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
Gumbo is delicious! Fishbone’s in Detroit has my favorite restaurant version of the this flavorful Louisiana style stew. And back in the winter when I made a New Orleans birthday feast for my friend Andy (read about it here) I had included a delicious gumbo. My taste buds started to water when I opened up theRead more
I have a LOT of cookbooks. On my last trip to the bookstore I stood in the cookbook section and noticed I had most of the cookbooks within the three shelves I happened to be standing next to. As I thought about writing this post I decided I should count and found out I have 66 cookbooks. Read more
I am a runner…or should I say I try to be a runner. When I am running regularly it’s awesome, but as soon as I don’t run for a week/week and half it’s an uphill battle to get back into it. Before making this next recipe, which coincidently came from a cookbook aimed to cookRead more
This year for my birthday, my friend Tash got me a cookbook. It’s not your typical cookbook, it’s a cookbook geared to be great hangover foods. I figured I would make my first recipe from the book on a weekend morning after spending the previous night out.
I have to say I am so far really impressed with the next cookbook. It’s called Great Pub Food: Make Home Your New Local. Everything I have tried from the book, including the Beef and Guinness Pies I made last time I used this book, have been great! Perhaps it would make a great Christmas gift for someoneRead more
What better way to start off a Sunday morning than a breakfast sandwich with friends? On Sunday’s Matt and I are athletic and play an hour of tennis with our friends Jamie and Tash. Sunday really is a fun day and luckily the next recipe worked right into that plan.