It’s not Christmas without holiday cookies.  |  Jodie Mirosovsky photo

Some Christmas recipe favourites are worth repeating

Holidays are fast approaching and as usual we are thinking about food. Each year I make our favourite sweets and appetizers, and gatherings are just not complete if I don’t serve these recipes. Instead of fumbling through recipe cards, old columns and well used cookbooks, I decided to offer my holiday indulgences on two pages, […] Read more

This decadent chocolate cake has a hit of strong coffee. |  Jodie Mirosovsky photo

These suggestions make Christmas fresher and easier

Winter is here. The days are short, and the nights are crisp and dark. On a clear night it seems as though the stars are extra bright and twinkling. We have seen our first snowflakes gently falling, giving us a blanket of white. Without guilt, we can now curl up on the couch in the […] Read more

Potato picking day can be such a satisfying experience. This Caribe variety is great for mashed potatoes and is such a pretty colour with Yukon Gold in the background, used for baking.  |  Jodie Mirosovsky photo

The four Ss can help us make the most of fall cooking

It is perfectly natural for your food choices to change as the weather does. The refreshing cool salads of summer may not satisfy us now. Instead, we want warmth and comfort as the temperature drops. One evening, while browsing through some cookbooks to plan my menus, it suddenly came to me: autumn cooking often incorporates […] Read more


As satisfying as the crispness of biting into a fresh apple can be, eventually we have to find different ways to use up the abundant crop.  |  Jodie Mirosovsky photo

Baking with apples is a great way to make the fruit last

Almost 20 years ago, I was dealing with a toddler and an infant. I can remember writing this column with one hand on the keyboard and the other holding the baby. I used this method of working many times to have peace and quiet to put my thoughts into words. This fall that new baby […] Read more

Seasonal fresh produce spells summertime flavour

Staying out on the water until the sun goes down, strolling along the shore and feeling the splash on your feet, or simply watching the stars on a warm summer night. This is the season to kick back, relax and enjoy what a Canadian summer has to offer. The intoxicating aroma of purple petunias, sweet […] Read more



Spring is a great time to mix up a nutritious smoothie to start your day.  |  Jodie Mirosovsky photo

Fresh ingredients for a refreshed spring diet

Reawaken to more sunlight, the cheerful chirping birds, the sound of water running as the winter melts away and tulips popping through the still chilled earth. We even resort to a smile as we see rubber boots stuck in a puddle and mud covered clothes. Springtime is fun. It is the time of year for […] Read more

One pot chicken and rice offers just what its name promises.  |  Jodie Mirosovsky photo

Changing seasons means changing the way we cook

We are seeing more daylight, with colourful sunrises and sunsets as winter nears an end. We are starting to put away red decor and move into the pastels of spring. I use my beautiful spring-themed serviettes around the kitchen and dining table. This small little change makes the mood fresh and light. There is a […] Read more


Bacon pickle fries is an interesting “face cringing” appetizer.  | Jodie Morosovsky photo

Winter means time to turn to comfort foods

As we gently slide through our Canadian winter, tune in to your food cravings. Many of us adapt to the temperatures we are living in, and right now we want warm comfort food with lots of flavour and spice. Bacon pickle fries An interesting “face cringing” appetizer. 12 pickle spears 12 12 strips of bacon […] Read more