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ALMOST OREO COOKIES . . . CHOCOLATE CREME SANDWICHES

This is not the Oreo cookie of your childhood. It’s a little less crisp, a whisper less sweet.  The squishy filling is a sophisticated, buttery vanilla flavoured layer of wonderfulness.  The cookie is rich and dark and seductive. CHOCOLATE CREME … Continue reading

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OATMEAL CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES

There are some who say the ultimate sweet treat is cookies and milk.  Make the cookie crispy rich with the perfect amount of old fashioned oatmeal,  bittersweet and milk chocolate chips and you have the oatmeal chocolate chip cookie that … Continue reading

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TOMATO BASIL SOUP …ROXY’S BISTRO’S SIGNATURE SOUP

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Of all the soups we made at ROXY’S BISTRO in Regina, tomato basil soup was our favourite.    This  soup tastes like the glorious days of summer.  The tomatoes  enhanced with basil and a whisper of oregano.    The very … Continue reading

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GROWN-UP GINGERSNAPS

When you are in the midst of an Arctic Vortex, you stay home and bake. You admire the brittle blue skies etched with sugar sparkling snow covered mountains, but from your kitchen window. This cold weather cookie comes together quickly … Continue reading

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A CHRISTMAS COOKIE … WHITE CHOCOLATE GINGERBREAD

This is a rich, sophisticated Christmas cookie that captures the essence of the season and then lavishes it with white chocolate.   A cookie that asks you to buy the best white chocolate you can find and chop it into chunks.  … Continue reading

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HAZELNUT WHITE CHOCOLATE COOKIES

. This is not a breakfast type cookie. Or an after school snack cookie. This is pure and wonderful indulgence. A cookie to be served on vintage Limoges plates when an old friend joins you for afternoon tea. This is … Continue reading

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THE MOST GLORIOUS OF GINGER COOKIES

This is no ordinary ginger cookie.  It delivers an extraordinary burst of ginger flavour and then offers more.   It has the crisp ginger snap that goes beautifully with cold milk. There’s a hit of molasses that reminds you of  … Continue reading

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THE COFFEE CAKE OF THE CHRISTMAS SEASON . . . CRANBERRY ORANGE WITH STREUSEL CRUMB TOPPING

This is not your quiet, little every day coffee cake.  This is a coffee cake with attitude.  The cake is rich with sour cream and enhanced with the brilliant, tart flavour of cranberries.  There is the important streusel crumb topping.  … Continue reading

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FREEZER ENGLISH CUCUMBER PICKS . . . QUICK AND SIMPLE TO MAKE

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Slender, delicate, refreshing English cucumbers. Beloved in cucumber sandwiches. Adored in Salads. Admired in pickles. And wonderful lavished on burgers.   English cucumbers piled in glorious green pyramids at the vegetable markets. I fill my shopping basket with them. Cucumbers … Continue reading

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THE VERY VERY BEST TOMATO SAUCE . . . thank you Marcella Hazan

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Early morning. I’ve walked out to the garden to harvest tomatoes. My farmer neighbour is cutting hay in the field near by. The swaths lay in military straight rows. The air is filled with the perfume of the freshly cut … Continue reading

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