Greetings from maternity leave! Things are settling down here a bit now and with that, I’ve been able to cook a lot more than I was when I was working and busy trying not to vomit while pregnant. Without further ado, let me tell you about one of the best recipes I’ve tried in a […]
If it isn’t obvious by now, I live off grains. I could sustain myself on a variety of grains or pastas with an assortment of roasted vegetables. My husband on the other hand, really only wants meat. He’s a good sport and humours my would-be vegetarianism fairly frequently, but it’s not often that I make […]
There are recipes that make you feel like you could run a marathon, simply because of the energy and nutrition they provide you with. Then, there are recipes that make you feel like putting on sweatpants, getting comfy in front of the fire and never leaving the house. Chrissy Teigen’s Mac & Cheese is one […]
I endeavoured to make gnocchi last weekend. How could it be that difficult, I thought. It wasn’t really. What else would I be doing with that time, I wondered. And so I set off to find a seemingly easy to follow gnocchi recipe. I did find one, by googling “Jamie Oliver gnocchi recipe”. You can […]
I’ve never had much luck with recipes requiring yeast. Either the dough didn’t rise, or I over-proofed it and it collapsed. Recipes calling for yeast always seemed very science-y to me. You know, requiring you adhere to the recipe exactly. I will say that this recipe does require you follow the steps to the letter, […]
Possibly an exaggeration, but ultimately, that’s the kind of dinner I’m looking for during the week. Today’s recipe came about somewhat haphazardly when wandering through the aisles of our new local grocery store. You know you live in a small town when the opening of the grocery store leads to near riot type of excitement. […]
I’m quite open about my love of cookbooks. In fact, when we recently renovated our house, I was very concerned with finding a spot in our kitchen for those books. Having them on a shelf in a room far away from the kitchen was just not working for me. Now, they’re easily accessible to me […]
Salads in the summer appeal to me for a couple reasons: I don’t like heating my house any more than I have to and I don’t often feel like having a heavy meal when it’s hot outside. Enter this salad.
Vegetables masquerading as a meat-ful meal? Perish the thought…or not.
Back in the kitchen and looking for a challenge, I decided to tackle pork carnitas. In fact, I had big plans to make my own tortillas too, but the motivation ran out after several hours were spent in the kitchen. I searched for ages, trying to find a recipe for carnitas that didn’t involve using […]