Breakfast in the garden

An early summer morning, complete with sunshine, birdsong and warmth is a treasured moment- requiring the best breakfast ever to be savored and saved in memory but best of all enjoyed in the out of doors – be it terrace, garden, park or balcony. Prepare the best breakfast ever and enjoy every sensual moment! Mint […]

Recipes for the sweeter side of summer

Summertime is the period of natural sweetness. Starting with strawberries in June and progressing to raspberries, melons, plums, apricots and peaches in late summer, you have a tantalizing array of just-picked desserts ready to sample. However, no matter how luscious the berry or fruit, that added something, be it ice cream or the perfect cookie, […]

Summer is the time to sizzle

It’s that sizzling time of year again, barbecue season. Time for the best steak ever, especially for Father’s Day on Sunday, June 21. This past winter, I had one of the best barbecue lessons in Buenos Aires (it’s their summer when it’s our winter). I would say the Argentinians are passionate about barbecue. They barbecue […]

Join in a summer potluck

It’s summer and the living is easy – especially easy if you keep an array of dips and spreads on hand that can be used a variety of ways. The following recipes are popular additions to an appetizer or dinner table. All can be made ahead and kept at the ready for that unexpected guest. […]

“Light” beverages scream summer

With summer in full swing, looking good in our swimsuits is of the utmost importance. For many of us this means exercising more and watching calories. When it comes to calories, your favourite alcoholic imbibe can be problematic. Regardless of whether you prefer wine, beer, or spirits, the fact of the matter is they all […]

Summer breakfast al fresco

Breakfast in the summertime is special. Whether it’s strolling to the dock with a cup of coffee or sitting on the deck with a bowl of berries, it’s relaxed and happy. Yes, happy. How often can we enjoy a casual meal outside in the tranquillity of morning light? Part of the joy is the light […]

Have a summer fling with colour

You’ve shed your winter coat, cleaned your boots and shoved them to the back of the closet and brought out your brightest crayon-coloured sneakers and T-shirts. Isn’t it time to give your home a summer fashion face-lift, too? In winter, we want to huddle and hibernate, wrap ourselves in cosy warmth and shut out the […]