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Addicting yet Healthy Devil’s Food Cake Recipe

Indulge in the delectable world of fermented desserts with Emillie Parrish’s irresistible recipe for Sourdough Devil’s Food Cake. This rich chocolate delight combines the tangy notes of a sourdough starter with the subtle sweetness of brown sugar and for those with a sweet tooth, there’s a tip to enhance the cake’s sweetness. In Parrish’s cookbook … Continued

Celebrating National Indigenous Peoples’ Day with Bison Bannock Pockets

Today is National Indigenous Peoples’ Day here in Canada and we have a delicious recipe for Bison Bannock Pockets from Wanuskewin Heritage Park‘s restaurant, which can also be found in Naomi Hansen’s cookbook Only in Saskatchewan. Wanuskewin’s on-site restaurant and catering services focus on combining traditional Indigenous cuisines with contemporary dishes, and bison and bannock … Continued

Salty and Spicy Watermelon Pickles: A Refreshingly Tangy Fermented Delight

Indulge in the vibrant flavours of summer with our delicious recipe for Spicy Watermelon Pickles from the Fermenting Made Simple cookbook. This simple yet sensational recipe will elevate your culinary skills and introduce you to the world of fermentation. Get ready for a burst of tanginess and spice that will leave your taste buds craving … Continued

Creamy Asparagus Soup

As June graces us with its warm embrace, it brings forth an array of fresh produce, including the versatile and vibrant asparagus. If you find yourself yearning for asparagus recipes to tantalize your taste buds, look no further than this creamy and satisfying Asparagus Soup–with absolutely zero cream! With its velvety texture and a burst … Continued

Three TouchWood Authors Nominated for Taste Canada Awards

TouchWood Editions is thrilled to announce that three of its authors have been shortlisted for the 2023 Taste Canada Awards. The nominated authors, Ann Allchin, Naomi Hansen, and Emillie Parrish, have been recognized for their outstanding contributions to Canada’s culinary writing community. Ann Allchin, author of Butter and Flower: Cannabis-Infused Recipes and Stories for the … Continued

Sam Shelstad Wins Best First Novel Award for Citizens of Light

Yesterday, Sam Shelstad received his first award for his debut novel, Citizens of Light. In an online ceremony he was awarded the Best Crime First Novel by the Crime Writers of Canada. After receiving the news Sam Shelstad said, “I’m surprised and deeply honoured…I’ve never written any kind of crime fiction before, but had the … Continued

Accessible Instant Pot Butter Chicken Recipe

As we celebrate #NationalAccessAbilityWeek, we are thrilled to join in the conversation by featuring a delicious recipe from trans and disability rights advocate Jules Sherred‘s new cookbook, Crip Up the Kitchen. In this post, we’ll be sharing one of Jules Sherred’s favourite recipes, guaranteed to tantalize your taste buds. Join us as we explore the … Continued

Shelstad and Whishaw Nominated for Crime Writers of Canada Award

TouchWood Editions is delighted to announce that Sam Shelstad, author of Citizens of Light, and Iona Whishaw, author of the Lane Winslow Mystery Series, have been nominated for the Best Crime First Novel and Whodunit Award for Best Traditional Mystery respectively. The Crime Writers of Canada have revealed the shortlists for the 2023 Awards of … Continued

Straightforward Sides for an Easy Easter Weekend

As Easter approaches, many people are looking forward to spending time with loved ones and indulging in delicious food. While the main dish is often the star of the show, don’t forget about the side dishes! A well-planned and executed side dish can take your Easter meal to the next level. Whether you prefer classic … Continued

Super Simple and Speedy Triple “S” Soup

This Triple S Soup is both super simple and super speedy, but that’s not where it gets the name; that’s thanks to the sausage, spinach, and squash. Keeping the ingredients in your spice drawer, pantry cupboard, and freezer means you can always make something tasty at a moment’s notice. And the best part is that … Continued

Simple and Cozy Cream of Celery Soup Recipe

It’s soup season and this recipe is ready in less than 30 minutes. You could call it a “Simple Celery Soup.” The key? Using leftover mashed potatoes for the base which adds richness and texture to your soup. Plus, this soup is a tasty way to use up that celery lingering in the fridge. In … Continued

Holiday Baking Recipes

Holiday Baking Recipes We’re halfway through the holiday season, but the baked goods and feast gods are only getting started. If you’re already starting to feel the burn then we’ve got some inspiration for your cookie exchange recipe and we’re keeping it a little healthy too. We promise, all of these recipes are certain to … Continued