AUNTIE ALICE'S SLAB COOKIES

Deliciously crunchy and buttery, boasting butterscotch chips, milk chocolate chips and semi-sweet chocolate chips. Ever remember the first time you tasted something? I do. ....It was a beautiful Okanagan summer morning. I was contentedly basking in the warmth of the sun, and the warmth of being at my favorite aunt... Read more →



BROWN BUTTER RICE KRISPIE TREATS

Nostalgic, sticky treats, amped up with nutty browned butter and sea salt. HEL-LOH, my salt-kissed sweetness! What sorcery is this? This is sweet, salty, nutty, sticky, soft, retro, irresistible, sorcery. And that's a fact, Jack! The teensy weensy little detail of browning the butter and tossing in just a spurt... Read more →



BAKED POTATOES WITH WHIPPED FETA

Crusty outtards, fluffy innards, baked potatoes topped with tangy, buttery, soft delicious muddles of feta. One potato, two potato, three potato, more.....please. What is it about baked potatoes? They're nothing special, but they're always so good, or they just hit the spot, perfectly, and they carry our cravings off to... Read more →



BLUEBERRY SHORTBREAD CRUMBLE

Melt-in-your-mouth shortbread crust. Check! Juicy, sweet, fresh blueberry filling. Check! Golden, crunchy, buttery, crown. Check! An oft quoted line from Ralph Waldo Emerson's poem, Hamatreya states the "Earth laughs in flowers." I've always, always, liked the feeling of this thought. No matter when, or how often, I come across these... Read more →



SPICY AVOCADO DRESSING

A versatile dressing that buzzes up all cool and creamy, spice-ay and tangy! TOP TEN REASONS TO MAKE SPICY AVOCADO DRESSING 10. It's the same colour as the forest in springtime. 9. Provides yet another reason to give a shout-out of gratitude to avocado farmers everywhere. 8. Avocado and lime... Read more →



STRAWBERRY SUMMER CAKE

Lightly crusted, golden, moist cake, overwhelmed by fresh strawberries that transform into plush pockets of sassy berryness, as they bake. How could this dessert not taste like summer? An easy peasy, tasty-as-heck, little cake touting a full pound of fresh strawberries. I scoop and smooth the batter into the prepared... Read more →



FOOLPROOF BARBECUE RIBS

Slide-off-the-bone tender, moist, deeply delicious ribs, swathed in a tangy, robust, lip-smackingly addictive barbecue sauce. The glorious make-ahead secret to these more-please ribs is cooking them in the oven first. Eureka! And then, Ta Da! firing up the grill to ensure a good schwack of those crusty, darkly tasty, edges.... Read more →



WICKED HOMEMADE BARBECUE SAUCE

Plump with tangy, sweet, salty, spicy perfection. This sauce is wickedly good! Wicked ~ awesome, excellent, cool, amazing. Seriously, this sauce is all of those things. I wholeheartedly admit I've never before waxed poetic about barbecue sauce. Uh uh. And didn't count on it happening. But Ina changed all that.... Read more →