Served hot or cold, baked, poached or grilled, even in a soup, salmon is one of the easiest fish to prepare.
This meringue concoction may have been named after the famous ballerina Anna Pavlova, who toured Australia and New Zealand in the 1920s, and which both claim to have invented the dessert, still […]
Like the prolific author Stuart Woods’ protagonist Stone Barrington, when in New York I was a great fan of Elaine’s, once located on the Upper East Side. Stone favoured red meat, Stuart […]
I’ve enjoyed two new discoveries, Portuguese custard desserts. Now I’m digging back into my past to find childhood custard favourites.
Yorkshire fishcakes differ from those in the rest of the world: they consist of a sandwich of fish between two slices of potato, battered and deep fried. From Portugal to Barbados to […]
With snow still falling in mid-May in Toronto and our dreams of spring in England and Portugal up in smoke during lockdown, airline disruption and quarantine, my thoughts turn to some of […]
The image of the scallop shell is steeped in history and heraldry, but since my beloved loves scallops themselves, I recently made her the traditional shellfish in a white wine sauce, known […]
I’ve been searching for flour and yeast since the first days of panic buying, but it disappeared faster than toilet paper. Now, I’ve come across a very small supply of both and […]
All the food I’ve been cooking while in lock-down has been comfort food. And it’s working! I’m feeling comforted. I’ve also put on 11.5 lb. A less than welcome outcome, but who […]
Has the world gone crazy? First there was a panic to lay in stocks of toilet paper. Now, I can’t find a packet of yeast anywhere. Flour is also hard to find, […]