Summer Fest Week 3 – Zucchini Soup

Zucchini is one of those innocuous vegetables that doesn't really stand out. Sure, the small ones can be tender, but the large ones tend to get spongy. Because of the high moisture content and neutral taste —and it's debatable zucchini actually has a taste —...

Butterscotch Peach Jam

Last week for Summer Fest, Stephanie of Wasabimon and I swapped blogs for the day. I posted about peach ice cream on her blog and she posted about peach freezer jam on mine. She was even kind enough to watch the comments section and answer...

Summer Fest and Peach Freezer Jam Recipe

To celebrate Summer Fest, a four-week cross-blog celebration, Stephanie Stiavetti and I are swapping posts for the day. This week Summer Fest is all over fruit, and Stephanie and I selected peaches. I have always maintained raspberry is my favourite fruit, but a damned good peach...

Grazing – Cookbook Give Away

Many people have asked me for healthy snacks ideas. Well, search no more. Julie Van Rosendaal, of Dinner with Julie, not only wrote the book on this topic, Grazing: A Healthier Approach to Snacks and Finger Foods, she's giving one away. (See details below.) Julie, a...

Raspberry Lassi

I know I shouldn't post information like this, but I am not a Breakfast Eater. Please, don't tell me breakfast is The Most Important Meal of the Day. I have read the reports and do not need to be reminded Breakfast Eaters consume fewer calories...

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?...

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