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Strawberry and White Balsamic Ice Cream

Here is a recipe for THE  BEST strawberry ice cream you will ever taste — creamy yet perfectly balanced so that it is lightly sweet rather than cloying, and just bursting with fresh strawberry flavour! You must find perfectly ripe, well-flavoured strawberries to use, but that’s the hardest part: the recipe is easy, and the eating is even easier! Read more

Classic Spaghetti Bolognese

Known affectionately as ‘Spag Bol’ in Britain, this traditional pasta sauce is a perennial favorite for many reasons: it’s chock full of veg, contains pancetta (or bacon), and it’s served over warm spaghetti topped with grated Parmesan cheese — duh! The bonus here is that the ration of carbs to protein is 2:1, so you can feel good about eating pasta again. Mangia!! Read more

Mexican Meatballs

It is the combination of spices and herbs here that really make these meatballs sing: deeply flavorful and tinged with sweetness from cinnamon, this dish is meant for sharing. Perfect for a pot-luck or large family supper as they can easily be made in advance and reheated, you might also find them equally a treat for just two as the left-overs are fabulous! Read more

Espresso, Hazelnut, and Chocolate Shortbread

These ‘melt-in-your-mouth’ cookies are rather sophisticated and completely delicious. Little swirls of espresso powder give the shortbread a hint of bitterness and the sprinkle of chopped hazelnuts add a lovely crunch. We love the addition of rice flour which gives the cookies just the right amount of crispness: they are, not surprisingly, perfection with a cup of coffee. Read more

Polish Sausage Soup

Although winter is happily giving way to spring on the west coast, Old Man Winter is not quite done with the east coast. Therefore, we offer you one last soup to sustain you through any upcoming chilliness. This is a fabulous combination of kielbasa (we used turkey), carrots, and kale in a smoked paprika broth: healthy, hearty, and the perfect supper for an early spring evening. Read more

Crispy Prosciutto Chicken

This fantastic little entrée is so simple and requires only 5 ingredients. Hearty Puy lentils are cooked, then tossed with coarsely chopped sun-dried tomatoes, serving as the base of the dish. Place the prosciutto-wrapped chicken thighs on top, and serve with a crisp green salad and a bit of rustic bread on the side for a satisfyingly snug and cosy supper. Read more

Peanut and Orange Cookies

These cookies are completely wonderful with a hot cup of tea. They are crispy and delicate around the edges, yet chewy and a little denser in the center. With the subtle flavors of crunchy peanut butter and grated orange zest, they are not overly sweet — just very satisfying! They are a snap to make and will keep well in an airtight tin for several days — if they last that long! Read more