So I’ve made the leap, I’ve left my career in architecture of nearly 15 years to begin a new career in the culinary field!! In the coming weeks I will be redoing my website to offer personal cheffing and catering services while continuing to share great recipes on my blog….stay tuned for that! On theRead more
I receive a lot of cooking/food website newsletters. I would say on an on average day I will receive between 7-10 newsletters from different sites. What I find hilariously funny is the vast difference from the theme of the newsletters from Christmastime to January 1st. Prior to New Year the recipes are all decadent andRead more
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
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
I am a carnivore. I love meat. I love beef especially, beef tenderloin being my favorite. Well this next recipe was right up my beef alley. I knew it would be good and it was! Yay for winning!!
My mother-in-law Elaine, who also goes by “Lasagna,” is a huge fan of the show Survivor. Elaine also currently has a foreign exchanged student from Germany living with her, Maike. I thought it would be fun to have Elaine and Maike over for a dinner/Survivor night. I reached for the next cookbook, Rocco’s Real LifeRead more
On our last trip to Eataly (you can read about it here btw), I bought a new book called “Prosciutto” by Carla Bardi. The book is not only a guidebook for prosciutto but it also contains a few recipes.
As luck would have it the next recipe in the project is also a soup recipe. The recipe is called Whole-Meal Chicken Noodle Soup, Chinese Style and is from the cookbook The Minimalist Cooks Dinner by Mark Bittman. Mark Bittman is also author to another cookbook I have, How to Cook Everything, and each areRead more