My favourite poem is the one that starts ‘Thirty days hath September’ because it actually tells you something. Groucho Marx

Although summer is not officially over until September 22nd, we collectively feel some of that summer sadness tugging at our heartstrings.  But at the same time what a glorious season for home cooks! The vegetables – gorgeous ripe tomatoes (that bear NO resemblance to the waxy counterparts we’re forced to buy in winter), buttery beans, sun kissed peppers. And the fruit is simply spectacular. We’re probably eating at least 3 peaches a day followed by local cantaloupe and  plums. Sigh……….

But just in case you think that all we’ve been doing is eating (which OK  we have been doing for what seems is most of August) , we’re delighted to tell you that The Complete Best of Bridge Cookbooks Volume 3 is on it’s way to a store near you as we speak.  It features all 350 recipes from That’s Trump and Aces and actually the Zucchini-Tomato recipe on the homepage is from Volume 3.

We also wanted to thank all of you for the incredible support and enthusiasm you’ve shown for the newsletter! There’s over 2,000 of you and counting – more than we ever could have hoped for.  Let us know what you think about the last few issues – we’re open to suggestions and if there’s something you love let us know but more importantly, if there’s something we’re missing, please let us know.

If you haven’t already, don’t  forget to sign up for our newsletter where you’ll have access to recipes not found on the site plus loads of opportunities to enter fun and easy contests and giveaways.

Have a safe and sunny September!

If we had as little on our minds as elephants do, we could remember too!


It’s now super quick and easy to find all your favourite Bridge recipes because we’ve installed a handy “Recipes” link at the top of our home page AND you can also access the recipes from any other page on the site! You can now search by the refined categories or tags, or simply type in a word in “Search” and all the recipes and articles pertaining to that word will appear.

There’s also terrific news for those of you who are on Facebook and Pinterest.  We’ve  created our very own Best of Bridge Facebook page and Pinterest board. So now when you  click on “Join the Conversation” you can see what  we’re up to and what members of the Bridge community are also interested  in and talking about. In fact we  loved the asparagus photo Maureen Walton posted on Facebook so much, we wanted to share it with everyone on our homepage. Thanks Maureen!

And don’t forget to sign up for our newsletter where you’ll have access to recipes not found on the site plus loads of opportunities to enter fun and easy contests and giveaways.

Finally in other Bridge news, we’re in the closing stretch of sending the files for The Complete Best of Bridge Cookbooks, Volume 3 to the printer.  It will feature all 350 recipes from That’s Trump and Aces and should be ready to ship to stores by late August. A chance to complete your collection if you’re a long time fan or part of the next generation who want to enjoy simple recipes with gourmet results.

As always, we wish you continued fun and success in your kitchen!

The easiest way to find something that’s lost around the house is to buy a replacement.

Happy 2013!

We wish you much health, happiness (and great food!) in 2013!

Well the holidays are  officially over and we’re back  to work.  We’re making  changes to the web site that we think  you’ll really enjoy.  As you may have already noticed, you can now subscribe to the Best of Bridge newsletter.  Simply login and you’ll have access to free Best of Bridge recipes and news – the newsletter will be delivered right to your inbox.  Thank you to everyone that has already signed up and 10 cookbooks are going out this month to the lucky first 10 subscribers – we’ll be contacting you shortly.  The inaugural issue of the newsletter will be going out later this month, so please stay tuned.

Over the next few weeks we’ll be working on ways that will make accessing the recipes quicker and easier – we’re really excited about this and can’t wait to share the results with you!

Wishing you a January free of the blahs and remember, it doesn’t matter what you eat between Christmas and New Year…… it’s what you eat between New Year and Christmas that really counts!

Coming to a City Near You………..

We’re so excited about our new slow cooker book that we’re embarking on a 7 city publicity tour.  Like so many of you, we’ve fallen in love with slow cookers all over again.

With so many stops and appearances, we (Mary & Sally)  really hope to meet you.  The confirmed cities and dates are:

Vancouver:  October 15th  – 16th

Edmonton:  October 18th – 19th

Calgary:  October 26th – 27th

Regina:  November 20th

Saskatoon:  November 22nd

Winnipeg:  November 27th

Toronto:  November 29th – December 1st

Please check “join the conversation” for specific locations and times surrounding those dates.  The book is available at Chapters, Indigo, Coles, Costco, Save-on Overwaitea, Safeway Canada, Shoppers Drug Mart, London Drugs, Walmart (AB locations), Loblaws , Real Canadian Superstores  as well as your favourite independent book store.

Whether you’re a veteran slow cook or are just starting out, we think you’ll love our new collection of recipes and tips.

Whew! and Hurray!

We’re thrilled to announce that the first ever single subject Best of Bridge cookbook is officially finished and being printed as we speak.

The Best of Bridge ladies, like so many of you, have fallen in love with slow cookers all over again. So Sally, who joined our crew three years ago, agreed to head back into the kitchen and comeup with delicious new recipes especially created for the slow cooker. We’re also really thrilled that she adapted a number of our (and your) all-time favorite Bridge recipes for the slow cooker — even Christmas Morning Wife Saver!

This fantastic collection features recipes for everything from elegant appetizers, breakfast and brunch ideas to delectable desserts. Whether you’re a veteran slow cooker cook or are just starting out, you will love our new collection of recipes and tips.

Look for Best of Bridge Slow Cooker Cookbook in early Fall – we’ll keep you posted on exact dates, etc…..  In the meantime we hope you continue to enjoy all our books.  Our motto remains the same:  “Simple recipes with gourmet results.” And we like to think that the one-liners keep you smiling 🙂

Something New is Simmering Away in the B of B Kitchens………..

Seems like  it was just yesterday –  we were all collectively gearing up for the Christmas holidays, and yet here we are with spring just a few short days away!

Things have been feverishly busy in the Best of Bridge kitchens – Sally and the team are developing and testing an exciting new collection of family-friendly recipes specifically created for……………THE SLOW COOKER. Truly a match made in culinary heaven! It will be available in  Fall 2012 and we’re just in the process of finalizing the cover, name, etc….   The cover will be posted  in the coming days – stay tuned.  AND we’re also absolutely delighted to announce that two of our perennial bestsellers, The Best of The Best and More & The Rest of the Best and More are now available in the concealed wire-o hardcover binding that cooks across Canada have come to love.

Look for these two “new” books in the coming weeks at Chapters, Indigo, Coles, Costco, Save-On Ovewaitea, Safeway stores, London Drugs and more…………

Wishing you a March that is free of madness (unless of course you’re really into basketball) full of warm breezes and depending on where you are in this great country, a crocus or snow drop sighting. And if you do have a spring flower sighting, please share your pic with everyone on ‘join the conversation.’

No matter how much you push the envelope, it’ll still be stationery.