Scandinavian Gatherings: From Afternoon Fika to Midsummer Feast — 70 Simple Recipes & Crafts for Everyday Celebrations

Sasquatch Books sent me a copy of Scandinavian Gatherings for review purposes. All opinions are mine and from the heart. 

With a high of 7°C, it’s been milder here today then it has in ages yet even so, all I want to do is burrow under the covers and not come out until Spring has sprung. Fortunately I have lots of great books to keep me company. One I keep coming back to is Scandinavian Gatherings: From Afternoon Fika to Midsummer Feast — 70 Simple Recipes & Crafts for Everyday Celebrations by Melissa Bahen of the food and lifestyle blog Lulu the BakerContinue reading Scandinavian Gatherings: From Afternoon Fika to Midsummer Feast — 70 Simple Recipes & Crafts for Everyday Celebrations

Join me for a Canadian Living cookbook blog tour! First up: Essential Salads + A giveaway

There’s a lid for every pot and a salad for every occasion, so lettuce toss out our tired old greens and toss up something fresh with Canadian Living Essential Saladsthe first book in a Canadian Living cookbook blog tour I’m kicking off today with Simon & Schuster Canada. If you’ve got a case of the Mondays, I’ve got your back. Plus two delicious recipes and a chance to win a library of tested-till-perfect recipes. Continue reading Join me for a Canadian Living cookbook blog tour! First up: Essential Salads + A giveaway

Easter baking: My favourite recipes

 

Happy Spring everybody! We’ve still got plenty of snow on the ground here but soon there will be buds on the trees and even sooner, Easter! Here are some of my favourite Easter baking recipes to sweeten this weekend’s festivities.  Continue reading Easter baking: My favourite recipes

Make Ahead Meals by Michael Smith

The house might be upside down and the laundry a sight but I’ve been killing it in the kitchen this past week, despite a crappy cold that’s taken me out. The secret? It’s all about that base. And by that I mean having meals and snacks partially or fully cooked to pop out of the fridge or freezer and finish in minutes. Which is not usually how we roll, but what we’ll be doing more and more with Michael Smith’s latest book, Make Ahead Meals: Over 100 Easy Time-Saving Recipes. Continue reading Make Ahead Meals by Michael Smith