Category Archives: Holiday Recipes


Seeded Popovers

I use individual timbales here, but you can use a special popover pan, or muffin tin. Deep and narrow tins get great results, but muffin tins deliver the delight as…


Morrocan Carrot and Chickpea Salad

If you’re pinched for time, Diane suggests using pre-shredded carrots. I deployed my mandolin and made thin coins. I use some of the carrot tops as well, although there are…


Yuzu Maple Leaf Cocktail

It goes without saying, but cocktails should be mixed to your liking. Feel free to make tweaks the same way you would with any other culinary creation. You might like…


Blood Orange Gin Sparkler

You can keep the rosemary simple syrup in the refrigerator for a week or so. You can do this ahead of time. Also, if blood oranges are hard for you…



I’ve included a bunch of tips and things in the main post. If this is the first time you’ve made gougères, be sure to give that a quick read-through first,…


Black Sticky Gingerbread Recipe

Just a quick mention that I like Wholesome Sweeteners or Plantation Organic Molasses, both are unsulphered organic, blackstrap molasses. Pan choice: My version of the recipe calls for a 13x9x2…


Brown Sugar Rosemary Walnuts

Ingredients 1 cup / 5 oz / 140 g brown sugar or natural cane sugar 2 teaspoons fine grain sea salt 1 teaspoon chopped rosemary leaves 1/4 cup / 1…


Sparkling Cranberries

For the simple syrup, raw cane sugar or real brown sugar lends a nice molasses flavor to the cranberries, but regular granulated sugar (or a blend of brown/white) will work….


Triple Ginger Cookies

Feel free to use all-purpose flour if that is what you have on hand. Again, in regards to the ginger – mince it as if you were trying to turn…


Bulgur, Celery and Pomegranate Salad

HS notes: I toasted the walnuts. Also, to get the seeds out of a pomegranate cut the fruit into wedges. Place the wedges in a large bowl of water and…