Food Blogs

Date and Almond Torte with Salted Caramel Sauce

This is a torte so it doesn’t have much height, but what it lacks in height, it makes up in taste. Something magical happens when you use dates in cooking […]

Lemon Zucchini Loaf

Yes my friends, it’s that time of the year again! Neighbors are gathering – in large baskets, zucchini of all sizes, shapes and colors. People you don’t even know are […]

Mediterranean Style Cracked Olives

If you have been attending any of my classes at Loblaw PC Cooking Schools you will have heard me speak of this delightful antipasto which was gifted to me last […]

French Cheesecake

When I first became a Chef, I must have spent many months going through various culinary websites for inspiration, ideas and direction. One of the sites I came across belonged […]

Ricotta and Praline Cake

  Here’s another keeper cake recipe. I had some ricotta in the fridge. My friend Maria makes all kinds of delicious Italian treats (which I am sometimes the grateful beneficiary […]

Toasted Almond and Coconut Blondies

You know you have a hit when “everyone” who tries this says “OMG (insert something biblical or not), so good!” This is a variation on a standard Blondie recipe which […]

Rhubarb and Custard Tarts

The first time I had rhubarb, I thought it was stringy and sour (I was 9 or so), I didn’t like it at all. Over the years (many of them), […]

Halvah and Chocolate Scone Loaf

Tasty, not too sweet, not a cake and definitely not a loaf. My wife will love this for Mother’s Day!  It is a nice recipe for a scone style treat […]

Fast and Easy – Curried Squash

This is a great dish on its own, with some naan or other flatbread, or as a side to accompany meat, fish or even with a salad. I was going […]

Ambrosia Cake

  If you follow my blog or have attended my classes you know I like to give you recipes that you will actually make.  They usually don’t contain a log […]