Beverley Cameron, Susan Sutherland and Sandra Brownlee are sisters. They were raised in a home filled with beauty - on a budget. Their mother, Vivien, made centrepieces from nature. Her dishes sparkled. Pops of colour filled each room, from a simple chair slip-covered in purple corduroy to a lime green, mohair blanket...

Easter Sunday in Sherbrooke village seems like lovely, distant memory. It was warm and sunny. Purple hyacinths dotted the ground. The kids collected eggs in t-shirts. Today, 2 weeks later, it's snowing. I'm going to relive that day through the menu; food has a magical way...

Today I'm making lentil soup - Betsy's lentil soup. As I follow her careful steps, I realize I can now share a little secret...

You're at a wedding. Circle table. Bread's on one side, wine's on the other. Your neighbour is showing signs of H1N1, then sips from what you thought was your wine glass. It's all so stressful. Here's a simple trick to keep everyone in line. Make the...

Where do I begin? My first peanut buster parfait? Bacon drenched in maple syrup? That chocolate covered pretzel? Memories of salty sweetness are dancing in my head. The two are everywhere. I’m gazing through my last copy of gourmet, the august edition, bold and confident (before the magazine folded)...

So, in the end, the aforementioned jelly actually turned from green to rose-quartz pink to amber to rusty red. As the colour changed, so did the flavour. In its raw, green state, quince are eye-wateringly sour. Once clear and red, the jelly is sweet with...

Departures and Returns This is my aunt Sandra. She is holding one of her weavings which reads: I am becom ing more centered as I recom mit to being in the studio as my way of life Sandra's studio is a sun drenched white room. Inside is her loom, stacked fabrics, shelves filled with labeled storage boxes, and her journals, so many...

This post is nothing more than a celebration of giggles in the kitchen. I'm not usually into laptops at breakfast, but this morning it was worth it. Over waffles (the joy of cooking kind), we read Tavi's latest post. Tavi is a 13 year old fashion blogger...

Dearest Brookfield Bakery, My sister was married last week and my sole responsibility was dessert provider at her rehearsal dinner. One sister provided smoked pork chops for the barbecue (www.theporkshop.ca); older sister and aunt Sue made big, colourful salads. I love to bake; it's what I...