proof that God really did love the French after all… I’ve struggled a little with croissants, and by struggle I mean this is only the third time I’ve made them, but the first time I’d call them an unqualified … Continue reading

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My dearest….

Today is my darlin’s birthday, oh my, there are a 100, a 100,000 things I could say should say want to say … and I likely won’t say any of them here….. It’s been a tough year for us, lesser … Continue reading

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He’s home….

Much craziness the last couple days trying to finish everything before he got back, which I didn’t – but the tomatoes got planted, the kitchen is largely cleaner, coconut cake got made (despite a couple failures at the icing – … Continue reading

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Nope not dead… just baking

I know there haven’t been a lot of posts lately, and even fewer about actual WORK stuff. Partly because the work is going slowly and it’s all stuff we’ve done before. Hardwood flooring, painting doorways and door frames, spraying wainscoting. … Continue reading

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Braided Easter Bread

This week for something different I decided to try this Braided Easter Bread from Foodnetwork Canada. It came up on their FB page on Friday as the ‘Recipe of the Day’ and I love a nice eggy bread. So we … Continue reading

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Sundays with Pastries

Continuing our attempts to work our way through Baking With Julia – the croissants a couple of weeks ago just didn’t work out. They were edible and buttery, but not terribly risen, or fluffy flaky. Important note: when Baking with … Continue reading

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Sundays with pastries

It’s become my habit to test out new pastries each Sunday morning. As James does bacon and eggs on Saturday it only seems fair. Last week’s brioche based pecan rolls were a delight but got eaten before photos could be … Continue reading

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More food

Last night we celebrated a late Valentine’s – a habit we got into back in 2008 when James finally arrived in Canada for good on February 24th. The memory of waiting for him in the international arrivals area of Terminal … Continue reading

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It’s a white bread sorta morning….

It seems a bit odd – with all my recent success with baking yeast breads to post about a ‘plain old boring loaf of white bread’, but ya know the successes I’ve been having have been for the most part … Continue reading

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Another success in the oven….

For years I struggled to make a decent loaf of bread, all were heavy, unrisen, nasty failures. I bought a bread machine, and life was better. I started buying BREAD FLOUR Then I bought a big bloody Kitchen Aid mixer. … Continue reading

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Everything’s better with bacon

Yes. It’s true. Everything is better with bacon. And now thanks to what Julia Child started on PBS decades ago, and is now continued on by networks like The Foodnetwork and the cooking channel and still by PBS and even … Continue reading

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My husband is a b*stid….

Oh my.. oh my ohmyohmyohmy…. This is an MKT90 mobile army field kitchen (MAFK???)… Dear hubby sent me the links – it’s for sale. For $5000 I want. I want this like I’ve never wanted anything in my life. It’s … Continue reading

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The Puff Pastry Adventure…

Some time ago, my dearest beloved mentioned to me that he’d been missing the lovely food known as ‘sausage rolls’ – now there are a lot of things known as sausage rolls in this part of the world, but its … Continue reading

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The groaning board…

I know, I know… this post is loooooooooooong overdue. But ya know, that’s why I’m such a pathetically bad blogger, and probably will never do so professionally or even find a sponsor for this site. The problem is that with … Continue reading

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Cheesy Chicken Potato Bites

I adapted this one from another recipe I found somewhere …. the dogs can’t get enough of em, but then the dogs can’t get enough of any of the home baked treats Cheesy Potato Bites: 1 cup instant mashed potatoes … Continue reading

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What’s on your pizza?
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James and I have for the past couple years made a habit of Friday night ‘Pizza and a Movie Night’ – occasionally it gets moved about for something the kids have on, but as a family it’s one of our … Continue reading

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More fun in the kitchen…

Last week’s focaccia bread: Kinda got me slash dotted when the Food Network community admins posted the picture to their FaceBook account. Cool exposure… but I looked a git when the recipe wasn’t there. The recipe was snagged off Chef … Continue reading

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