Chicken Bone Broth: Liquid Gold

Chicken Bone Broth: Liquid Gold

When I was undergoing treatment, 80% of my meals were either soup or broth delivered to me by friends. I’m not they will ever know how much I treasured their offerings on those days I wasn’t feeling well. Long ago, I had read about the health benefits of...
Pok Pok at Home – Ike’s Wings

Pok Pok at Home – Ike’s Wings

Everything about Thai food appeals to me: the layered flavours, the colours, the textures, the fresh ingredients. Same goes for Vietnamese; I’ve been a lover of these countries’ foods since I moved to the big city in the early 80s and discovered South East...
Homemade Irish Cream Liqueur

Homemade Irish Cream Liqueur

Got a minute? Like, literally, one minute because that’s about how long it takes to make a batch of homemade Bailey’s-style Irish Cream liqueur.  Why, you might ask, would one choose to make this iconic liqueur instead of buying it off the shelf in a...
Putting and End to Winter with Moroccan Ragout

Putting and End to Winter with Moroccan Ragout

We have snow. Still. April is almost half over, and the snow clings like a skeletal hand at the edge of a cliff. A tad dramatic perhaps, but this never-ending winter brings out the Poe in me. As I type, a raven is cawing in the birch tree. I need heat – not only...