Soft Sugar Cookies

Sometimes a cookie just needs to be a cookie.  It should immediately satisfy, and make you want at least one more.  These are not the chock-a-block full of nutrition ones that make sure you’re getting all your daily fibre & other requirements, because really, all you asked for was a cookie.  These are the big,…

Basic Freezer Cookies (Blueberry & Pumpkin Seed Version)

These are excellent cookies to have on hand in your freezer.  They are easy to make, and quick to bake.  We used to make them every Christmas with nuts and cherries, and there is something so wonderful about their simplicity.  So often during the holidays we work to create little masterpieces, so it is lovely…

Cod Cakes with Zesty Mayo

It used to be that if we wanted fish for dinner, we’d simply go out in our dory and catch some.  We used to be happy with a couple of nice sized rockfish, thrilled if we got a snapper, and felt like we’d won the lottery if we brought in a good sized Lingcod.  We…

French Apple Pie

We have six apple trees.  Some are more suited to this climate than others.  We usually get a good crops of Jonathans, Bramleys (my favourite) and Transparents.  There’s a young standard McIntosh that gives us a few apples to eat right off the tree, and a Cox’s Orange Pippin that graces us with a few…

Sheila’s Lemon Bars

Everyone has a go-to dish for different events.  Our daughter has been making these lemon bars for as long as I can remember.  She’s shown how to make them to non-cooks, and delivers them happily to new moms, birthday folks, and as hostess gifts.  She’s figured out that they taste OK when done gluten free,…