Posts From Lisa Durbin

Lunch

Chicken with Chorizo and Potatoes

There are quite a few people in my house  on a regular basis – I’ve given birth to most of them, so it’s no great surprise to me that our dinner

Snacks & Desserts

Pudding au Chomeur

I don’t think I was ever particularly patriotic when I lived in Canada. Of course I was always proud to be Canadian and put my little Canadian flag pin on

Articles

Lisa’s Letters Home: Party Bags Made Easy

My little baby girl turned 5 recently, and she decided on a beach-themed party. Using quite a lot of imagination and wishful thinking, we had a beach party at our

Strategies

Lisa’s Letters Home: A Brief History of Birthday Cakes

I have a bit of  reputation as The Baking Lady, which is entirely my fault because I post photos of my creations on Facebook. The truth is, I’m not at

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Victoria Sponge Cupcakes

Thanks to the Queen, we enjoyed a lovely (but very wet) four day weekend in celebration of her jubilee. I ended up being interviewed on the CBC news channel! Check

Summer

Lemon Meringue Cake

What’s that big, glowing orb in the sky? IT BURNS! After several weeks of wet, wet, wet, the sun has finally returned. With sunshine comes thoughts of lemons and with…um…well,

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Roast Asparagus with Cherry Tomatoes and Bacon

Oh, how wonderful to see asparagus in my supermarket that isn’t from Peru. Finally, after a very wet and late Spring, it’s asparagus season in jolly ol’ England. So long

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Lisa’s Letters Home: How Does My Garden Not Grow?

This time of year, I’d normally have several things sprouting in little pots on my windowsill and a few things already in the garden. At the end of the month,

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Zucchini “Pasta”

It’s pasta week here on SPC, so today I present you with – antipasta! (It’s a play on antipasto. Work with me, people.) Due to various health reasons, we try to

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Irish Soda Bread

Going out for brunch used to be one of my favourite things to do when I lived in Montreal. I can think of at least half a dozen places around