Archive | January, 2011

Valentine’s Day Cocktails

28 Jan

What with our Valentine’s issue hitting newsstands and the Oscar nominations just being announced (Go, Denis Villeneuve!),  I can’t stop thinking about cocktails. This man shares my obsession–only year-round. Mike Stephenson tends the Library Bar at Fairmont Royal York, Toronto. […]

Olive Oil Muffins

21 Jan

Wash these healthy, honey-sweetened muffins down with a nice pot of Earl Grey.

Plum Jelly

14 Jan

Sugar-frosted and wine-splashed plums are infused with clove and cinnamon flavours, as they bubble away on the stove and break down into a sweet, saucy puree. Strain that and you’re left with a warming, syrupy mulled wine ready for the gelatine treatment.


7 Jan

Tangy, sweet and delicious with Great British Pork Pies. Ingredients 200g salt 1 cauliflower, broken into small florets 400g pickling onions 400g runner beans, diced 1cm 1 cucumber, peeled, seeded and diced (1-cm pieces) 1 pint cider vinegar 1/2 pint […]

Great British Pork Pies

7 Jan

The hot water crust pastry is like a mini fortress for the juicy meat inside, yet it caves without putting up a fight when you sink in your teeth.