Signal Hill Gingerbread

A food memory, my first trip to the Canadian East Coast, it was early May and cold in Nova Scotia.  I was with a friend who insisted we drive to Peggy’s Cove, I didn’t really want to, I thought that it would be touristy and I was interested in only experiencing the “real” East Coast…

Wednesday, my favorite things…

I am a collector, (some say pack rat), I collect, in no particular order;  antique and vintage cookbooks, primitive antiques, especially related to cooking, kitchens and dining rooms, table cloths, art, vintage jewelery, animals, I have a chair thing, on and on.  I do try to curate the collections, rotate the inventory, and every now…

Caramel Dumplings

Dumplings; flour, fat, milk, baking powder, maybe spices, herbs or sugar, sometimes boiled, baked or steamed, dropped or filled. It seems as if some form of dumpling can be found in cuisines around the world.  Polish perogies, Chinese pot stickers, Jewish matzo balls and kreplach, Italian ravioli, German spaetzle, Latin American empanadas, American chicken and…

A large iron kettle of tea

“Our men worked well until dinner-time, when after washing in the lake, they all sat down to the rude board which I had prepared for them, loaded with the best fare that could be procured in the bush.  Pea-soup, legs of pork, venison, eel and raspberry pies, garnished with plenty of potatoes, and whiskey to…