Roast Duck

Time: 3 ½ hours “You are perfect…. you should have a perfect world”… wouldn’t it be great to have someone tell you this everyday? or to tell someone this everyday? To make your world perfect today, consider sharing a wonderful meal with family or friends and listen to some relaxing, soothing music by Katie Melua….

Plum Custard Cake

Time: 90 minutes It is Fall and I love to eat stone fruit in cobblers, crisps and cakes. For Thanksgiving, I made this very simple and delicious cake, with typical Fall flavors – cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cloves and cardamom! The perfect symphony… Great music and great food. Music Selection: Ed Sheeran (including Andrea Bocelli) –…

Mushroom Ragout

Time: 20 minutes “Everything flows, here comes another new day”… It is Thanksgiving and I love the smell of the fresh, cool air. To give “thanks” this year, we made a delicious Mushroom Ragout to go over Creamy Grits and roast duck – mostly foods that are native to Alberta (duck, corn, mushrooms). So good,…

Creamy Cabbage, Bacon & Sausage Soup

Time: 90 minutes Music Selection: Kelly Clarkson – Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You) Summer vacation is nearly over and for whatever reason, I love to make soups and hearty foods in the Fall. Using vegetables from your garden or a local farmer’s market make this even more delicious. This soup is healthy, simple to make…

Unicorn Cake

Time: 2 ½ hours Music Selection: Luther Vandross & Mariah Carey – Endless Love This cake is one that you will fall endlessly in love with as it is unique, light and summery! It is always a surprise to your guests and family when you cut into it and they see the beautiful patterns. Enjoy…

Zebra Cake

Time: 2 ½ hours Music Selection: Paul McCartney & Stevie Wonder – Ebony & Ivory Vanilla, Chocolate or both? This cake is a bit of work, but definitely worth the effort. If you prefer more of a fruit flavor, with a similar cake effect, try the Unicorn Cake. This cake stacks up pretty high, so…

Beef Bourguignon

Time: 2 ½ hours On chilly days, there is something comforting about a big bowl of a hearty stew. This one is slow cooked to get the meat and flavours to really blend. The combination of flavours reminded me of Provence and just a happy feeling of being at peace. This dish and the music…