Archive | November, 2010

Spinach and Roasted Pumpkin Winter Salad

26 Nov

With its gentle spices, slightly sticky chunks of pumpkin and sweet maple syrup-laced vinaigrette, this winter salad has the same soothing effects as a bowl of warm rice pudding.

Pasta e Fagioli Soup

19 Nov

Our Pasta e Fagioli Soup was light and tasty–like the baby sister of minestrone. It was loaded with carrot, celery, onions, tomatoes, pancetta, steaming chicken broth and delicate little tubes of pasta.

How to Make Shortbread

12 Nov

It took Holt Renfrew’s national shortbread supplier, Mary Macleod, eighteen months to develop the recipe for Chocolate Crunch, her signature cookie. The now 76-year-old Scottish immigrant was running her business out of tiny premises by the Capital Theatre in North […]

Nigella Lawson’s Red Velvet Cupcakes

9 Nov

Red Velvet Cupcakes… their chocolate- and vanilla-flavoured beet-red sponges look spectacular slathered with a thick, sweet swirl of cream cheese icing. The sponge is moist and squishy, yet robust enough to hold its own under an extravagant load of full-fat frosting. And as glamorous as they appear, they are simple to make.