Date Turnovers

Dates have been part of our Canadian dessert repertoire since English colonization. Dates, the original dried fruit, traveled well and added sweetness to desserts when refined white sugar was expensive and often difficult to obtain. And now, due in part to the popularity of Sticky toffee pudding and its appearance on just about every restaurant…

Norm’s Plum Pie

After having made plum jam, and plum rum raisin dessert sauce I still had plums left over. I decided to make a plum pie, because, pie is always a good idea. In all things pie, I always consultĀ  Food that Really Schmecks by Edna Staebler. She was and still is considered an expert on Mennonite…

An apple a day…

My Nan made the best apple pie, sweet, liberally laced with cinnamon and heavy with apples, the crust always flaky and golden brown. Like most grandmothers, she never measured, and like most grandchildren, I was too busy doing other things to notice. And now she isĀ  gone, and pie has become a taste memory, never…

Back to School, really

I’ve had a beautiful and relaxing summer and now it’s time for me to return to the real world and my paying job. Don’t get me wrong, I am grateful for the job that I have, it’s just going to be an, adjustment. As a kid going back to school was a relief, I loved…