Where’s my Mummy?

It’s the week before Halloween and I thought it would be fun to get a little Halloween dessert post in.  Of course, you’re probably inundated with pumpkin spice flavoured everything.  September had barely begun and I was pumpkin spiced out.  Drinks, cookies, breads, Kisses®, goodness knows what else.  I’ve even made a few pumpkin flavoured…

Apple Pandowdy

One of the things I love about the fall is the crispness that’s in the air.  It’s cool enough that you’ll still need a jacket, but not so cold that you need to bundled up to the gills.  That will come later. I took advantage of the lovely weather and took the dog for a…

Molasses

Molasses has always been part of Newfoundland’s history.  Ever since we were a port of call for the English as they were trading in British West Indies, Newfoundland has had their fingers in molasses. Molasses found it’s way in many homes and recipes.  Today you can find it in ‘lassy buns, pandowdy, and christmas pudding….

Cranberry Cinnamon Scones

If you are ever visiting friends or family on the island be ready to stay a while.  Newfoundlanders are the most welcoming and friendly folk.  More often than not you’ll hear these words or something close to it: “D’jeet yet?” “Any in ya?” For the mainlander unaccustomed to the Newfoundland vernacular, let me explain.  The…

Magic Memories

When I was a young boy I watched my grandmother make bread.  My grandparents didn’t have much money and even until the 1980s they had used a wood stove for heating the home and cooking.  Bread making was a weekly ritual and my grandmother would make 8-10 loaves at a time.  My mother is the…