Spice Hoarder

Indian food is not a cuisine I am very familiar with be it eating or cooking. What better way to get acquainted with a cuisine than to buy a cookbook and start making some of the dishes?!  I also found that while I have a ton of different spices, I needed to purchase several ofRead more

Part Two of Cuttlefish Ink Challenge

If you remember from this post 2 weeks back, my friend Jamie challenged me to make several dishes with cuttlefish ink.  I created a pasta with the ink and it was delicious!  Next up I decided to make a tempura batter incorporating some of the ink.

It’s been a while…

Hey, remember me? Rosemary who cooks a lot.  I can forgive you if you don’t, I have been SO busy I didn’t post a new recipe all last week!  That was first…and hopefully a last.  With the holiday’s approaching and some last minute airline tickets to use up, it’s been a while since I haveRead more

Coconut Curry, yes please!!!

More fish? Why not!  Since I am in a self-proclaimed fish kick why not embrace it.  This time I am making halibut!  Halibut is a lean mild fish.  It is pretty firm but also very tender.  It is often used in fish and chips (delicious), but I didn’t fry the halibut for this next recipe.

Ahi Tuna – super fast, super tasty!

I seem to be in a bit of seafood kick right now. In my last post I made a super easy clam recipe and really hope some readers do try that recipe.  Not only is it good but it’s a sense of accomplishment to use an ingredient which can be intimating.  This next recipe usesRead more

Everyone should make clams!!

Lately I have been noticing I have been buying and making clams a lot more. I really enjoy clams.  They are pretty versatile and they don’t take long to cook.  Plus there is something kind of fun about pulling your food out of a popped open shell!  As an Italian girl even though I don’tRead more

Stretching out my legs-sssssss

Part of the awesomeness of going through my cookbooks and tagging a recipe and then opening that book again about 6 months later is it’s a total surprise to see what I will be cooking.  I have cooked some things I would normally shy away from (because I made it a rule that I can’t opt out ofRead more

The Last for Thai Street Food

The next recipe tagged will the be last recipe I will be making from this cookbook.  I have gone through the entire book and have not found another recipe that peaks my interest.  It is a beautiful book, very large with lots of great photos.  But I have really had a hard time finding recipesRead more

Fun with Fish

start of the 20 minutes

MultiFood in Windsor is quickly becoming a favorite place for to grab groceries.  They have a lot of ingredients that I haven’t been able to find at other stores in the area.  For example – banana leaves, they have them, which was perfect because I needed them for this next recipe.  MultiFood also  has anRead more

Squid Salad

I really dislike wasting food.  I do my best to only purchase food that I will use.  It’s not always easy, schedules change, things come up, plans change and as a result I end up with rotten food.  This next recipe I was originally going to make a week ago, but life happened and IRead more

A salmon day

We had a busy fun exhausting weekend.  So when you notice there aren’t too many “in progress” photos of this recipe, it’s because while cooking my friend Tash asked me if I was going to take any pictures…I was half way done with the cooking at that point…oops.  So I’ve tried to make up forRead more

A Matt favorite dinner

check out these bad boys!

Matt and I had spent a portion of the week in Montreal.  We ate some GREAT food and really noticed the difference between how food and serving are treated in Montreal vs. Windsor.  Food seems to be elevated in Montreal and servers seem to really respect what they do.  Not to say food and service isRead more

Fish Fry…and mayonnaise woes…

messy but edible!

I CANNOT make mayonnaise.  I have tried several time using various recipes and it NEVER works out.  But I keep trying in the hopes that one day I will be able to master making mayonnaise.

Maike and Rosemary – Cooking for Dummies

Ok Maike and I aren’t dummies but the next cookbook in line is Cooking for Dummies.  The last time I used this book I cooked with Al, you can read about our yummy steak here.  The book is a great reference cook book with lots of good pointers and well as some really yummy recipes.

Another Seafood Cocktail?!

Something strange that seems to happen is that I have very similar recipes all clumped together.  In the summer I had endless soup recipes.  Well 2 recipes ago I had a scallop and shrimp cocktail recipe.  Well when I opened the next book I found I have another seafood cocktail recipe, or Salpicon de Mariscos, asRead more

Hunter’s Birthday!

For Hunter’s 18th birthday we gave him the option of where he wanted to go for dinner.  He said he wanted to eat at home and for me to make the best burger he ever ate again.  I was very excited he wanted me to cook for him rather than go out so I reachedRead more