Easter: A Tisket A Tasket A Local Boston Basket

I love Easter.  Well, we don’t celebrate Easter but I love the memory of Easter brunches in Toronto.  We used to go fairly often to my parents’ friend’s place; they were like family to us.  We would drive a good hour to get there and when we did we were rewarded with a table of…

Perfumed Crystals: Going Beyond Plain Sugar

There is nothing more simple than making flavored sugar and it adds a wonderful dimension to baked goods or sprinkled over just the right thing. My pantry has vanilla sugar in a big bin, which ends up being the sugar I use for almost all my sweet baking.  Any time I use vanilla seeds for…

Canadian Cranberry Sauce à L’Americaine

When I was little I remember my mom doing so much cooking with my class, bringing in food and other traditional objects to my teacher, reading a story or sharing a song.  I even remember taking my entire class (okay so it was only 7 people from K-W Bilingual School in Waterloo Ontario) to our…