My Recipe Box


Ottawa, ON, CA



Recent Comments

Re: Win Joanne Weir's Must-Have Cooking Tools

A kitchen that's warm, organized, functional -- in other words, just about perfect! It'd be a thrill to win Joanne Weir's favourite tools.

Re: Behind the Kitchen Door: Melissa Clark's Family Kitchen

A wonderfully well thought-out kitchen, and a charming narration for the video! Making the island mark the cooking/pantry divide in your genius is a very sensible touch. I envy you your Wolf range and hood.

Re: Win Abby Dodge's Must-Have Baking Tools

Abby Dodge is my baking hero. What a great article on her kitchen! It looks like it would fun to cook in.

Re: Win Maria Helm Sinskey's Must-Have Wine Tools

This was a great article. Maria Helm Sinskey's kitchen looks absolutely wonderful to cook in! I covet the English baker's table to a degree I should be ashamed to admit.

The wine lover's kit looks very tempting.

Re: Flower Power

I've lately added dried lavender to a mixture of herbes de Provence, especially for use with chicken on the grill.

I like a touch of it in desserts involving goat cheese and honey on or in pastry. There are also good recipes around (Laura Calder has one) for shortbread or sugar cookies flavoured with lavender. I've also seen butter cake recipes pairing blueberries and lavender (wild blueberries (huckleberries?), please!), but I haven't tried those yet. I've been meaning to try my hand at some lavender-honey ice cream.

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