Category: Holidays

Chicken and the Egg

A compromise to the age old question: Which came first, the chicken or the egg? The Chicken and the Egg delivered in a delicious bite for your Easter Buffet! Lemon-Dill Chicken Salad Stuffed Eggs I always like make ahead recipes especially for the holidays~ Lemon-Dill Chicken Salad can be made in advance, stored in the refrigerator…

Irish Apple Cake

A sweet ending to your St. Patrick’s Day feast, Irish Apple Cake! From The Complete Irish Pub Cookbook~  Irish Apple Cake for St. Patrick’s Day or with your morning coffee or afternoon cuppa! Apples have been grown in Ireland for centuries–legend has it that St. Patrick planted an apple tree in an ancient settlement outside Armagh city. Today County…

For the Love of the Irish~ Giveaway!

I’m sharing some cookbook love and love of the Irish and giving away The Complete Irish Pub Cookbook! Full of beautiful food and scenery sprinkled in~ I picked up one for myself and one to giveaway in time for St. Paddy’s Day! In addition to best-loved favorites like Irish Stew, Colcannon, Brown Soda Bread with Molasses…

A Chinese Garden & Long Life Noodle Soup

We had the Good Fortune 造化 to visit Vancouver, BC last year! In addition to visiting the breathtaking Butchart Gardens, we walked through Chinatown on the way to Vancouver’s Chinese Garden~ to see the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden. In tandem with Chinese New Year and The Year of the Snake which officially began on February 10th, I thought you might…

Message in a Bottle

Skip Hallmark~ Send a Message in a Bottle. . . Make a Withdrawal from the Bank of True Love. . . Secured by the Whole Stock. . . of Truth, Honour, and Affection~ Payable on Demand. . . The Homage and Never-Failing Devotion. . . Of Sincere Affection~ Bank of True Love Note & One Sweet Kiss, courtesy of…

A Pre-Mardi Gras Celebration

With the Super Bowl in New Orleans this year, we decided to have a some Mardi Gras-inspired-munchies while we watched the game, instead of the usual Super Bowl fare, and timely since Mardi Gras is February 12th this year. Not a holiday we typically celebrate, but certainly one I can appreciate and Let the Good…

Coming Up~ Roses & Chocolate

Everything is coming up Roses  and chocolate with Valentine’s Day around the corner~ On that sweet note :) here is a recap of some Valentine’s Day ideas and a few goodies to sink your teeth into! Click on the link below the photo to revisit and have a taste ~ Valentine’s Greetings