Mother May I?


Recipe My daughter is a vegetarian and every so often she’ll share a recipe with me that she thinks even the biggest of meat lovers will enjoy. This shepherd’s pie certainly passes the test – it’s not only meat and … Continue reading

Pineapple Zucchini Cake

Recipe We’ve all been there; you go outside and discover that somehow a monstrous zucchini has appeared overnight in your vegetable garden or a well-meaning friend gives you a zucchini the size of a football. I have to admit, those … Continue reading

Easy Garlic Fried Rice

Recipe Sometimes the easiest recipes are the best recipes. I love fried rice, and it’s a great way to use up leftover rice that you may have sitting in your fridge. I sometimes will cook rice ahead just to make … Continue reading

Orange Raisin Muffins

Recipe I work with one of the best bakers in town and she was kind enough to share the following recipe with me. She says the secret is to use a large navel orange and to use butter not margarine. … Continue reading

Cucumber Tomato Salad

Recipe This is the perfect time to make this salad while the flavourful, seasonal garden tomatoes, cucumbers and fresh herbs are abundant in people’s gardens, at the farmer’s market or at the grocery stores. It’s a simple but delicious salad … Continue reading

Fresh Peach Crisp

Recipe Fresh, juicy peaches have arrived in the grocery store. They are one of my favourite fruits and I love to simply peel them, slice them, and eat them with a bit of sugar and a drizzle of cream and … Continue reading

Fudge Squares

Recipe I believe this recipe originally came from one of my sister’s friends. I make it quite often. It is great for bake sales, because it uses basic ingredients that I usually have on hand, it’s quick and easy to … Continue reading

Blueberry Muffins

Recipe My mother in law gave me the following recipe to share in my column and with it came an interesting story. On a trip to Greece, they met a Finnish lady from Sudbury who had paid for her entire … Continue reading

Grilled Bruschetta Portobello Mushrooms

Recipe I love mushrooms and I love Bruschetta, combine the two and I’m a happy girl. My friend made these for our mutual friend’s Birthday party and we gobbled them up. They were so tasty that I have made them … Continue reading

Blueberry Cream Muffins

Recipe It’s blueberry season in the North and these muffins are a delicious way to use them. The secret to the flavour is the sour cream. Not only are they moist and flavourful, they also come out of the oven … Continue reading