Raspberries

I’ve just returned from a vacation so absolutely wonderful that it seems like a dream, did I really just see a truffle pig??? But while I was away, I was often thinking of raspberries; I was worried that the season, always a short one would be over before I got back. In the 1830’s Susanna…

Happiness and celebrations

July, my favorite month of the year for so many reasons; it’s warm, local produce is in abundance, it’s the birthday month of a few special people that I know, and of course for many people, including ME, it’s summer holidays. I’m off on an adventure, hoping to be amazed, and motivated. My wish is…

A recipe for raspberry pie

In no particular order, I have five favorite foods; pie, cake, mashed potatoes, toast and anything that has the word custard in it. But when it comes to pie, my favorite is raspberry, and “oh happy day,” there was raspberry pie on the pie buffet at the roast beef dinner at the Embro Highland games.…

Happy Birthday Canada!

Despite the unseasonably cool summer weather, I spent Canada Day outside at the Embro Highland Games. Embro, a small town, a ten minute drive from my house is situated in lush rolling hills that are every now and then dotted by productive dairy farms. The village was settled primarily by Scots in the 1820’s. In…

Happy Canada Day, part 1

Best Shortcake Biscuits Ever, for strawberry shortcake, raspberry shortcake, blueberry shortcake, peach/plum shortcake, or yum, the most under rated fruit in Canada, the apricot…apricot shortcake, OR for breakfast warmed up generously coated with butter and Lyle’s golden syrup, or as a late night snack smothered in lime curd and blueberry jam or Nutella, or spread…

Food that Really Schmecks, and Strawberry Custard Pie

Food that Really Schmecks Mennonite Country Cooking by Edna Staebler published in 1968 was my first hardcover cookbook and I bought it at Provident Bookstore in Northland Mall, which was the first mall in my city, and was in within walking distance of my house.  I spent a lot of time in there browsing the…