Spring is finally here. The days are getting longer, it's finally getting warmer and the snow is finally melting off of the barbecue. Yay!! I'm finally going to be able to start movie away from making stews and soups and start making salads again. This week I found myself wanting to eat some beets so I pulled together this ah-mazing roasted beet salad. Come on warmer weather.

Sun., Mar 30 • 21 comment(s)

For today's Sunday bread I made a cross between a cornbread and a sweet raisin bread and whoa, it's packed with flavour. We really enjoyed the taste of cornmeal with the sweet raisins, without the heaviness and density of a regular cornbread. I'd make this again with one slight change, I'd change the type of dish that I'd bake it in, because I ended up with a larger, flatter bread that I'd intended.

Sun., Mar 30 • 7 comment(s)

I love fried chicken. There's something so satisfying about biting into that crispy, crunchy outer shell and getting to the tender, moist chicken below. I found this alternative "fried chicken recipe" that's oven baked with the same level of crunch. Hmmm excuse me while I take another bite. Crrrrunch!

Thu., Mar 20 • 41 comment(s)

My first experience eating lamb was not a good one. Thankfully I’ve come a long way since then. My favourite way to eat lamb is in a stew and I love the flavours of Middle Eastern cooking so here's my take on a Moroccan lamb stew.

Sun., Mar 16 • 1 comment(s)

They're not the most attractive looking buns but they taste sooo with a hot cuppa tea. February was a tough month for me and my family, as my beloved grandma Ruby passed away. It's too fresh for me to write about her as yet so instead I've been cooking and re-connecting with memories from my youth.

Wed., Mar 12 • 29 comment(s)

Fry bakes? Wha? How can you fry something baked? Don't let the name fool you this is a delicious fried bread that's my personal favourite to eat. When I was growing up this was an occasional weekend treat that we all looked forward to.

Sat., Mar 8 • 18 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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