Rhubarb Fool

“If we don’t plant the right things, we will reap the wrong things. It goes without saying. And you don’t have to be, you know, a biochemist and you don’t have to have an IQ of 150. Just common sense tells you to be kind, ninny, fool. Be kind.”                                                                                                                                           Maya Angelou When a fool…

The First Pie

“Gardening-We feel bound constantly to urge upon the attention of our readers the profit and importance of a good garden. Its influence is good every way. It spreads the table with palatable and nutritious food, and fills dessert dishes with luxuries, and thus saves cash which must otherwise be paid for beef, ham, veal, and…

Ten Canadian Cookbooks

Cookbooks, when viewed as more then a collection of recipes (or recipets) are also record keepers and story tellers, they are a product of their time. We can travel back in time and see what was considered popular, prudent or necessary knowledge at the time that that a cook book was written or compiled.  Women’s…

Pudding for Breakfast on Mother’s day

I am a lucky person in that I am able to eat what I want, when ever I want and then, I have loads of free time so that I can think and write about what I ate, and what I will eat. Of course in the West isn’t hasn’t always been that way, Once…

Quebec, Madame Benoit, Spring

I have had a secret love affair with Quebec since I was a kid in Mr. Askey’s history class. He was teaching us about Canadian History and we were studying the Seven Years’ War, and of course as we all know (don’t we?) the Battle of Quebec on the Plains of Abraham in 1759 was…

Tradition

I have started watching Chef’s Table on Netflix, a beautifully shot documentary on influential chefs from around the world. I have seen three episodes so far; Massimo Bottura from Itlay, Dan Barber from the U.S. and Argentinian Francis Mallmann (my favorite so far as his passion for food and life is highly intoxicating). The three…