Signing cookbooks in Creemore.

N ovember 25th

I’ll be in Creemore, Ontario…not far from the farm where I grew up….so I hope to see some former neighbours. Sunday is a month from the big day, and Creemore is holding a preview celebration of the festival. I’m pleased to be part of it while I sign my books in the Curiosity House book store, starting at 11:30.

There will be treats from a couple of my latest books…revised editions of Canadian Christmas Cooking and Rose Murray’s Comfortable Kitchen Cookbook.

See you in Creemore on Sunday.



November 22, 2018 at 11:07 am Leave a comment

Comfortable Kitchen Cookbook

Yesterday, I spoke to the Probus Women’s Club of Kitchener Westmount. Anne Laird, part owner of the Book Express in Cambridge drove me there and took boxes of my books to sell to the members. She was happy to attend such a cheerful gathering; everyone gave both of us such a warm welcome. Anne sold, and I signed all the copies of my Comfortable Kitchen Cookbook that Anne took from the store.

It turned out that one of my friends from Trinity College was a member. I hadn’t seen Cathy (Drake) for years, but we picked up right where we left off all those years ago. What a delightful reunion! In fact Anne and I were invited to stay for lunch where Cathy and I reminisced about Trinity friends including a dear friend (Lee Milne) who died recently after a seven-year long and courageous battle with cancer. When I got home I dearly wanted to call Lee to describe the meeting with Cathy. But it just made me sad to think I couldn’t talk to her. Friends, either long-time or newly found, are indeed valuable. Keep them close.

October 3, 2018 at 2:10 pm Leave a comment

Making a quick and colourful soup on CTV’s Noon News on January 16, 2018

Tomorrow, I’ll be putting together an easy but delicious vegetable soup…just right for chasing away winter chills.

January 16, 2018 at 12:11 pm 4 comments

Talking Gourmet Vegetables at Clemens Mills\ Library on april 14th at 7:00 pm.

  1. Just in time for planting your vegetable garden, come out to hear some interesting facts about some of those vegetables you might like to plant when the weather permits. Hear some hints there, but also some fun facts about these plants and their harvest during the year. I’ll be talking about the  vegetables growing, but also some neat recipes for them!

April 6, 2016 at 7:16 pm Leave a comment

Cooking at Relish and in Bracebridge

On September 10th I will be appearing at Relish Cooking Studio in Waterloo to help Donna-Marie whip up some fall dishes that are just right for entertaining: Radish and Smoked Salmon Spread, Roasted Eggplant Soup with Mascarpone Swirl, Curried Harvest Vegetables with Lentils and Zucchini Almond Cake, all from my new A-Z Vegetable Cookbook.

For more details, check out

Then on Friday, October 2, I will be appearing with Elizabeth Baird at The Creative Cook in Bracebridge, Ontario. At 2:30 we will demonstrate a selection of memorable starters and finales that are both easy to make and impressive to serve and at 4:00 we will lead a hands-on class of ten to create other make-ahead appetizers…all just in time for great fall entertaining.

For more details on these classes, check out

August 15, 2015 at 11:42 am Leave a comment

Making a delicious smoked salmon spread on the CTV Noon News

Tomorrow, June 24th, I’ll be making an interesting smoked salmon spread from my new A-Z Vegetable Cookbook. The book is a revised and updated edition of  one I had published in 1983. There are 100 new recipes and a couple of new chapters, one of which is Radishes. In each chapter I discuss choosing, storing, preparing and cooking. In Radishes, you will learn interesting history about the vegetable and perhaps new facts such as how delicious radishes are cooked as in the recipe Hot Buttered Radishes.

June 23, 2015 at 9:14 am Leave a comment

Cooking at Rogers Daytime in Kitchener

Tomorrow, June 17th, I’ll be talking about vegetables and featuring 2 recipes from my recently released A-Z Vegetable Cookbook. Check out my recipe page for Cream of Asparagus Soup and Asparagus in Lemon-Mustard Sauce.

June 16, 2015 at 9:08 am Leave a comment

A–Z Vegetable Cookbook

Just in time for all that local produce starting to appear in gardens, farmers’ markets and even grocery stores….a new vegetable cookbook. I’m very excited about the way my revised vegetable cookbook looks. Formac Publishing did a fabulous job of bringing my 1983 vegetable book into this century. They left the beautiful illustrations that I love so much, but added a bit of colour to the pages in the titles and hints. I have left in all the history, choosing, storing and general cooking information for each vegetable, but have added even more information as well as some vegetables I didn’t feature last time. In addition, I took out a few recipes that seemed no longer relevant, but left in some classic favourites and added 100 new recipes, especially more ethnic ones, that will have great current appeal. As well, there is a whole chapter devoted to Vegetarian Main Dishes…enough for several weeks of Meatless Mondays!
There is a good index, but because it’s an A–Z Vegetable Cookbook, you can easily leaf through to find the vegetable you just picked and a recipe to capture its goodness.

June 8, 2015 at 2:00 pm Leave a comment

Making a last minute treat for Christmas Dinner on CTV Noon News

Tomorrow I’ll make an uncooked cranberry relish on Kitchener’s CTV Noon News. It is a recipe I include in one of my menus in Rose Murray’s Canadian Christmas Cooking. Check out Tangy Cranberry Relish on my Recipe Page.

December 22, 2014 at 10:37 am Leave a comment

Check out Daytime in November

The Rogers Daytime host just called to say the taping was cancelled for today. We’ll pick a date some time in November for me to cook up a quick and easy dish. In the meantime, enjoy the Black Bean and Chicken Soup on my recipe page.

October 16, 2014 at 9:07 am Leave a comment

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