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27 Aug

Rustic Buttermilk Bread

This recipe is much like an Irish soda bread but does not contain lard or shortening. One old recipe from the 1960s calls for honey, and many suggest molasses, but I love this version, which includes Roger's Golden Syrup. Often these loaves were baked in a Dutch Oven, on top of a stove, in kitchens where there was no oven avai...  Continue Reading


26 Feb

Slow Cooker Pea Soup

The original recipe for this soup was submitted by Claire Lajeunesse-Lewko of Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, and featured in a Canadian Living slow cooker compilation. Step One: In a large bowl, soak 2 cups of dry yellow split peas in 6 cups of cold water, for twelve to twenty-four hours. I do this after my evening meal so tha...  Continue Reading


19 Apr

Luscious Lemon Rice Soup

The original recipe for this soup came from one of the Best of Bridge cookbooks.  I have made a few changes to the instructions, and I’ve served it hundreds of times. It is delicious hot or cold, and it makes a comforting gift to take to a friend, who is feeling under the weather. The soup is thickened with egg, not flour...  Continue Reading