Remembering Mom Today

For someone who’s been without her mother for quite a long time (my mum died in 1991), I tend to think about her rather a lot. Maybe it’s the little photo of her perched on my bedside table that I see every morning and evening. Maybe it’s the increasing resemblance to her face I spy […]

Breakfast Carrot Cake

[This post is part of an ongoing series of interviews with cookbook authors, bloggers, women entrepreneurs and home chefs whose work I enjoy and admire. If you’ve got someone in mind you’d like me to approach for an interview, please shoot me an email at dietdessertdogsATgmailDOTcom, or leave a comment here and let me know! […]

Dog Day: Mum, This is Your Day

“Chaser, today is the day we tell Mum what she means to us.” “But Elsie, Mum is never mean to us!” “Really, Chaser, you are too, too outré.  I said WHAT she means to us, not THAT she is mean to us! Kids these days, just don’t know their grammar. . . .” “Well, at […]

Dog Day: The Results Are In

A big THANK YOU to everyone who responded to my survey about what you like on the blog, what you could do without, and what you wish I’d add. I appreciate all the suggestions and can’t wait to implement them in the new year when the blog gets its new look (and will certainly get to the […]

Canada Day Festivities: We Didn’t Go Camping, but We Ate Some Great Food

[Our Canada Day Dinner. . . get a load of that patriotic Maple Leaf!] Hope everyone who celebrated this past weekend had a great one! Now, I know that Canada Day/Independence Day weekend means one thing–and one thing only–to many of you: camping.  Me, not so much.  I was reminded of my singular camping experience (back […]

Some Patriotic Eats

[source] It’s another long July weekend for us here in Canada and all our American cousins in the US–yay! Happy “I Love My Country” Day to both of us! 😀 For those of you looking for summer/ buffet/ BBQ/ patriotic/ festive recipes for your long weekend, here are some of my favorites that would be […]

Winner of Amy’s Simply Sugar and Gluten Free

Thanks to everyone who entered the giveaway for a copy of Amy’s book, Simply Sugar and Gluten Free!  I was thrilled that so many of you are interested in cooking without gluten or sugar. . . and having this book full of delicious and easy recipes! 😀 Thanks to, we have a winner! Congratulations […]

Dog Day: Thanks, Dad

Today is a great day to appreciate all the dads in our lives, whoever they may be (or were), and the many ways they have an impact on what we do throughout the year. For those of you who are celebrating today, Happy Father’s Day!  “Dad, maybe you’ve only got two legs, you don’t howl very well, and there’s that whole “opposable […]

Chocolate Covered Cheesecake Easter Eggs

[A lovely Easter treat for anyone, these Chocolate Covered Cheesecake Easter Eggs are vegan, sugar-free, gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, egg free, soy-free, yeast-free, and low glycemic. Suitable for all stages (when made with stevia-only) on an anti-candida diet.]   [Perhaps imperfect, but recognizably egg-like in shape, right?] One of my first paying jobs was working as a cashier […]

Christmas, 2010 Recap: Don’t Mess with Tradition (and African Sweet Potato Stew)

[What I should have made for our Christmas dinner this year. . . . ] What. . . is it December 27th, already??  Hope you’ve all had a wonderful holiday season so far! I must confess, the last few days have been among the laziest of my life.  And you know what?  It felt great! […]