Month: July 2017

Dungeness Crab Cake with Roasted Red Pepper Aioli

Dungeness Crab Cake with Roasted Red Pepper Aioli

 As part of our 5-course meal at Dish Cooking Studio we prepared and cooked Dungeness Crab Cake with Roasted Red Pepper Aioli with great anticipation and excitement.  The outcome was yummylicious.

Dish Cooking Studio (Citrus Sangria)

Dish Cooking Studio (Citrus Sangria)

To celebrate Margaret’s birthday this month her daughters presented her with a unique gift … an evening at Dish Cooking Studio with Chef Erin Ross and her 2 associates.  I was invited to join Margaret and what a fabulous experience it was!  The Studio offers innovative […]

DIY Fall Wreaths

DIY Fall Wreaths

“Fall: bright flame before winter’s deadness; harvest; orange, gold, amber; cool nights and the smell of fire”  –Shauna Niequist Margaret and I love autumn Even as a child it was my favourite season.  I have fond memories of hunting for fallen pine cones, jumping into […]

Removing Melted Wax from furniture

Removing Melted Wax from furniture

Let  me tell you a little story…I love Scentsy, the flameless electric candle warmers. I can change the scent depending on my mood, some of them also glow so I use them as a source of light. But…let’s put that aside, as this post is not […]

Giant Custard Tart (Tarte de Pastel de Nata)

Giant Custard Tart (Tarte de Pastel de Nata)

  The Pastel de Nata, custard tart, is one of the most famous Portuguese treats. Made famous by the Pastéis de Bélem, it can now be found in bakeries and restaurants all over the world. There are several variations to the recipe as the original […]

Piódão – A Step Back In Time

Piódão – A Step Back In Time

Piódão, Historical Village in Central Portugal (photo credit) The historical village of Piódão is indeed a step back in time with a fairy tale ambiance and spectacular views  Located near Coimbra in the Portuguese region of Arganil, Piódão is surrounded by terraced fields and stone walls of […]