February 18, 2018

Short of time but still want to serve up a delicious dinner? Sometimes 15 minutes is all it takes.  This is one of my favourites - garlicky mushrooms in a c...

January 7, 2018

This post is a nod to my cousin Pat in Burlington who introduced me to a variation of this dish - at that time my idea of superfood hell would have been the...

January 3, 2018

I love butter tarts.  They bring back great memories from my childhood - these buttery, juicy caramel tarts can be plain or filled with raisins (these are t...

November 12, 2017

Now that the mercury has taken a dive - colds and flus are on their way again.  I'm a big believer in "Jewish penicillin" or chicken soups in all it's guise...

November 11, 2017

I love pancakes.  

Growing up in Canada sort of made that de rigueur.  

Back in the '60's my Mom was quite ahead of her time as our pancakes were made from sc...

November 6, 2017

It's so easy to eat veggie once in a while and Meat-free Monday can be a pleasure indeed!  Today I wanted to try and recreate a memorable meal taken in a we...

November 5, 2017

Sunday - a chill out day that I can really enjoy making an extra effort with our family meal.  Today I really wanted to get away from our traditional slow-c...

November 3, 2017

A while ago I experimented with the "Cupcakes in a jar" craze that was around for a while.  I had brought back some very pretty 250ml Mason jars that I had...

October 29, 2017

I had some roasted aubergines and roast peppers left over from a wee dinner party earlier on in the week, so I made a simple sugo and added the roast veg to...

October 27, 2017

We are all bound by common, beloved comfort foods and in this case, it's polpetta, or Italian meatballs - succulent with garlic, Parmesan & parsley, th...

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Hey - I'm Catherine.  

Mum to 4 (almost) grown-up kids, proud Nana, cook, product designer and keen interior designer.

Please join me on my page here celebrating all the tremendous food that has influenced my passion for creating great meals for family and friends.

My influences have been from my Italian/Scottish husband and his family, the Canadian influences from my early life and all the abundant bounty available in Scotland - it's a been a wonderful smorgasbord to choose from!



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