Clean out your fridge Stir-Fry with Crispy Noodles

As my fridge starts clearing out and it is probably a day past when I should have gone grocery shopping I start getting creative how to use up the bits of food which remain.  I hate throwing food away.  This particular day I made use of the bits left in my produce drawer: half an onion, part ofRead more

Crave worthy roasted crab

Sadly, this next post I only have one photo.  I make and come up with a lot of recipes during the course of the week.  Many of which even though they are good I only make one time.  It is the great recipes which I choose to blog about and make again.  I was expecting this next recipeRead more

Indian Spiced Potato Cakes

I love potatoes.  I could eat potatoes for every meal.  There are so many things you can do with them. I would start listing idas off but I think it would start to sound like Bubba from Forest Gump.  When I opened up my next cookbook on my shelf I was excited to see I’d beRead more

Duck Confit – Easier than you would think!

Confit means to cook meat in it’s own fat.  The meat is seasoned and then cooked in fat at a low temperature.  Then it can be preserved in that fat for a long period of time.  Confiting is very easy to do, it takes very little hands on time and produces a very delicious cookedRead more

Gremolata Stuffed Pork Chop

I am recently re-discovering pork chops.  I never really cared for them growing up.  But now as an adult I am finding them tastier than I remember them ever being.  So I decided to try out stuffing a pork chop with gremolata – a parsley and lemon condiment.  The results were VERY tasty!

Roasted Vegetable Soup

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

Break up Winter

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

Grilled Zucchini and Salmon with Kale Pesto

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’s been a while…

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!

Easy Blackened Tilapia

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

Fun and Easy Party App

    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

Satay with Peanut Curry Sauce

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