One of the dishes my mom made pretty regularly growing up was a copy cat recipe for Olive Garden’s Capellini Pomodoro, a pasta dish with a sauce consisting of olive oil, garlic, diced tomatoes and basil. It was a great summer pasta dish, not to heavy with a nice light flavour. Since yesterday turned outRead more
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!
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
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
Eastern Market in Detroit is a super fun place to go. The market is open year round on Saturday’s from 6AM to 4PM. Not only can you get some really great produce in the farmer market sheds, but the buildings surrounding the sheds are great as well. You can find a great seafood store, meatRead more
I have a favorite recipe for clams which involves placing them on the BBQ until they pop open and then tossing in them a spicy garlic oil. I have never made a clam dish that I like better until this next recipe. And since this next recipe does not involve having to go outside toRead more
A couple of years back we took a cruise with my parents and my brother’s family. We had never been on cruise, didn’t really know what to expect and honestly didn’t think we would like it as much as we did. It helps we went on a pretty awesome ship – Royal Caribbean’s Allure ofRead more
For Christmas this past year my brother and sister-in-law wanted an indoor herb garden. Getting them this indoor herb garden was harder than I thought. In Windsor every grocery store I shop at seem to have potted herb plants in the produce department. Stateside I went to SEVERAL grocery stores, called a few more andRead more
Like most people out there it’s important for my lifestyle to have quick and easy dinners recipes for busy weeknights. A lot of times I try to prepare sauces or do prep whenever possible during the weekends when I have more time. This next recipe was one where I did make the sauce ahead ofRead more
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
Hey, remember me? Rosemary who cooks a lot. I can forgive you if you don’t, I have been SO busy I didn’t post a new recipe all last week! That was first…and hopefully a last. With the holiday’s approaching and some last minute airline tickets to use up, it’s been a while since I haveRead more
As much as I love to eat Asian food I have never made a dumpling, wonton or potsticker from scratch. It has always seemed like SO much work, especially when I can easily order delicious dumplings/wontons/potstickers from my Chinese delivery restaurant. But in the interest in expanding my culinary ability I decided it was timeRead more
I find that lemongrass is kind of an odd thing. For being a stalk of grass I find it really strange that it carries such a citrus scent and flavor. Lemongrass is used as an herb in Asian cuisine (which is how the next recipe uses it) but also as a medicinal herb in IndiaRead more
Well, as luck would have it now that our unseasonably warm weather has left us the next cookbook on my shelf is a grilling cookbook. Also as luck would have it, after getting home late for work I found the propane of my grill was empty. (Actually I think that last one was actually luckRead more
It was cold, windy and sleety last weekend. I guess our nice fall weather has finally left us. So it seemed like the perfect time to stay inside and make a warming, comforting soup with some of the mushroom stock I made in my last blog post.
I hate wasting food. I always have a large Ziploc back in my freezer to hold vegetable scraps and vegetables which are about to go bad in my fridge. Once my Ziploc is full I make vegetable stock, see my recipe here. Recently I had a bunch of recipes for mushrooms, and I findRead more