A Bowl Of Summer

A Bowl Of Summer

Summer isn't summer without the first taste of potato salad. My mother made the best, and it happens to be one of my personal favourites. I've probably consumed buckets of it over the years, full disclosure, it's incredibly addictive. With a few simple ingredients, it's hard to nail down what it is about this creamy potato [...]

VEGAN?

VEGAN?

It's interesting to find myself here, yes, I'm writing about being vegan, to be clear, I'm not. But, I'm learning a lot about the diet, it's a bit extreme for me, but I'm all in as far as trying new food. My youngest son became vegan last December, Christmas was interesting, to say the least. [...]

Pass some over!

Pass some over!

It's another holiday season, I'm not religious, but  I still like to partake in a variety of seasonal festivities. Regardless of which holiday I'm celebrating, for me, it's about bringing people together and enjoying good food. Unfortunately, during these times of self-isolating brings new challenges, like "where are my dinner guests?" It's not ideal being [...]

BORSCHT

BORSCHT

You know the expression, cheap like borscht? Well, here it is, dinner doesn't get any more affordable, it's also vegetarian and can easily be adapted for vegan, not to mention, it's delicious too. With the new year and all those resolutions of eating healthier and saving money, this couldn't be more perfect, enjoy! BORSCHT 1 [...]

Short Bread

Short Bread

They look like little snowballs, but they happen to be one of my favourite Christmas treats. In my opinion, nothing says Christmas more than shortbread, delicious! My mother would hide these morsels from me, and like a lab, I would sniff them out and nibble away in sweet bliss. Eventually, I would be caught red-handed, [...]

Boeuf Bourguignon

Boeuf Bourguignon

I hosted a dinner party for friends this past weekend, now that the evenings are cooler I wanted to prepare something warm and filling. A great one-pot meal is a Boeuf Bourguignon, it's perfect comfort food. Full disclosure, the following Bourguignon recipe isn't my own, in fact, it comes from my favourite cookbook "Julia and [...]

BANANA BREAD

BANANA BREAD

My son was home for the weekend, bananas in tow... "mom, I didn't want to leave them at my place, they'll get too ripe, maybe you can use?" What's a mom to do? Make banana bread, of course! This is a tried and true recipe passed on to me, definitely a family favourite... Banana Bread Recipe [...]

SWEET TOMATOES

SWEET TOMATOES

I love a fresh tomato sauce and it's the perfect season for sweet cherry and grape tomatoes at the market.  What to have for dinner is easy when you have these lovelies... 2 pints or more of cherry/grape tomatoes halved extra virgin olive oil 2 cloves garlic, smashed and minced large handful of fresh basil [...]

DID SOMEONE SAY CHICKEN?

DID SOMEONE SAY CHICKEN?

"MAN!" It's cold outside and what better excuse to cook some comfort food, especially roast chicken.  This has been a family favourite, my oldest son usually requesting this for his birthday dinners. It's simple to make ahead and did I mention delicious, yes, finger-licking good;) One whole chicken cut into pieces, or, buy your favourite [...]

Fresh Crab

Fresh Crab

Living on the West Coast definitely has its advantages.  Who would argue, we have milder temperatures, oceans, beaches, mountains, forests, literally the most beautiful outdoors in our backyard. So when my son came home from pulling up crab traps and hands me fresh crab, its hard not get excited.  Fresh crab comes with a celebratory [...]