I love when I get to try out new cooking tools and appliances for the first time. In this next recipe I had to purchase a Chinese bamboo steamer basket. Well actually I have been eyeing these steamer baskets every time I shop at my Asian grocery store MultiFood, this next recipe gave me theRead more
Ok so there is no trick, only scallops. But Happy Halloween everyone!! Scallops are one of those ingredients which are a treat. I love not only eating scallops but since scallops cook quickly they make for a nice fast dinner to cook. But scallops can be expensive so I really don’t cook them allRead more
Another new for me in this next blog post, brining! I’ve never really brined before but seemed like a good time as any to try out brining. Brining is similar to marinating. You place your meat in a liquid for a certain amount of time. Except when a marinade tends to be more ofRead more
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
I really enjoy those long, several day process recipes. I look forward to spending that time in my kitchen and after working on something for days and days to finally taste the result. Oddly equally also really like those quick and easy recipes. The ones that you can throw together in minutes. This next recipe isRead more
I am no fan of baking. But in my quest to continue to learn and improve my skill I make sure to include baking recipes. Why don’t I enjoy baking? If I had to guess it’s because I really don’t like sweet foods, so I don’t find joy in making sweet foods. I was reallyRead more
As my cooking and skills in culinary continue to increase I have decided to evolve in my blog posts. Going forward I have decided to no longer post about each and every recipe I make in my cookbook project, instead I will only blog about those exceptional recipes. Those I really want to share andRead more
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
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!
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
So loyal readers will remember last summer I made a crazy amount of soup recipes…at exactly the time of year you don’t actually want soup. As it just so happened the stars aligned and cookbook after cookbook I opened to find I had tagged a soup recipe. Well this summer instead of finding I hadRead more
This blog post comes to you from Japan! I am here with my husband, Matt, and our two friends Tash and Jamie. Currently we are on top of an mountain located in a very remote area on the island of Shikoku off of the main body of Japan.
One of the fun things about my blog is there are actually people out there who read my blog! And a few readers even get super into reading my posts. One reader in particular, Jolie, wants to start a Cooking with Rosemary Fan Club and has even joked (or maybe it’s not a joke) about makingRead more
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
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