Granny Nel’s Ginger Biscuits

I remember making these often with my dad (and of course getting to lick the bowl). Preheat the oven to 180°C/350ºF. Mix together: 150-176g butter 1 cup brown sugar 1 unbeaten egg 2 table spoons golden syrup Sift and then stir in: 2 cups cake flour 2 tsps baking soda 1/4 tsp salt 1 tsp…

Advice for When Cooking in the Rain.

Don’t.    Camping in the rain makes me miserable, and trying to cook under these circumstances is just plain horrible. My solution: don’t cook. Simply get enough food that you can eat cold – cream cheese lasts unrefrigerated for a few days if it’s mild and you’re without a cooler; most grocery stores have pre-made salads…

Not Dead, Just Resting

I have so many recipes to share and reviews to write but feel totally fried. I’ve also been trying to get my garden going and have been planting fresh herbs like mad. I’ve also decided to try planting garlic this year – so hoping that in not too long, I’ll be harvesting my own. Quick…

Sinning in San Fransisco.

Perhaps one of my biggest sins is that I end up eating out more than I should. As much as I love cooking, I also LOVE exploring different restaurants (especially here in my hometown of Vancouver, BC). I’ll get to reviewing my Vancouver restaurant faves soon, but as I’ve just spent a week in San…

Massacred Basil (aka the home-made pesto experiment)

Yesterday, my house was filled with the incredible smell of freshly massacred basil. For the first time, I made home made pesto. It is a beautiful toxic green colour and the perfect consistency, and I don’t think it’ll be embarrassed to be seen with some fettuccine and a green salad. I followed a recipe from…