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
One of the things I loved growing up was the nights we would have breakfast for dinner. It was always nights my dad had a meeting or something keeping him from being home for dinner. I don’t think he enjoyed breakfast for dinner as much as the rest of the family. One of the things I love asRead more
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
The Superbowl is coming this weekend, no I don’t watch sports, yes I had to Google to see when the Superbowl was, but I do enjoy a really great chicken wing. So I thought it was the perfect time to share this recipe which goes way beyond the expected chicken wing.
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
Almost a year ago I made a really great stock from a really unique cookbook I had recently purchased. The stock was basically a doctored up miso, a basic miso soup but with the addition of coconut milk, garlic, ginger, lime leaves, chile and tamarind. With the weather being really kind of gross rain andRead more
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