I love pasta! But I am really not into tomatoes, so I am always on the quest to come up with new pasta sauces which do not include tomatoes in the sauce. The other night I created a delicious sauce updating a typical aglio e olio (garlic and olive oil) to include some baby kale.
One of the dishes my mom made pretty regularly growing up was a copy cat recipe for Olive Garden’s Capellini Pomodoro, a pasta dish with a sauce consisting of olive oil, garlic, diced tomatoes and basil. It was a great summer pasta dish, not to heavy with a nice light flavour. Since yesterday turned outRead more
I have been challenged with an ingredient. Back in the summer my friend Jamie (who has since moved to Toronto 🙁 ) challenged me to make a meal using horseradish. I put together 5 or 6 dishes, including a dessert – a horseradish cheesecake, and served all our friends. Once again Jamie has challenged me withRead more
For Christmas this past year my brother and sister-in-law wanted an indoor herb garden. Getting them this indoor herb garden was harder than I thought. In Windsor every grocery store I shop at seem to have potted herb plants in the produce department. Stateside I went to SEVERAL grocery stores, called a few more andRead more
One of the many awesome things about living in Walkerville is there are several great restaurants which are easily walkable to. One of my favorites is Vito’s Pizzeria. When we go I typically get the steak or seafood feature while Matt goes for something I never make, mainly because I hate tomatoes, spaghetti with tomatoRead more
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
Guess what…I am back to the start of my bookshelf, which means we are revisiting my vegetarian cookbook, Plenty, which according to Amazon is a best seller!
The more and more I cook recipes from cookbooks the more and more I find there are some pretty terrible cookbooks out there. Cookbooks where it seems nobody actually proofread or tried out the recipes. Perhaps some of my funnier/more popular posts are those that have recipes that don’t work out. Well sorry to disappointRead more
As many already know I am a big believer in easy weeknight dinners. I don’t want to have to prep a ton of ingredients and spend a lot of time actively cooking after getting home from work. This next recipe delivered on that, which was much appreciated because after work with Matt out of townRead more
The next recipe comes from fellow Windsorite Rino Bortolin’s cookbook: Rino’s Kitchen – Cooking Local in Windsor & Essex County. The last time I used this book my friend Jen was really happy (which is sarcastic) that I made asparagus and put up a whole post discussing it. (you can read about it here.) ForRead more
I have to admit when I opened the next cookbook in line and saw the recipe tagged I wasn’t that excited. It seemed kind of blah but as soon as I took my first bite I immediately was happy with the results! The cookbook the recipe came from is The Minimalist Cooks Dinner by MarkRead more