Beef Satay Pastry

While at my neighbourhood bakery, Dutch Delicious, a few weeks ago, I was having a chat with the owner/baker Siebe Koopman. I was talking about how I do a recipe every day during Advent to honour the memory of my mother. The topic went to my sister-in-law and her...

Magyar Mac and Cheese

More and more, as I get older, I run a lot of what I eat through my dad’s Hungarian (Magyar) background. It played a large role in my food development as a kid. Usually at least a few meals a week had a traditional Hungarian element to it. A...

Auntie’s Doughnuts (Fánk)

In Canada, like across North America, many towns were named after place their European settlers used to call home: London, Surrey or in the case of much of my Hungarian family, Stockholm? Wait a minute… Stockholm, Saskatchewan, Canada was actually settled initially by a handful of lovely people from...

Coffee Kifli (Hungarian Crescent Pastry)

Every Christmas, I bake a variety of items that reflect on my family’s traditions. My father’s Hungarian side contributed to a lot of our family’s food traditions. One of the more popular pastries in my family is Kifli. This crescent-shaped pastry was usually filled with a sweet walnut filling...

Maple Ginger Roasted Root Vegetables

When I first met my sister-in-law, she knew I liked to cook. She gave me a cookbook from her native Indonesia, then proceeded to get my knife skills in the kitchen to prepare enough saté (satay) for an army. At that time, my mother was pescatarian (fish eating vegetarian)...

Kápostás Tészta (Hungarian Cabbage Noodles)

Save Print Kápostás Tészta (Hungarian Cabbage Noodles) Recipe type: Pasta, Noodles   Ingredients For the Caramelized Cabbage: 1 Tbsp oil 4 cups finely grated green cabbage (not Savoy or Chinese cabbage varieties, simply regular green) 1 tsp salt For the Cabbage Noodles: Prepared Caramelized Cabbage 450g/1lb medium egg noodles, cooked...

Mom’s Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Save Print Mom's Oatmeal Raisin Cookies Recipe type: Dessert   Ingredients ½ cup butter, softened to room temperature ¾ cup brown sugar (I’ve used both light brown sugar and dark brown sugar. Both are great) 1 large egg 1 tsp pure vanilla extract 1 cup flour (I’ve used both all...