I was leafing through the Lee Valley Tools Christmas flyer this morning when I came across an arcane kitchen oddment that caught my eye… No, it’s not a night stick for very short police officers or a miniature souvenir bat from the Slugger plant tour in Louisville, KY.

Classic French Onion Soup

Perhaps because it is such a treat and so unique a flavour experience, many cooks assume good Onion Soup is something that takes hours of preparation and leverages every trick in the soup chef’s pocket. That’s just not true!

When I woke up this morning, it was -4C outside my bedroom window. Soup season has definitely arrived! And fall squash and root veggies are front and centre in the pantry.

There’s nothing more delectable than a bite or two of light, flaky, buttery pastry at the end of a good meal! But to make pastry that turns out beautiful every time, you need to know how pastry works…

It’s Squash Season!

Once you bake off a squash in a slow oven with the right basic seasonings, you can enjoy it in any number of delicious ways…