Recipe Post: Mincemeat Muffins

There are few more traditionally historical British Christmastime recipes as a mincemeat (“mince”) pie or tart; but outside of the British Isles, they’re not as well-known. In a nutshell, traditional mincemeat pie was a savoury pastry, and did contain actual meat; the pies were originally quite a good size, filled with a mixture of finely…

Recipe Post: Orange and Grapefruit Peel Muffins

Ok, ok, I know this recipe sounds potentially…problematic (code for EEWWWWW), but I implore you to try it out first before judging. This muffin recipe is unique, I’ll grant you that, but its origin comes from one of my favourite Canadian cookbook authors, the late, great Edna Staebler, who, with several cookbooks to her name,…

Recipe Post: Leftover Thanksgiving Dinner Meat Muffins

An old friend of mine used to talk about her single father’s, er, creativity in the kitchen, and how once he came up with an “ingenious”, time-saving recipe of meatloaf made in muffin tins. Which of course, he called “Meat Muffins” and in fact penned a charming little song about them too. While I won’t…