Summertime recipe takes advantage of the season’s strawberry crop

With summer in the air, I’m yearning for strawberries hand-picked from a local farm or fresh from the farmers market. These luscious strawberries taste even sweeter when roasted with balsamic vinegar and paired with a creamy mascarpone filling....more

Happy Tummy Fruit Salad with Ginger Mint Glaze

Summer gets me in the mood to sit outside on a picnic bench and enjoy a bowlful of the freshest in-season fruits. Unfortunately for us Calgarians, it hasn’t exactly been warm this summer....more

Cocktails From the Garden: Strawberry-Tini

“Dance as if no one is watching, sing as if no one is listening, and live every day as if it were your last” ~ an Irish toast It’s official, strawberry season is in full effect!  It seems like every farmer’s market stand and grocery store has a huge display of fresh strawberries as soon as you walk through the door.  Perfectly plump and bursting with flavor, now is the time to be stocking up and enjoying the sweet tastes of this summer fruit. ...more
Looks lovely.  can't wait to try them out soon.more

Strawberry Coconut Napoleon

Strawberry season is here and I'm excited to share this recipe with y'all. I have had a slight fear of working with puff pastry and decided to throw caution to the wind and make this pretty dessert called a napoleon. After working with the pastry dough I thought to myself, why didn't I do this sooner? It was so easy to work with and the recipe was fun to make! I tweaked the recipe on the pepperidge farm package by using coconut pudding instead of vanilla and I was extremely pleased with the results.  ...more

Spring Strawberry Chicken Salad

                                 SPRING STRAWBERRY AND CHICKEN SALAD ...more

Strawberries, Slugs and Beer

  ~Lush, juicy, fragrant strawberries are said to have been created from heart-shaped tears shed by a devastated Aphrodite over the death of her lover, Adonis. ...more

Buttery, Oaty Shortbread with Strawberry-Lemon Sauce and Fresh Cream

Photo credit: Nancy Anne Harbord...more
Thanks! It was!more

Formal Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Chocolate covered strawberries are simply a sophisticated dessert. They stand great alone with champagne, or add easy elegance to a dessert platter. The best part- they are incredibly easy to make at home. So easy, that I remember walking through the aisles on Valentine’s Day and was nearly horrified that chocolate covered strawberries were being sold for $3 per strawberry! You can practically buy a whole box of regular strawberries for that amount! I decided then and there that it was a sign to post this recipe....more