Many of us have grown accustomed to instant, flavoured, Jello along with the simple instructions of adding, and dissolving, one packet of flavoured gelatin in a cup of boiling water and then stirring in a cup of cold water, stirring it and then letting it set in the fridge. This [...]
While there are several good reasons not to drink soda such as their being too much sugar or the gas makes me feel uncomfortable or that acid drinks are not great for my teeth, the fact that it could curdle milk is probably… well no, it is quite a silly [...]
Curious about melons and gourds before the 17th century? Ever wonder about those Coucumbers (sometimes “Cowcumber”) or Pompeons? Here is a section of one of my favourite 16th century publications known as the Four Books of Husbandry
Melons from Tacuinum Sanitatis
“Melons (which some, because they are fashioned like Apples call Pomes) are [...]
After a recent book dive into tracking down my oldest recipe for butter tarts (The Canadian tart I never thought of as Canadian) and an afternoon of making and rolling out pastry, I had a few thoughts about the whole process.
What is pastry anyway? Ever look into a fairly old [...]