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 […]


Halloumi is great. It isn’t super popular, so if you haven’t tried it, it’s kind of like a squeaky, salty cheese that really needs to be fried to be appreciated. I’m playing catch-up on posts after a ridiculously busy week of work and 4 days with commutes home exceeding an hour and a quarter. Not […]

Classy Pasta

This is one classy meal. It just looks so smart. It’s the kind of thing you could throw together in minutes if you were suddenly cooking for a group. Toss it on to a the centre of plate and sprinkle with some parmesan and you’re good to go. This recipe is another NYT Cooking victory. […]

My week in food.

Some of the things I’ve been eating over the last week: Clockwise from the top: High tea at the Shangri-la hotel, Toronto. It was a Chinese New Year themed tea and it was really, really good. Classic scones with “clotted cream” (it wasn’t clotted cream. It was more like whipped cream), Chinese five-spice scones, dim […]