It is very funny to be back here, again. This time last year, the world was drifting through the first wave of the COVID pandemic. While people flocked to their kitchens to develop their skills and repertoire of recipes, I think, and I’ll speak for many when I say this: in our kitchens we found comfort and solace in both the familiar dishes that were well-loved in the “before times” as well as the prospect of learning new recipes that might carry us through. As the lockdowns relaxed, people carried on and, while it still seemed the same, everything had changed. Fast forward through a year and Nova Scotia has entered its third wave, and I’m trying to find more recipes to feed my family. Ones that we can enjoy together, ones that might carry us through.
I used to wonder what drew people to baking. To me, it always seemed like an effort reserved for special occasions — but, in recent years I’ve begun to recognize the comfort and kindness found in baking. There is a feeling of comfort found in a familiar recipe and the way that it scents the house in Continue reading “Book Club Tuesday: One Tin Bakes”→
I don’t think it was until I boxed up that first batch of treats to give to my neighbours that I baked from Sarah Kieffer’s latest book, 100 Cookies, that I realized what has been bothering me. Being a pandemic year notwithstanding, I missed being able to connect to people through food. When my Continue reading “Book Club Tuesday: 100 Cookies”→
It probably could go without saying — so much has changed in our world over such a short period of time. While the way I work towards writing cookbook reviews hasn’t changed (I do all my cooking at home, and all of the writing too), I’ve taken a pause Continue reading “Book Club Tuesday: Open Kitchen”→
Nothing makes me happier than celebrating the good things that come from Edmonton, Alberta. It always seemed to me that growing up in Edmonton, I spent much of my time yearning for all the exciting things — clothes, food, concerts, etc. — that other bigger cities had to offer. Which is why I looked Continue reading “Book Club Tuesday: Duchess at Home”→
What began with all the best of intentions has me looking at the calendar wondering where the time went and what the heck happened with my gift guide? (Not only this, I can hardly believe we’re rolling into a new decade and my blog is going into it’s fifth year). So, I can tell you what happened with the gift guide — too much choice! Continue reading “The Eatworthy Books of 2019”→