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
As a girl who grew up in an Italian family and didn’t eat tomatoes or cheese, sausage and peppers was one of the few Italian dishes I liked. Sausage and Peppers is definitely a comfort food. Sausage and Peppers also doesn’t require a lot of ingredients so it’s an easy dish to throw together. IRead 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
Lately I have been noticing I have been buying and making clams a lot more. I really enjoy clams. They are pretty versatile and they don’t take long to cook. Plus there is something kind of fun about pulling your food out of a popped open shell! As an Italian girl even though I don’tRead 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!
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.
The project continues with the cookbook Rocco’s Real Life Recipes – Fast Flavor for Every Day by Rocco DiSpirito. Rocco DiSpirito is celebrity chef and also a cutie. He is know for his Italian/American cuisine and he is all about healthy cooking.