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Any fruit works in this sweet dish

Any fruit works in this sweet dish

This elegant French tart highlights seasonal fresh fruit in a rich custard that is baked in a nutty pastry crust.
Major's Corner: Graffiti phantoms slip up at 'home of homes'

Major's Corner: Graffiti phantoms slip up at 'home of homes'

I want you to know that generally I am at home with my club. In fact, that is why I refer to it as "the home of homes." However, I have become tired of the fatuous remarks I hear around the place.


Diversions >D4, D10

Oven-cooked soup has lingering flavour

Dear Eric: Long ago on a ski trip to Aspen, Colorado, I had a fabulous mushroom soup in one of its equally fabulous restaurants. That was in the 1970s, and in all my travels I have never repeated the experience.

Break free of the blabbermouth

Sometimes you need a strategy to get away from someone who won't stop talking

Jim Hume column: As I approach 89, I count my blessings and look ahead

I think it was W.R. Spencer who said a man needed three things to count himself truly blessed - a good wife, good children and good friends. Having shared all three, I stand among those thrice blessed.


Jim Hume >D11

Monitor: Great Britain's great Olympics

When my grandfather arrived in Victoria in 1908, he had other things to worry about and couldn't have been overly concerned about that year's Olympics being held in the capital of the Empire - London.

Aging with grace is all in your head

We'd all love to age gracefully, but it might be easier if we knew what the heck that meant.

The supply mission

Eight white erasers ... really? The back-to-school treasure hunt can be a frustrating exercise
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