Don’t you just love spring? I know we Manitobans love the winter, hardened to it by our way of life, but spring is something quite apart. The melting of the snow, the garden coming to life, the birds greeting us in the morning with their melodious outpourings.
My eyes popped out of my head those years ago, my gran looking at me and smiling as she did whenever she placed a visually stunning food presentation in front of the family. Those days are so full of wow’s and mmm’s they are embedded in my memory. Continue reading A jewel for any dinner table→
A very dear friend of mine who will remain nameless (Cindy) says her favorite dessert is banana cream pie. For me, it is a close run thing, but the pie is for sure high up on the list. Why? Well why not? It is light, fluffy and downright delicious.
A banana is a natural remedy for many ills. When you compare it to an apple, it has five times the vitamin A and iron, four times the protein, three times the phosphorus, twice the carbohydrate and twice the other vitamins and minerals. It is rich in potassium. As for value, well it really is value for money. “A banana a day surely does keep the doctor away!” Continue reading A banana a day really does keep the doctor away…→
Here comes a favourite – chicken, sweet and special, on the grill!
It’s that time of year again! The barbecue has been cleaned and is ready to do its duty for you. My favorite food, I just have to tell you, is barbecue. For those of you who have read this column over the years, that may have become pretty apparent.
So many things in life are taken for granted, in Jersey, my English Channel home – none more so than fish. When I was young, fish was my staple food. My father was a hobby fisherman, and many a fine table of fresh fish would be presented in our home: from plaice to dover sole, bass to mackerel, bream to whiting, lobster to spider crab, or if we were really lucky a shanker or a nice crayfish. Continue reading How savoury is this seafood dish!→