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27 May

Time to Tea Off - on Hunger Pangs

Women have known for centuries that a meal takes longer to prepare than to consume. It seems only fitting to extend the social experience of eating by lingering over a beverage with thousands of years of history and ritual. Sharing tea with others is always fun; when everyone relaxes, people talk easily. For me, taking tea is a...  Continue Reading


27 Jan

Rickety Uncle, Oat Snacking Cake, or British Flapjack

My daughter recently bought me a folding silicone cake pan. My new pan is a perfect eight-inch square and is reinforced with metal, so it won’t collapse on the way to the oven.   I wanted to test this new pan, so I decided to compare several oat square recipes. My Rickety Uncle recipe dates back to the 1940s. In the 70s,...  Continue Reading


21 Nov

Delicious Date Bites

I recommend having a box of Medjool dates in your pantry or refrigerator. They make a satisfying dessert with a cup of tea. They are sweet, chewy, and jam-packed with vitamins and minerals. Take time to read the package because they have an expiry date. The average Medjool date has 66 calories and more food value than you will f...  Continue Reading


12 Dec

Merry Cherry Chocolates - A Tradition

In the early 1960s, my mother visited a friend’s home and tasted a decadent, homemade chocolate. It left her in a state of euphoria! She was surprised to learn that it was a tradition in her friend’s home for the man of the house to make the chocolates.  Soon my father and mother, having received the recipe, began their...  Continue Reading


24 Jun

I Like Popcorn for Breakfast

  Recent research indicates that plain popcorn provides the goodness of whole grains, including fiber and antioxidants. One cup of plain popcorn provides 30 calories. If you Google the vitamin and mineral content, you will be impressed. To benefit from popcorn, just pop your corn, with no added ingredients. Then, use your ima...  Continue Reading


27 Nov

Popcorn in Caramel Sauce

  This crisp delicious popcorn treat is created, in minutes, in a microwave oven. I use the eight-cup measuring-bowl to measure the popcorn. I cook the sauce in a large pyrex mixing bowl so I have room to stir the sauce over the popcorn. I try to have a jar of this on the sideboard at most family gatherings.   Ingredients: ...  Continue Reading


26 Nov

Fantastic Microwave Oven Peanut Brittle

  I am enthusiastic about microwave ovens, and 8-cup measuring bowls. This easy recipe for peanut brittle uses both, and, if you make it, I am sure it will become a festive favourite at your house. 1 cup of white sugar ½ cup of Roger's Golden Syrup Mix sugar and syrup, in an eight-cup glass measuring-bowl and cook for 3 ...  Continue Reading