Pumpkin Loaf with Cranberries & Ginger

It’s the first weekend in October, raining outside, and I’ve set the thermostat for the upcoming colder weather. There’s something great about turning off the furnace in April, and equally great about turning it back on in the fall. October on Thetis usually gives us an evenly mixed bag of warm & sunny days and…

Sweet & Sour Mustard Sauce

When you go to the trouble to bake a ham, do it justice by making this lovely mustard sauce to go alongside.

Candied Orange Peel

A simple little winter treat, to make use of the wonderful oranges available this time of year. Use to garnish desserts, or to serve alone, as a little something at the end of a special meal. There are a few steps to this, but none of them difficult. The first time I ever made these…

Pumpkin Pie

In 1977, while living at home and working fulltime, I was entrusted to help a friend screen people to share a rental home with her. We posted an ad in the paper and at the student union building. We sorted through the many applicants, chiseling it down to the four we thought would best fit….

Pumpkin Parfait

When making pumpkin pie, there’s usually a bit of extra pumpkin filling (if not, just hold back a bit). Bake it in a lightly greased ramekin (or two), along with the pie. It should be taken out about 10 minutes earlier than when the pie is ready to come out.