14 months later
Beurre and Sel Jammers
Sticky Cocktail Meatballs & Gatherings Book Tour
Butter Baked Goods - A book review
Gruyere & green onion scones
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Welcome to Olive & Ruby

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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Beurre and Sel Jammers - The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap

It's that time once again for the annual Great Food Bloggers Cookie Swap. It's my second year participating and I loved this cookie so much last year that I decided to pay it forward and make some else fall in love with it this year. This is my 2014 cookie submission - Beurre and Sel Jammers.

Mon., Dec 15 • 1,882 comment(s)

Warm scones for Sunday brunch. Hmmm my absolute favourite brunch item in the world. I'm back with yet another scone recipe. They're quick and easy to make and very easy to photograph especially...   Continue...

Fri., Nov 21 • 182 comment(s)

I had my first Basque Potato Tortilla in Barcelona and I've never looked at eggs and potato the same way again. These days I'm feeling the urge to pack y bags and hit the open road, and since I...   Continue...

Sun., Nov 2 • 11 comment(s)

Sugar, cinnamon, flour, yeast, butter and did I say sugar. These are some of the ingredients that go into making my cinnamon buns, the cinnamon buns I've been making ever since I first had them...   Continue...

Tue., Sep 16 • 23 comment(s)

Olive & Ruby blog

I started to hate food blogging. Hate is a strong word but it how I was feeling by December 2014. The thought of making another recipe, for the sole reason of trying to capture web traffic, made me sick. After a 2 year run, I hit a wall and started to hate working on this blog.

Sun., Feb 28 • 6 comment(s)

Over the past three months my non-blogging life has been on fast forward while my blogging life has been paused. Other than a couple of commitments that I’d made before the summer ended, I’ve...   Continue ...

Wed., Nov 19 • 0 comment(s)

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...   Continue ...

Mon., Sep 1 • 0 comment(s)

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)

Olive & Ruby review

The office potluck - a gathering that definitely brings people together especially when you've got a bunch of serious foodies cooking in the kitchen. This week we're talking about Gatherings a new book by Julie van Rosendaal and Jan Scott, you definitely want to check this out.

Fri., Dec 12 • 7 comment(s)
Have you heard of Rosie Daykin and/or Butter Baked Goods in Vancouver? I hadn't until a couple weeks ago when on a recent trip to Vancouver I was introduced to Rosie and her sweet treats and boy oh...  Continue...
Wed., Nov 26 • 9 comment(s)

I was fortunate enough to be invited to Earls on King Street for a preview of their fall menu, which will be rolled across most restaurants in October and November. It was an incredible evening...  Continue...

Tue., Oct 7 • 0 comment(s)

Have you ever opened a book and after the first sentence, you think to yourself – has the author been in my kitchen? A couple of weeks ago I got my hands on an advance copy of The Messy Baker and...  Continue...

Sun., Sep 28 • 5 comment(s)