Toni's Pistachio Ice Cream & Coconut Sorbet

For Roland's birthday, Toni and Kerrie made chinese hot pot for us. For dessert, Toni served a wonderful duo of pistachio ice cream and coconut sorbet and shares her recipes.


Cherry Pie with Coconut Crumb Topping

Cherry season is upon us! To make the best of the season, I baked a cherry pie, since Roland isn't fond of eating cherries straight. This pie is topped with a coconut crumb topping that complements the cherries. Delicious!


Spaghetti and Meatballs

When I was growing up, we rarely ate spaghetti and meatballs. Any time my folks made spaghetti, they served it with meatsauce.

This is my version of spaghetti and meatballs. I made this in Hamilton for Roland's family as it is one of our brother-in-law's favourite dishes. It turned out to be a hit with our 5 year old nephew, Ethan, who ate 3 golfball sized meatballs and 2 servings of spaghetti!


Ryan's Forest Mushroom Broth

One of the many highlights of Ryan's recent Best of British Chef's Table at Dubrulle's Pavilion in Stanley Park was his Forest Mushroom Broth.

Luckily, Ryan gave us the recipe! Check it!


Brownie Pudding

For the last 2 days, I've been hankering for something chocolate. Odd for me, since I'm not at all a chocoholic. And I wonder if my craving is due to this recipe for brownie pudding from Lucy Waverman's column in the Globe and Mail this past Saturday.


Baklava from John's Jottings

We love baklava and this baklava recipe from John's Jottings sounds easy and delicious. Check it out!


Quick Swedish Rye Bread

I was leafing through the latest issue of Canadian House and Home and was delighted to read that Naomi Duguid and Jeffrey Alford will be releasing a new book in the fall called, Home Made: Sweet and Savory Baking from Around the World! Their other books, Seductions of Rice, Flatbreads and Flavours and Hot Sour Salty Sweet, are among my favourite cookbooks.


Blitzen Break Bircher Muesli

I went to Blitzen Break last Friday to find out what was happening with their opening hours.

I confirmed that their opening hours have been reduced to Monday-Friday noon-3p.m. That's the bad news. The good news is that they they gave me their Bircher-Muesli recipe.

Check it out! I bet it's awesome! Too bad I didn't get the chance to try it out before they stopped serving it.


Ginger Jalapeno Ricecakes

I have a bit of a love-hate relationship with Martha Stewart: I love how she sources out "good things" and re-packages them or markets them and makes things look like they're her idea. I hate how she treats her staff and how she takes a lot of credit for their work!

Anyway...this is my version of Martha's ginger jalapeno ricecakes. I made them for an appy party and topped them with cilantro lime mayonnaise and spicy grilled swordfish.


Everyday Cocoa Cake

On the weekend I made this cocoa cake for Roland's monthly chocolate fix.



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