Growing up in London, England, I had never heard of a butter tart. Treacle tart, yes. An acquaintance at our local Annex coffee shop in Toronto lives in Paris. He was bemoaning […]
The festive balls on the two little Christmas trees outside our townhouse are finally decorated with snow, just in time for the New Year. But a different type of festive balls […]
It’s hard to find good bangers (English breakfast sausages to the uninitiated) in North America so I’ve been crossing England gorging on bangers and mash. Meanwhile toad-in-the-hole awaits the lucky diner!
As we travel through English country towns and villages, from Sussex to Gloucestershire, to Lincolnshire and Yorkshire I’m impressed by the abundance of farmers’ markets and the autumn bounty they offer.
Yes, new research shows it’s true … men do fear veggies. Men choose meat over veggies every time. But as we move towards a more healthful regime. Some of us carnivores have […]
I’ve just returned from a quick visit to the old country and been re-introduced to pasta for breakfast and discovered deep fried poached eggs. Weird but delicious.
As we head into autumn while hoping for another glorious Indian summer-like fall, it’s one last chance to taste the rich, ripeness of fresh local tomatoes in three quite different salads—Caprese, village […]
Tikka masala and butter chicken have supplanted fish and chips as England’s top take away (what we call take out in North America) and they’re delicious.
As I watch Meghan Markle, Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Sussex, on an outing with the Royals, I can’t help wondering, as she tucks into palace grub, if she ever misses […]
It’s salad time and there’s nothing better for a light supper on a warm evening than a fresh salad with a celebrity touch.