Georgian Bay Sunset

I wanted a “special drink” for my grandchildren that they could have during happy hour at the cottage. This is what I came up with. It has a mix of citrus flavours with those from the Ontario woods. The rosemary hints at the resinous aroma of pine. 1/4 cup...

A favourite

It’s funny how it happens. The piece comes out of the kiln, you look it over and you are in love. You may see flaws, but either they seem insignificant or you argue that they just add to its beauty.  For me, this mug has become a favourite. It lives in my...

Herbed Orange Tequilla Syrup

I recently hosted a dinner—a fundraiser, actually, where I auctioned off a “gourmet” dinner for four. Even though the high bidders were friends who would have probably been happy with hot dogs, I still wanted it to be a special meal. I served grilled...

Old man disease

Excuse me while I whine. It’s been a bad day. About nine or ten years ago (I’ve forgotten exactly when), while I was having dinner, I started to feel light-headed. I hadn’t had that much wine with my meal! Just to be sure, I pushed my glass away. But...

Ice Wine Glazed Chicken

Offering number two in the Great Ice Wine Recipe Resolution Too simple to even call a recipe. 1 tsp garlic infused olive oil (or oil plus 1 clove of minced garlic) 2 Chicken breasts, cut into 1″ cubes 1/2 tsp fresh thyme 1 stalk celery, cut on a angle 1/3 cup...