I’ll admit it. I’m starting to get my jingle on. Just a little bit. I’ve been listening to the music, and enjoying the sight of the earliest of Christmas lights against the backdrop of snow that we got walloped with last week. Continue reading
Category Archives: Chocolate
Vanilla Ice Cream Cookies
I can’t help myself.
I am incapable of making my basic chocolate chip cookie recipe the same way twice. I’ve changed up the chips, added cocoa, used different flours and extracts… My family, oddly enough, has never complained.
Healthy Cocoa Oatmeal Cookies
I hesitate to put the label “healthy” on something like cookies
I mean, they still have sugar and fat and wheat flour in them. But compared to conventional cookies, these are a good bit healthier. They’re also still clearly a treat, and not a meal replacement or anything. Continue reading
2013 – The Food That Was
Well, that’s it then
My first January through December of blogging My Edible Journey. There were some definite hits (wow, do you all love ham soup!) And a few misses (so maybe I’m the only one who thinks that cabbage and kale pair well with honey and Feta). And in between there have been seasons of incredible local bounty, delightful new tastes and a few surprises, good and… not as good. There have been photos that I have quite loved, only to be panned by foodie link sites, and at least one I really didn’t like, but put up anyway and then had those same sites love them. Go figure. Continue reading
Brown Butter Biscotti and a Festive Drink
It’s gotten cold. Winter began creeping in a week or so ago. And with it, that dull light that is the bane of food bloggers. Hence the photo quality. Would it be weird to ask for pieces of white and black foam board for Christmas?
Then it snowed. It was so unexpected that the kids didn’t even have boots. We haven’t gotten snow like this in November in…. Well, I don’t remember. Not in the past few years, anyway. I’d already given up pining for it when it arrived. And it brought with it a very festive spark. Continue reading
Like a TV Clip Show
Sorry, folks. I’m down for the count this week with an ear infection/perforated eardrum. So, in the spirit of television clip shows, I’ve compiled a few posts from the past year to hold us all over until I’m (hopefully) better next week. And yes, lesson learned. Keep a post or two in reserve for times such as this… Continue reading
Double Chocolate Cherry Chip Cookies
A jubilee of cherries
Have I mentioned how much I love cherry season? Oh yeah, I did, here. It’s still going strong, and I’ve been indulging as much as I can. I bought a basket on the weekend from a farm nearer the lake, north of here. It still amazes me how the micro-climates around the peninsula can produce such variety in the same fruits (not to mention some incredible wines). These cherries are super dark, and very juicy, but smaller than the ones that we bought west of here. They are still delicious, though. Continue reading
Best Mocha Chip Cookies
Today is a bit dreary. Actually, it’s a lot dreary. But it’s the kind of dreary that we need. The rain is gentle and steady, and is going to be followed by warm sunshine. Together, they will make magic. The green of the grass will brighten. The roots of our recent vegetable transplants will stretch into their new soil home. The cool-loving lettuce and peas will explode with growth. It is a good dreary. A dreary that inspires me to bake. Continue reading
Shortcakes and Chocolate Sauce
What a beautiful weekend
Wow, after the way “spring” started, I didn’t think we’d see this weather any time soon. We did kind of jump right to summer, a little. But it’s not stupid hot or anything, so it’s good. The Forsythia is in full bloom and the Lilacs will soon be out. “Blossom Sunday” is upon us here in Niagara; a time when historically tourists would come from far and wide to ogle the orchards in full bloom. That doesn’t happen so much anymore, at least not organized tours, but we’re planning on going out to take in the beauty. If I get some good pics, maybe I’ll come back and add them. Or check out my instagram account. Continue reading
Stracciatella Cheesecake Cookies
Canadian readers will know what I’m talking about when I say “Festive Special.” Every Christmas, a chain called Swiss Chalet offers their quarter chicken dinner with cranberry sauce and a spongy, sage laden side that they call stuffing. It’s sub-par, but the real draw is the package of 5 assorted Lindor chocolates that it comes with. Dark, milk, hazelnut, white and stracciatella, an orb of white chocolate enrobed in more white chocolate, studded with chocolate shards.