Christmas

The Christmas Shrew

The Christmas Shrew

The morning of the blizzard was the first time we saw the shrew. My fifteen year old son was in the living room admiring the warmth of our much needed masonry heater when a very fat toy like creature bounced and zoomed through the room.

Wrapped Brie with Jam and Pecans

Wrapped Brie with Jam and Pecans

This is a lovely gift to give because it’s so delicious but also creative. Any jam will work in the recipe, and we recommend using anything you have on hand or half-used in the fridge. We are partial to marmalade, as it’s just the right acidity to serve with cheese....

Spiced Granola Nuts

Spiced Granola Nuts

These are so fantastic as a snack or with cocktails before dinner or a party, but more importantly they are perfect as a gift. You can make them weeks in advance, as they keep for about two months. Ingredients 1 cup oats3 tsp kosher salt or 2 1/2 tsp table salt7 tbsp...

Orange Liqueur Balls

Orange Liqueur Balls

This is our take on the classic rum ball, which seems to have all but disappeared over the years. The use of orange liqueur is really part of a trend toward using what you have on hand. Most flavoured liqueurs will do. Also, although making chocolate wafers is more...

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