Image: Peach Ice Cream

August 7, 2022


Image: Carbonara

July 3, 2022


Dinner Tonight #78

June 29, 2022

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This — New Orleans style barbecue shrimp — may not look very exciting, but it was really tasty! Served with rice and a cucumber/strawberry salad.


Snacks Tonight #52

June 12, 2022

A gorgeous rhubarb and strawberry galette, made by the Everloving.


Snacks Tonight #51

May 28, 2022

Had some apples that were getting old, so I made a simple baked cake.


Snacks Tonight #50

May 14, 2022

Tiramisu for the weekend!


Image: Gai Lan Emergent

April 11, 2022


Dinner Tonight #77

April 5, 2022

Pork chops with brandied cherries (actually I ran out of brandy so used rum).


Image: Paella

March 29, 2022


Snacks Tonight #49

March 23, 2022

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I’m not sure what call these — apple slices? — but they were so easy to make that I got it done before 8 this morning.


Dinner Tonight #76

March 16, 2022

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Chicken caramel by Chef John.


Dinner Tonight #75

March 10, 2022

Linguine alla puttanesca; one of my absolute favourites.


Snacks Tonight #48

March 10, 2022

A very good chocolate cake made with just two ingredients — chocolate and eggs!


Image: Greenspace #4

February 19, 2022


Image: Blintzes

February 1, 2022


Image: Bacon

January 29, 2022


Snacks Tonight #47

January 27, 2022

Apple and cherry turnovers.


Snacks Tonight #46

December 16, 2021

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A Basque cheesecake which came out grand! Will be perfect tomorrow with a raspberry coulis.


The Five Sandwiches that Made America

November 21, 2021

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I always find the Conversation has an eclectic mix of essays, many of which will pique my interest. A recent case in point: the history of five sandwiches — tuna salad, the chow mein sandwich, club, peanut butter & jelly, Scotch woodcock — and what they say about American social history.

The histories of these foods run through the 1890s for the club sandwich — perfectly described as “a blend of elegance and blandness” — through the early years of the 20th century for tuna, pb & J, and the woodcock, and much more recently for the chow mein sandwich of the 1970s.

Image: Alena Haurylick

“As food historian Bee Wilson argues in her history of the sandwich, American sandwiches distinguished themselves from their British counterparts by the scale of their ambition. Imitating the rising skylines of American cities, many were towering affairs that celebrated abundance.

Well worth the read.


Dinner Tonight #74

November 3, 2021

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Chicken pot pie is a staple in my repertoire so I wouldn’t normally post an image of it. But this one was good-looking as well as great tasting!.