Decadent Chocolate Chip Cookie Parfait

I didn't make this dessert. My younger sister did. The entire dish was earmarked for her boyfriend. But she loves me enough to let me take a few photographs of the last serving reserved for him. She even provided the martini glass. I love her enough...

Thai Chicken Kebabs

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="480" caption="Thai Chicken Kebabs on Coconut Rice"][/caption] I knew the black raspberry photo session went too well. Having taken a good 40 or so shots, I downloaded the pictures to my computer via my incredibly handy new CF card reader. To do this, I...

Black Raspberry Shortcake

Look what showed up at the door the other day. A neighbour dropped by with black raspberries picked from her garden. They were tart, firm, full of flavour and very, very black. See...

Tikka-Style Chicken Kebabs and the World’s Longest Barbecue

Some of you might remember last year's post in which, thanks to a sprained wrist, I cajoled my friends into doing all the work for The World's Longest Barbecue™. Andrew served drinks, my sisters chopped, diced and threaded kebabs and my brother-in-law worked the grill. Me?...

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

Pretty snazzy, if I do say so myself. I wouldn't be ashamed to serve these at a fancy garden party. You can almost hear the light jazz in the background. But in reality, this is a simple dip that you can dump in a bowl and...

Blueberry Frozen Yogurt

Looks can be deceiving. This blueberry-raspberry frozen yogurt looks tasty but was chalky and unpleasant. I ended up letting it melt and pouring it over granola for breakfast. Thinking fresh and simple is best, I'd pureed raspberries and blueberries in the blender with plain yogurt and...

Garlic Scape and Fresh Herb Pesto

Yesterday I issued a plea for ideas of what to do with garlic scapes. The answers rolled in. I heard from people via Twitter, Facebook, email and the comments section. Thank you all. I was thrilled with your response. Of course, with so many great solutions...

Dominion Day Raspberry Ice Cream

While the rest of the nation celebrates Canada Day, in our house July 1st is Dominion Day. And Andrew has the t-shirt to prove it. For those who are curious about my husband's patriotic insistence, check out last year's blog post. For those who care about...

Barbecue Roasted Red Peppers

I'm feeling a tad guilty again. While yesterday's post about roasted garlic got a lot of you excited, it turns out this dish raised a few issues. First, DivaLisa is extremely allergic to garlic. Although she was too polite to say this, I'm pretty sure...

Barbecue Roasted Garlic

Lesson learned. Don't blog for a few days and family members will phone to check up on you. I'm fine. Really. I haven't succumbed to swine flu, only the temptations of summer. Truth be told, I've been playing hooky with my barbecue — I mean grill. Our...

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