Food and Drink

Gay Cook’s mushroom soup

5 to 6 servings The soup in the photo shows it’s texture on the wooden spoon. I recommend if mushrooms are pureed too fine, their...

New beer launched for St. Patrick’s Day

by Gay Cook BEAU’S All Natural Brewing is a small, family-run company founded in 2006 in Vanleek Hill, east of Ottawa. A new lightly...

Gay Cook’s Greek Lamb Pilaff with Greek salad

4 – 5 servings This recipe came from an English friend who was shot down in Crete during the Second World War. There, he learnt to...

Gay Cook’s creamy parsnip soup

Serves 4 – 5 Parsnips are at their peak with a nutty and subtle peppery taste and are especially sweet in the winter. This is...

Gay Cook’s Chocolate Almond Cake with Ganache Glaze

8-inch (20 cm) cake 6 oz (150 g) semi-sweet chocolate, cut into small pieces 1/2 cup (125 mL) butter, cubed 1/4 cup (50 mL) rum, brandy or...

Lover’s Lane Valentine pizzas

by Gay Cook Makes 3, 8-inch (20 cm) pizzas or 1, 12-inch pizza Valentines is a day to have fun together with just the two of you making...

Rickard’s Dark or Black Creek Porter Brewed Beer Beef Stew

 by Gay Cook Makes 5 – 6 servings The Guinness beef from Britain is renowned around the world so I set out to create a...

Gay Cook’s fennel and orange salad

Serves 5 - 6 Fennel is almost like celery but has concave stalks with feathery dill-like green tops with an anise taste. Fennel makes a...

Gay Cook’s old fashioned macaroni and cheese

Makes 4 to 6 servings “It’s got kick and it’s homey, like home”, this was my late sister Jean Pigott’s comment each time we made...

Gay Cook’s French Onion Soup

Serves 4 - 5 This traditional French onion soup is a favourite any time of the year but especially the comfort it brings on a...

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