Category Archive: appetisers

Onion Focaccia Tart

What to have for an easy, yet elegant appetiser for Christmas or indeed anytime? A simple onion tart of course! And what better than caramelised onions on a delicious fresh baked focaccia bread?… Continue reading

Cajun Devilled Eggs with Cream Cheese

Another version on devilled eggs, this time with a Cajun kick and cream cheese.  The cream cheese sets these eggs up a lot more firmly than just mayonnaise. Cajun Devilled Eggs with Cream Cheese 8… Continue reading

Spicy Devilled Eggs

Devilled Eggs were, as I have said before, unknown to me until the first Easter in Canada.  Since then they have been a go to when I am making appetisers for a buffet.… Continue reading

Rustic Roast Grape Appetiser

This is such an easy appetiser, and one that presents really well too.  It should be served with a good creamy blue cheese and thick slices of a crusty baguette for best taste,… Continue reading

Melba Toast

I remember when I was young, melba toast being something very grown up and sophisticated. Something my mother would make for dinner parties and serve with pate. Something that my sister and I… Continue reading

Devilled Eggs – Take Two

Devilled Eggs. One of the simplest, yet versatile, appetisers. I had actually never heard of them before moving to Canada, but since then I have sure made up for my lack of knowledge!!… Continue reading


For Thanksgiving I decided to have a bit of a choice for appetisers and to serve them a good hour before the meal.  I wanted simple things, yet things that were full of… Continue reading

Garlic Buttered Corn on the Cob

Yes,, I know that everyone and their mother in the North of America knows every method possible to cook corn on the cob but please bear in mind that I am not from North… Continue reading


Since we have moved back to “reality” we have only been out to a restaurant twice, and both times to the same place, McCabes on King which is about five minutes from us.  Both… Continue reading

Onion Bhaji

I love Onion Bhajis.  As in I really, really love them.  My mom used to buy them for me years ago from Marks and Spencer of all places and I adored them. Now,… Continue reading