Edgar Farms Asparagus with my own Homemade Gruyère Asparagus and Gruyère are a classic pairing and a scintillating savory Spring indulgence. Rainy days are perfect for pastry. I usually never cook with the cheese I make. It is just too precious, but this asparagus called for only the best! Cutting the boarder, not all the [...]
Over the past three weeks, I’ve have the privilege of attending three diverse, yet amazing foodie events: The Good Food and Drink Show, The Green Living Show, and DishCrawl Toronto. At the Good Food and Drink Show, I got to…
From my cooking class at Alla Madonna del Piatta in Assisi, Italy We stayed with Letizia at the end of August 2011 at her agritorismo and I took a cooking class our last morning there, before we headed into Firenze. It began with an inspirational Taste of Terrior at a little shop down the winding [...]
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I love crunch and I love salt and seasoning when it comes to my snacks. I am a big potato or corn chip fan, but wanting to cut down on the carbohydrates and the unhealthy snacks, I’ve been on the hunt for something better for me. I don’t want to compromise on the texture though [...]
I don’t often do Mexican food (or my interpretation of Mexican food). for some reason, Surly Dwarf just doesn’t trust it. Occasionally though I rebel and push for something Mexican around here. Usually, it’s tacos but lately I’ve been wanting … Continue reading →
"I can’t believe it’s KOSHER!"The five magic words every Jewish cooks wishes to hear during Passover. Beginning this Monday evening, we will have to find creative and delicious ways to feed our families without the use of bread, pasta, rice,…
“I love cheesy poofs, you love cheesy poofs, if we didn’t eat cheesy poofs, we’d be LAME.” the immortal words of Cartman. Alright, so these aren’t quite the fabled South Park junk food but they are so very nummy. The … Continue reading →
If it’s possible to be in love with a soup, then this Pumpkin Coconut Soup is the soup that I choose to be with. I made this pumpkin soup last week after cleaning out my pantry last week and finding a can of pumpkin puree that I thought should be used at some point. My husband is [...]
"Mom, just because you make vegetarian lasagna, it doesn’t mean you have to add in all those vegetables." Said my daughter on Monday as we embarked on our second week of Meatless Mondays."Ummm. Yes it does," I thought to myself. Thought…
Crispy. Cheesy. Quinoa.
Just think about that for a second? Are you drooling yet?
I don’t know about you, but my love affair with quinoa is not over yet. Oh no, we’re just getting started…I love love quinoa!
So when I find a recipe with quinoa that I LOVE, I must share it. It just wouldn’t be fair to you otherwise…How could I possibly let you go another day without knowing of these Crispy Cheesy Quinoa Bites? ;)
These delectable little morsels have 3 of my most favourite foods in them: cheese, quinoa and cheese. Cheese.
While I wish that I could tell you my Valentine’s Day will be marked by me cooking a gourmet, candle-lit meal for my sweetheart, its more likely that after a 12+ hour day at work, I won’t have the time…
So let’s talk cauliflower. Love it or hate it?
I’ve always loved cauliflower. I remember having it as a kid with broccoli and cheese sauce…SO good. But my family now for some reason decided they don’t like it. So I never make it. And I miss it.
But I’ve noticed that cauliflower is making a resurgence in the food world. Roasted cauliflower in particular. So I wanted to try it and see if it lived up to all the amazing reviews. And it does. Oh my does it ever. I had no idea that there was a better and more scrumptious way to eat cauliflower!
I pledge to never again ruin a piece of cauliflower by boiling it. Ever. I don’t think I’ve ever loved a vegetable more in my entire life. True story.
These are the bomb!
I am back and as requested I have made a recipe featuring root vegetables. I absolutely had to make a pie, what is hobbit life without pie? This pot pie doesn’t have much of a topper but as we have … Continue reading →
Warning: the following blog post will make me appear to be a stereotypical girly-girl who hates football and attempts to girlify every event she can. In reality, I am a girly-girl who hates football and who girlifys every event I…
It’s been a few weeks since I declared that I was going vegan, and I’m not quite there yet. But it’s in the plan! I have committed to a vegetarian diet since that post, but the veganism is a little tougher than I originally thought. The day after I declared my intention towards veganism, I [...]