Winter is the worst. Right around now every year (mid-January) the frigid weather starts to feel like it’s dragging on and on. Cabin fever starts to set in. It gets dark out so early that leaving the house past 6 is a struggle. Warm comforting foods are all I want to eat. This next recipe,Read more
When the weather starts to get colder I typically find I want to eat warming comfort foods. But as winter drags on and on I am tired of those foods and want to break it up with something bright and fresh. I decided to throw together a simple yet satisfying ceviche to break up theRead more
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.
As the weather is turning colder I find myself wanting to use my grill a few more times before it requires putting on boots and a coat to do some grilling. I picked up some salmon, which happened to be on sale and put together a delicious dinner!
Yikes it has been a while since my last post. Let’s not do that again! I guess I haven’t spent that much time cooking and coming up with recipes that seem good enough to share. But I did put together a tasty salad which I think it worthy of sharing, so back to blogging!
Tilapia is not a fish I normally buy. I know people who really like tilapia but I am not one of them. To be quite honest I think it tastes like dirt. But in the quest to broaden my cooking abilities and learn something new I decided to try making a blackened tilapia, and surprisinglyRead more
I love a really good piece of tuna. It tastes so fresh and delicious. And one of the best parts of making tuna is all you need to is sear it, so its cooked in minutes! Makes for a really fast dinner!
I really like it when I can showcase local ingredients and support local small businesses in my cooking. Southwestern Ontario has a lot to offer when it comes to local ingredients. A few blocks from my house is Robbie’s Gourmet Sausage Co. in Walkerville, a national award winning sausage company which makes creative and innovative sausagesRead more
a couple weekends ago Matt and I spent in Montreal, one of my favourite cities to escape to, in summer and EVEN in the winter! While there we went to Atwater Market, a great market btw, and snacked on some chicken satay from the Satay Brothers vendor in the market. They were so tasty IRead more
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
Sometimes I feel like a broken record when I talk about my love for quick and easy weeknight dinners. But I really love discovering those recipes which don’t necessarily taste like they were a simple dish to throw together. This next recipe is just that!
Summer is right around the corner. I had Matt go out and get a new propane tank for our grill so we can take advantage of the warm weather we are finally having consistently. I went to the market and picked up 2 chickens…yes 2 chickens for 2 people. The way I think of itRead more
So perhaps the most challenging part of the cuttlefish ink challenge was to come up with a dessert. Not only does cuttlefish ink seem really out of place in a dessert, but also I avoid making desserts at all costs! I am a pretty terrible baker, I don’t like to sweet things, I am justRead more
I love using new ingredients! A few months ago my friend Sandy gave me a bottle of rose water for my birthday. Rose water is made by steeping rose petals in water. Its flavor is used quite a bit in Persian cuisine. Rose water is also used in cosmetics and has medicinal uses as well. Read more
GochuJang is a Korean sauce that is kind of new to me. It is a red chile paste that contains glutinous rice, fermented soybeans, salt and sweetener. It has a pretty unique flavor, it’s super thick and is pretty strong – meaning it really needs to be stirred into something to make a sauce or marinade ratherRead more
HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY!!! Because I LOVE food so much I decided to put up 2 posts this Valentine’s Day!! Ever hear the old saying “the way to the heart is through the stomach?” Whoever came up with that I don’t think ever took an anatomy class. BUT for me I know I put out a lotRead more