Paleo Salted Caramel Ice Cream
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 - Paleo Salted Caramel

I've been eating ice cream all summer long, so when the opportunity came along to try a Paleo Salted Caramel recipe I jumped at the opportunity. Salt, caramel, Ice cream and healthy - seems like a no fail proposition to me. I'm pretty sure the recipe didn't turn out the way it was intended but it tasted good to me so I thought I'd post it anyway.

Mon., Sep 1 • 0 comment(s)

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...   Continue...

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)

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When we first moved into this house I was in a hurry to decorate. We moved two apartments into one house, so after much culling – mainly his things – and purchasing new shiny things, we arrived at a style that makes our place feel like home. But our style has since evolved, and I want to make some changes, so after much procrastinating I'm pulling up my big girl boots and getting started.

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This summer I’ve been helping a good friend get her son ready for university. He's going to school in Ottawa and like many others he’s moving into residence, so based on advice from lots of...   Continue ...

Sun., Aug 31 • 0 comment(s)

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...   Continue ...

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 ...

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I've been super busy this summer. I've been given some added responsibilities at work so it's meant longer hours, which has translated to less blogging. Despite this, I've been trying to keep up with my Ice Cream Sundays series and have succeeded for the most part. I was thrilled to receive this book to review and agreed because 1) I'm very curious about Paleo and for a while considered doing it, and 2) it fit very neatly into my Ice cream series. So here are my thoughts...

Sun., Aug 31 • 0 comment(s)

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...  Continue...

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...

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