Book of the Amber Dragon

Getting ready to make Cornish Pasties

Cornish Pasties (with my go-to pastry recipe)

While the weather had been unseasonably warm this past week, there was a definite chill in the air that means winter is finally on its way. My thoughts turn at this time to hearty soups, stews, homemade bread, and pies (both sweet and savoury). I decided to make some Cornish pasties, and although the recipe…

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Highbush Cranberry Jelly

When is a cranberry not a cranberry? The Highbush cranberry (a.k.a. American cranberrybush, viburnum cranberry),  isn’t a cranberry at all! It is a shrub in the Adoxaceae family (same as the elderberry) with three-lobed leaves that kind of look like maple leaves (hence the name Viburnum trilobum). This native plant is found across Canada, and…

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