pumpkin pie – a thanksgiving favourite

We both love a bit of pumpkin pie as do our families. Speak to people and its a bit of a marmite dish, you either love it or hate it. We can’t see what’s not to like with all that delicious warm spices we enjoy so much. I used to roast and puree my own pumpkin…

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apple pie, it’s all about apples!

This week we’re all about apples! I’ve spent the past week making multiple pots of apple jelly, the most relaxing of activities and an annual event in my house. I headed to Pitmedden Gardens for their annual apple sale and picked up my jelly apples along with two bags of french crab apple. Whilst there…

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tourtiere, an Acadian twist on Christmas

I’ve included two recipes in today’s post which have been long standing traditions for my family at Christmas time. Every Christmas Eve my Mum would make an Acadian Tourtiere (or meat pie as we like to call it), a lightly spiced and herbed pork pie, wrapped up in a crisp pastry crust. It was tradition in our…

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chicken, ham & leek pie, a new family tradition with leftovers!

Michelle and I are great fans of using up our leftovers and are always proud to share a recipe with each other when the results are good! Christmas is a time when we are all prone to buying too much food and often left wondering what to do with it all.  Now I would love to give advice…

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coconut cream pie, sweet summer dessert

I grew up in a large family in Canada – I’m the youngest of 6! Every family gathering would mean a lot of food on offer and always a choice of desserts. More often than not those desserts included sweet pies. My mother made the best pies and she always made sure that everyone’s favourite…

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