Raspberry-Ricotta Cake with Lemon Glaze (Gluten Free)

Having several bags of last summer’s raspberries still waiting with baited breath in my freezer, I need to find ways to let them express themselves. Once again, Bon Appetit came to the rescue with a great cake recipe. The combination of ricotta and raspberries makes for a cake that tastes like it just came from…

Arugula & Ricotta Dip with Lemon

Our island has a one-room schoolhouse, with children from Kindergarten to Grade 7.  Usually there’s about 16 children attending, and all ages spend the day together.  Having had two daughters go through this school, it’s easy to see why small classrooms, where children really know each other, are such a benefit. Each winter we would…

Roasted Vegetable Lasagne

Ten years or so ago, I came up with the idea of an art auction to raise money for our community hall.  Everyone could donate art that they no longer wanted on their own walls, or something that they had created themselves.  We had some wild pieces, as well as some that were really beautifully…

Peruvian Potato Salad

A friend and I used to provide picnics in our valley. We mowed a small area, set up table and chairs, and laid the table with linens, tableware and flowers.  Guests were asked if they wanted cows present or not.  Almost all asked for them to be around.  We catered for romantic couples, to large…