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Cascade Berry Pie

I was recently down visiting my parents and Dad and I went out to pick the cascade berries.  Cascades are a cross between raspberries and blackberries, and quite tasty, so I brought some home to make a pie as the... Continue Reading →

Cookie Party!

Well, I'm finally getting around to blogging about the grand opening of the Lantzville Historical Society's new space.  As I mentioned in a previous post, I was asked to make a few different kinds of cookies from old recipes to serve... Continue Reading →

Gingerbread Waffles

This morning I made Gingerbread waffles for breakfast.  Something I'd never made before, but I love gingerbread, so figured it was worth a try.  These waffles are dark, flavourful and delicious, and made my whole kitchen smell wonderful!  When they... Continue Reading →

Potato Yeast Bread

Why potato yeast bread?  According to one of the recipes in the 1915 Five Roses Cook Book, it was especially helpful to rural housewives in the winter since recipes requiring overnight rising could easily get too cold.  I'm not actually... Continue Reading →

Several Editions of the Five Roses Cookbook

A little bit about the classic Five Roses Flour cookbooks, which are personal favourites of mine.

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