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Hawai’ian Coconut Cake

Posted: Wednesday, June 24th, 2009 @ 12:04 am in Recipes | No Comments »

It’s June 24th. Today is my birthday. A lot has happened in the past few months. I have met the man that I am going to spend the rest of my life with. His name is Lennie. He lives in Hawai’i. That means that we both have started to do a lot of travelling. I [...]

A Christmas recipe worth repeating

Posted: Saturday, December 20th, 2008 @ 10:32 pm in Recipes | No Comments »

This is a Christmas recipe worth repeating. Nothing beats brining when it comes to the most delicious and moist turkey that you have ever tasted.  Brining a turkey is very easy and is little more than a salt water bath with the addition of herbs and fruit.  This must be done however on a thawed [...]

Just the best darned Banana Bread that you’ve ever tasted!

Posted: Saturday, November 29th, 2008 @ 8:11 pm in Recipes | No Comments »

It’s a little less than a month before Christmas and I’ve been doing some baking.  This is the easiest banana bread to make and always turns out perfect. This recipe originally came from someone at the Dundas Valley School of Art.  I have added walnuts and chocolate and substituted all of the ingredients for their [...]

How to stop those tears when cutting onions

Posted: Sunday, October 12th, 2008 @ 11:49 am in Recipes | No Comments »

Happy Thanksgiving everyone. Here’s a great tip that I learned years ago from a chef.  Along the top gumline of your two front teeth are contained your sinus nerves.  It is these nerves that trigger your eyes to start watering when cutting onions.  The trick is to temporarily block these nerves so that they do [...]

Brining – for the most delicious & moist Turkey

Posted: Sunday, December 23rd, 2007 @ 3:45 am in Recipes | No Comments »

For the most delicious and moist turkey that you have ever eaten, nothing comes close to brining your turkey.  I got this idea out of a magazine and now always brine my turkey before cooking.  This is nothing more than soaking it in salt water for 24 hours and throwing in some herbs, fruit, garlic [...]

My best Cranberry Sauce recipe

Posted: Friday, December 21st, 2007 @ 1:06 am in Recipes | No Comments »

Remember when I said that all artists were good cooks?  This recipe is my own invention and since I view cranberry sauce as one of the main dishes, I make a lot of it.   Also, most cooks don’t measure therefore you might have to adjust the sugar to your own taste; okay… maybe the vodka too. Cranberry Sauce [...]


Posted: Saturday, August 25th, 2007 @ 8:39 pm in Recipes | No Comments »

All artists are good cooks.  This just happens to be a fact.  Maybe some don’t particularly like to cook, but when pressed to do so you will be assured of something both tasty and creative. Most of my friends ask for this recipe, so here is my version of Guacamole. Ingredients:                           2 fully ripe avocados                                                                                                  [...]