Rhubarb has arrived. For a short time only! It’s been ridiculously early this year, as has everything else. But I don’t mind because I’m tired of eating mealy apples and bananas. I am ready for fresh produce to start rolling in and a little extra variety in my refrigerator. Because I hate mealy apples. If an apple isn’t crisp and doesn’t have that satisfying juicy
Cilantro is one of those odd ingredients that people either love or… do not. Did you know there are people who are genetically predisposed to taste cilantro like it’s soap? This is sad and I’m very glad that I am not one of these people. I am, however, predisposed to murdering cilantro. I’ve tried to grow it three years in a row with pretty much
It’s February already. Not even February 1st. But February 7th. We are already a quarter of the way through February. This freaks me out a little because it feels like, once again, the year is in danger of slipping by too quickly! So I thought it would be a good idea to check in with my word for 2016: minimize. I’ve slowly started going through my
A few week’s ago, I headed out to hang with my friends Donnie Vegas and Blondie. You may remember them from the Boston Wallbanger invention or the Pirate Treasure Chest Cake. We had so much fun that night that we’d been trying for a while to find another night to get together and create more cocktails – and this time it was an adaptation of the Polish
It’s not too often I post savoury dishes but truth be told, I am a much better cook than I am a baker. I have a knack for taking random fridge contents and coming up with something pretty tasty. Like my pantry challenged lemon chicken thighs or the oh so quick and easy tomato, chicken egg scramble. The problem is… they’re totally random.
Sometimes, when I come across something out of the blue that piques my interest, I can become a little bit obsessive with it. Like the time I fell in love with West Side Story and listened to the soundtrack over and over and over again. Or when I discovered Old Navy’s ribbed tank tops and bought them in every colour I could get my hands on (seriously,
This week’s Friday Tea and Chocolate is all about the chocolate with PB&J Cookies made with Reese Chocolate Peanut Butter Spread. This post is sponsored by Hershey’s Canada. I’ll admit it… I’ve been avoiding baking cookies lately for one reason and one reason only… I tend to eat them all after baking them. Which would be fine, I suppose, except that I can’t really afford a
There are certain recipes that we all have in our recipe boxes or repertoires. The classics. It almost seems silly to blog them because, well… the world has about 10,000 banana bread recipe already. What could I possibly have to offer up that’s new? Probably nothing. Be that as it may, I love banana bread and I’ve always loved my mom’s recipe for it. Let’s
Today is a true Friday tea and chocolate. We have tea and we have chocolate and I’ve put them together in a Chocolate Chai – two of my favourite things. But first… A few weeks ago I discovered there was such a thing as a “Dirty Chai”. Did you know this existed? I didn’t. And this made me feel very old and not hip because
A few weeks ago I was talking about working with a very limited pantry and sparsely equipped kitchen while housesitting for a friend. Even so, I still managed to piece together a delicious and fragrant Honey Garlic Lemon Chicken dish. But, that was just one evening out of many that I had to pull together something to eat without having access to a lot of stuff.