I just returned for a nice long weekend away in New Orleans. New Orleans is such a fun place to get away to. The streets of the French Quarter are unlike any you will find in any other city. The food in the city is great as well. Lots of seafood!
The next recipe is kind of comforting dish. There is a lot of ginger in it and I think that all adds to the overall “comforting” factor of the dish. Ginger is not only used for its taste, it’s said to help treat various disorders from nausea to arthritis. I always have a knob ofRead more
This past Christmas I received several new cookbooks. This is the first of the new (Christmas) cookbooks I am trying a recipe from. So far I am impressed! The recipe I made was easy to follow, gave some great tips (which I even learned something new) and had options for vegetables medleys to use basedRead more
I have a favorite recipe for clams which involves placing them on the BBQ until they pop open and then tossing in them a spicy garlic oil. I have never made a clam dish that I like better until this next recipe. And since this next recipe does not involve having to go outside toRead 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
This week’s posts are all about soups! Tomato soup may seem like a basic soup but I promise you this take on tomato soup is not basic at all. When I made this soup I was fully expecting to only serve it and not actually have a bowl. But when I tasted it I changedRead more
Brrrr. It is FRIGID outside! And this past weekend all I wanted to do was curl up in a ball under a mound of blankets and watch tv. Instead I spend some time playing around with my new multi-cooker I talked about in my last post. And I made a really delicious soup using someRead more
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.
Now that summer’s over 🙁 it’s time to start thinking about soups. A few years ago I stopped buying packaged broths and instead decided to make my own, which is WAY healthier. The first few times I made stocks I thought it was a total pain, I did not see how I could or wouldRead 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
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.
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!
Ramen is awesome! I love ramen. I love it’s richness. I love it’s complexity of layers of flavors. When I see a bowl of ramen I smile. It is my comfort food. It’s like a hug of deliciousness. I have been crafting my own recipe for ramen for the past month. Trying out different things andRead more
Matt and I spend a lot of time and money at the pub a block from our house, Kildare House. We joke that Kildare House is our living room. As a result of all the time we spend in Kildare we have gained several friends. If anyone is wondering where we picked up Al asRead more