Fun & Simple Appetizers : Seeded Cheesy Wafers

Cheese Wafers

As spring hobbles in, and winter drags its muddy feet, we’re here, waiting for the actual season to change.  I suppose every March is like this but it does seem to be taking forever this year.  There’s really only one way to deal with weather that keeps us inside; that’s to start cooking and baking! …

Who’s Ready for Spring???

Asparagus stalks

It’s certainly not news that this winter’s weather  has been a bit extreme. . .as many predicted it would be.  Now that it’s March, the month of SPRING, how can we not dream of hyacinth and daffodils.  Of strawberries and rhubarb.  And the sun…. ahhhhhh, can’t you just feel it?  NO??   Well, maybe we…

The Eight Broads in the Kitchen Cookbook Is Here!

How do you fit 8 Broads under a Christmas tree??  Simple, you buy their cookbook!! The long awaited cookbook from Eight Broads in the Kitchen has arrived!! Order yours while they last… We explained how the broads came to be in a post from 2 years ago; the short version is they are all innkeepers…

Chocolate Crinkle Cookie Recipe

These cute chocolate crinkle cookies look so festive setting out on a plate, and are equally tasty! Perfect for the holiday season! Brampton Chocolate Crinkles ¼ cup unsalted butter, (½ stick) 4 oz. unsweetened chocolate 2 cups un-bleached flour 2 cups sugar 4 large eggs 2 tsp. baking powder ½ tsp. salt ½ cup chopped walnuts…

Waterfowl Hunting Season is Back!

It’s that classic time of year:  shorter days, brisk and windy, beautiful fall colors, the pleasure of a warm drink at any time of the day.  Fall into winter isn’t everyone’s favorite season it’s true, but around here we love it!  Gingerbread, hot chocolate, and of course, our homemade marshmallows make their recurring appearances. Another…

Exceptional and Easy Palmiers Recipe & Avocado Toast

The popularity of the food networks and all the cooking shows, demos and competitions that are out there might lead one to believe that we Americans really like to cook.   Why is it then, that so many people say that they don’t know how, or never learned?  And why, oh why, is so much…

Strawberry Jam Time!!

Strawberries and Jam

We posted a picture on Facebook last week of two huge bowls of strawberries that Michael picked from our garden.  Though we’re very proud of that harvest,  it just isn’t enough to meet the demands for fresh berries at breakfast time AND making jam for the rest of the year! So of course we have…

Spring has sprung, and so has the ASPARAGUS!

One of the true harbingers of spring is the appearance of the first stalks of asparagus popping through the soil in the garden.  We are so excited that this year one of our 3 asparagus patches will be ready to harvest.  (You have to wait 3 years after the first planting to reap the benefits,…