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 [...]

Lemon Tuna Penne

Lemon Tuna Penne

I think most of you can relate, it's the day old question, "what to make for dinner?" makes me cringe every time.  I'm not a food blogger or a chef...I love food and I enjoy eating.  I hate grocery shopping, so today, I challenged myself, there must be something in the fridge or cupboard I [...]