Warmer weather means open windows, and open windows bring in the sounds of the neighbourhood. One of the most common sounds of summer is the music from the ice cream truck as it slowly drives through the neighbourhood. It’s a universal sound that evokes happy memories of childhood, summer days and sweet treats in the hot sun. Today, I made one such treat from my past - soursop iced lollies - read on to find out what they are.

Sun., Jun 22 • 49 comment(s)

Warm weather = outdoor living with lots of good food, drink, grilling and summer salads. I’m not sure when summer will finally arrive in TO but I’ll be ready, with some great summer salads. With one apple and a handful of raisins here’s a great salad that’ll have hiding this from your guests cause you won't want to share.

Tue., Jun 17 • 13 comment(s)

I'm in love, with a plantain. Well not a plantain specifically but rather the Ghanaian way of preparing fried plantain. Plantains, ginger, hot peppers, nutmeg and salt coating a plantain before deep frying - Akwaaba to Ghana my new love. This is an easy recipe to recreate at home if you're looking for a dish with a twist

Sun., Jun 15 • 38 comment(s)

Split pea fritters fried to a golden brown, served with either a tamarind or mango chutney. This is pholourie - a much-loved Trinidadian street food. The sight of these round golden brown fried balls take me back to a very happy time in my life. On a recent trip to Ghana I made these for my family and friends, a couple people asked for the recipe so this one's for you :) You're welcome!

Thu., Jun 12 • 9,023 comment(s)

It’s been a while since I made cookies, after the holidays I hung up my cookie-making shingle, and concentrated on cooking healthy wholesome food. Then I saw a picture of these cookies, and just like that, I'm making cookies again.

Mon., Jun 2 • 1 comment(s)

I am not going to complain about the weather. What’s the point? Instead I’m going to focus on this Ah-mazing bread pudding that I made for dessert, and ended up eating before the meal. Ooops, my bad.

Tue., Apr 29 • 0 comment(s)


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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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