Perfect Dinner Party Main

There are so many recipes out in the world it’s rare that I have a single recipe on repeat. Of all the recipes I’ve made I think this next recipe is one that I have gone back to make the most.  It’s my go to dish for a dinner party.  It’s delicious, unexpected and best ofRead more

Herb Garden Pasta

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

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

Let’s use some mushroom stock!

It was cold, windy and sleety last weekend. I guess our nice fall weather has finally left us. So it seemed like the perfect time to stay inside and make a warming, comforting soup with some of the mushroom stock I made in my last blog post. 

Purple chicken??!

Epic Fail! Can anything be more frustrating than getting home from work, spending about 15 minutes prepping and then an hour cooking only to have dinner be a total disaster?!  Luckily this doesn’t happen all too often in my house, but it still does happen.  And the night I tried to make Coq Au VinRead more

Rosemary makes Risotto!

In an effort to make use of all the pancetta I have, read about making pancetta here, I decided to think up some creative ways to try incorporate it. The first thing I thought of was risotto.  I had never made risotto before so it seemed like a good time to try!

Long process with tasty reward

This next recipe had been an ongoing process for about a month.  Reason it took so long is because it involved curing meat!  Something completely new to me but given my love for cured meats I was extremely excited when I opened up the next cookbook and saw what I was going to be doing!

Confit this!

A few months ago my friend Pam and I took a cooking class at The Chef Next Door in Walkerville.  One of the dishes featured was duck confit.  For those of you who were like me about 6 months ago and don’t know what confit means meat cooked in it’s own rendered fat.  It soundsRead more

A little bit of home…

looks yum!

Growing up my favorite dinner that my mom ever made was a German-esque dish of sliced potatoes, bacon and onions.  My dad wasn’t fond of the dish, too breakfasty for him, so we would only ever have it on the rare occasions when my dad wasn’t be home for dinner.  As an adult I haveRead more

Lobster!

This week a new restaurant opened in Walkerville.  It’s called Ceilidh Maritime Pub located at 1801 Wyandotte Street East.  I went opening night to check it out.  They serve East Coast Maritime food, which means seafood!  Lots of seafood!!  (If you aren’t into seafood you won’t have much to choose from…but since I love seafood theRead 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

Polish Cooking

Not the prettiest soup but it was tasty!

Making my way through the cookbooks I received for Christmas, the next cookbook up is a Polish cookbook.  I received it from Malwina, who I work with, and who happens to be from Poland.  I had never made (at least unaware if I’d made) Polish food before so I was excited to make this nextRead more

Never say Never…

Matt and I are approaching our 2 year anniversary.  We had a very romantic wedding in Las Vegas, just the two of us.  When we came home we had a big celebration at our house.  To keep it “simple” we hired a couple of people to cook hotdogs and hamburgers on demand and had a “bar”Read more

Tasty Fried Chicken Sandwiches

Back in the kitchen after returning from vacation I was excited to open up the next cookbook.  The recipe I had tagged was for a fried chicken sandwich (yum!) and was from a super awesome sandwich cookbook I have…

Part Science Experiment, Part Dinner

One of my favorite chefs is David Chang.  For some reason I don’t seem to have much luck mastering his recipes though.  And then I started to think…maybe he doesn’t actually want anyone to master his recipe.  What if this is really just a game or cruel joke.  That was my frame of mind when IRead more