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Tuesday 25 November 2014

Recipe of the Day: Mulled Wine

I like wine in all it's forms, Red, white, sparkling, dry, crisp, light, full bodied, imported, locally produced, fortified, even home-made... And I really like mulled wine. Remember, you're spicing and heating this wine so don't use your best bottle... go for a big grape flavour for a good price (think Argentina, Italy or Chile)

Mulled Wine

4 Cups apple cider
1 Bottle red wine
6 Cardamom pods
3 Cinnamon sticks
6 Whole cloves
3 Star anise
1 Tbsp orange zest (large pieces, not too fine)

1. Combine the cider, wine, citrus and spices in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil then reduce heat and so,,er gently over low heat for 10 minutes. Pour into mugs and serve hot. Garnish with cinnamon sticks or large piece orange
peel as desired.

Saturday 15 November 2014

Tis the Season for Gift Certificates

If you're like me, you just received 900 Christmas flyers in the mail and have started drawing names and brainstorming ideas... I also started getting requests for Gift Certificates for classes here at The Kitchen Door Culinary Classes. Which is perfect timing since I have just posted my Winter/Spring Calendar (see below).

Here's your Step by Step:

1. You buy a Gift Certificate for the person you love the most. Visit the Schedule and Fees page to pay via PayPal.

2. Then you let me know who to make them out to and add a special note I will include. I also need to know if you want me to print and ship or just send you a PDF for you to print (your choice).

3. You sit back and relax knowing you have another amazing gift planned and that your loved one will have so much fun choosing and attending an upcoming class! Better yet, you sign up with them and make a date of it.

Please email me at for more information. 

Fall 2014

Date:  Wed December 10th 6:00-9:00 pm
Theme: Appetizers and Sweets for Entertaining - how to throw the perfect party!
Where: London House Bed and Breakfast

Date: Saturday January 17th 6:00-9:00 pm
Theme: Southeast Asian Cuisine
Where: London House Bed and Breakfast

Date: Wednesday February 4th 6:00-9:00 pm
Theme: Pastry Made Perfect - Discover how easy perfect sweet and savoury pastry can be!
Where: London House Bed and Breakfast

Date: Thursday March 12th 6:00-9:00 pm
Theme: Sushi!
Where: London House Bed and Breakfast

Date: Thursday March 12th 6:00-9:00 pm
Theme: TBD
Where: London House Bed and Breakfast