Vanilla Bean Ice Cream
Cheese Scones
Watermelon Fruit Popsicles
Watermelon Salad two ways
Grapefruit Basil Sorbet
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Hi, I’m Rhonda! Welcome to my blog on cooking, baking and my life. I now live in the beautiful metropolis of Toronto, but spent the first 17 years of my life on the Caribbean island of Trinidad, where I met and fell in love with Olive & Ruby.
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Ice Cream Sunday - Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

There’s nothing vanilla about a rich, creamy, homemade vanilla bean ice cream. With 30% of ice cream sales in the world, it’s the most popular flavour of ice cream sold in the world. It’s the first flavour of ice cream that I remember having, so for today’s Ice Cream Sunday - my favourite flavour – Vanilla Bean ice cream.

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Sat., Aug 9 • 0 comment(s)

I love to make cheese scones because they remind me of home. This is my comfort food. Although I typically make these on Sunday, if I have a bad day at work, these are my go to comfort food to...   Continue...

Thu., Aug 7 • 0 comment(s)

We’re a little behind on this week’s ice cream Sunday treat. Although we had a super busy weekend here at Olive and Ruby, it’s never too busy for Watermelon Fruit popsicles. This week's recipe is...   Continue...

Tue., Aug 5 • 0 comment(s)

What do you do when you’ve made a watermelon salad and one of your guests doesn’t eat one of the ingredients in the original salad? Well you make another salad, so you end up with watermelon salad...   Continue...

Wed., Jul 30 • 0 comment(s)

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Travelling to exotic locales yearly comes at a price. Over the last couple of years, I've passed on doing certain things around the house. I'm restarting some of those projects and from time to time you'll see them pop up on this blog as I expand Olive and Ruby into other areas of my life.

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Sat., Jul 5 • 0 comment(s)

Can you believe it, we are through the first 6 months of the year, and well into my favourite time of the year - Summer!!! The last 2 months really flew by with 1 big project completed, 1 work...   Continue ...

Tue., Jul 1 • 0 comment(s)

I'm hitting the road for 2 weeks and I'm going to Africa - west Africa to be more precise. It's my first time heading to the continent and to say I'm excited would be a gross understatement of...   Continue ...

Thu., May 22 • 0 comment(s)

Technically speaking Spring is here, but is it really? I still have my heat on and I'm just a WHOLE lot upset about that. I don't know about you but I'm ready to sweat. This month was a long one,...   Continue ...

Sat., May 3 • 0 comment(s)

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One of my other favourite things about summer is the number of farmer's markets that pop up around town. I love to wander though the aisles and pick up freshly picked fruits and veggies and get inspirations for new dishes to make/and or try. Here are a couple of tips that I've picked up from my years of farmers market shopping.

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Sat., Jul 26 • 0 comment(s)

If you have kids that are curious about the mechanics of cooking, you definitely need to check out this book by. Starting from Scratch: What You Should Know About Food and Cooking by Sarah Elton...  Continue...

Thu., Mar 27 • 0 comment(s)

On June 25th, I attended A Taste of Burlington Launch showcase where 19 of 24 Burlington-based restaurants showcased their culinary skills in advance of A Taste of Burlington prix fixe event. The...  Continue...

Sat., Jun 29 • 0 comment(s)

Breakfast has always been a big deal at my house and in my parent's house. We were never allowed to have the "fun" cereals that our friends ate, instead we ate my mother's granola muesli...  Continue...

Tue., Jun 25 • 2 comment(s)

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