Canada’s Busiest Woman

Dear Kate, I have a confession to make, despite your long and prolific career; farmer, cook, baker, administrator at the CNE, radio talk-show host, writer, and cook book author, I had never heard of you until last week. How have our paths not crossed? I am a cook myself, and a collector of Canadian cookbooks.…

Food Trends???

Recently I came across a tag for a radio discussion on “jam trends.”  I was a bit surprised, as I consider myself a reasonably well informed cook, but I had no idea that there were trends in jam making.  I had to give this some thought.  Of course there are “food trends,” usually inspired by…

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…