Friday, October 10, 2014

Idiot's Guides Slow Cooker Cooking


Two things aligned ....I recently bought a slow cooker (haven't used one in ages and one of my favorite publishing houses DK Canada added a new line of books...Idiot's Guides, so how could I resist reviewing Idiot's Guide Slow Cooker Cooking?

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Broccoli, Love & Dark Chocolate


I'm not sure what I was expecting when I received my review copy of Broccoli, Love & Dark Chocolate , because when I check out cookbooks, I usually bypass diet books, self help books and books that tell me how much better my life can be in general.   I usually head straight to the recipes.  But I was intrigued by the subtitle: Because food, love and life should be delicious! and I couldn't agree more.  I even loved Liz Pearson's Top 10 Reasons to Read the Book:
My synopsis:of the Top 5 

Friday, August 1, 2014

The Chowder Trail

When we first moved to Halifax, more than seven years ago, I started my hunt for the best lobster rolls and seafood chowders in Nova Scotia.   And my love affair with both continues.  How could I resist the offer to review and write about "a selection of the best recipes from Taste of Nova Scotia's Chowder Trail"?   The Chowder Trail is a collection of recipes from some awesome restaurants around the province, many of which I've eaten at and wondered if I could recreate these gems at home.  Now I don't have to even think about it!  If you are a fan of chowder, here are just some reasons to pick up the book ...

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Mediterranean Cookbook - Fresh, Fast & Easy Recipes


I've been a huge fan of DK Publishing Cookbooks for a long time. I've written about quite a few of my favorites.  And each time I think it's the definitive one in their collection.   But take into account that my favorite cuisines all border the Mediterranean Sea, I knew this one would be a particular favorite.  It goes without saying that the recipes are easy to follow, lovely to look at and well organized by theme - that's the DK magic formula, after all.  

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Bal's Spice Kitchen


I already own two awesome cookbooks by Bal Arneson, so why would I want to have another one of her books?  All you have to do is read my other reviews to understand why I love her. - Everyday Indian and Bal's Quick & Healthy Indian.  So it wasn't really hard to imagine how excited I was when I was sent a copy of Bal's Spice Kitchen from Whitecap Books (which publish some of my favorite cookbooks).

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Straight from the Line


First, let me say that there is nothing as delightful as when some of my favorite things converge - family, local food, cookbooks.  Last September, I had a rare Mummy - Daughter date with Joanna. (You can read about it in detail here) Usually we have to share each other with kids and husbands - fun, don't get me wrong, but rarely do we have the opportunity to do something just for the two of us.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

At Home with Lynn Crawford


Most of the cookbooks I write about were sent to me by publishers.  I only write about the ones I truly like and even so, there are still so many lining my bookshelves, counter tops, window ledges.   That said, sometimes I still feel the need to buy myself a present.  This is one such book.