Apples are rich in fibre and vitamin C.  |  Jodie Mirosovsky photo

Keep illness at bay this winter with wholesome food

The first snowflakes have gently fallen where we live, and a certain peace comes over us once the ground is white. It’s time to curl up with a warm drink and a book. Enjoy the short lived tranquillity because it will be Christmas Day in a little more than a month. Try to boost your […] Read more

Plum cobbler muffins are ideal for school lunches. Plum oatmeal crisp is tasty served warm with ice cream.  |  Jodie Mirosovsky photo

Baked plums offer distinct flavour and smells

I look forward to the tastes and colours of this season all year. Just a few steps from my door, the fresh flavours of my garden are my rewards for planting in the spring. I enjoy tender green peas, fresh carrots pulled from the moist dirt, sweet corn and ripe cherry tomatoes. I especially enjoy […] Read more

Spring garden bears fruit to celebrate Dad’s special day

On June 17, take time to show appreciation for all the dads. Any good gesture will bring a smile and provide some great memories, and these recipes might also help families enjoy the special day. Skillet Pepper Steak A tasty, colourful and saucy dish that is easy to prepare. 1 yellow, green and red pepper, […] Read more


Share the fresh taste of summer

Life is short so don’t waste any precious time. I appreciate the bright evening sky, the warmer temperatures and new growth. We will soon open our cottages or plan summer vacations. In the last few weeks, our home has changed drastically. Our first baby just turned 16 and got his driver’s licence. Having someone else […] Read more

Angel food cake: a light dessert with heavenly toppings

All three of our children were born in the spring. They often have their parties over the Easter holidays because they claim that there is “nothing else to do” or we are constantly hearing, “I’m bored.” I tell them that only boring people get bored, and despite the many spring jobs I suggest, apparently they […] Read more