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 […]
Nothing forces you to be creative like having next to nothing. When you create on demand for a living there’s days where you just want to bang your head against your desk and will a great idea into your brain. But that doesn’t really work. Trust me – I’ve tried it. Many times. All that […]
About 5 years ago, when I worked in an office, we were situated across the street from a Save On Foods (for those outside of western Canada, they’re a grocery store chain). They had an ok deli. An ok deli with a stellar chicken pot pie. I’m not kidding. This was comfort food as good […]
Chicken Salad is one of the things I do really well. I have a few “solid” recipes up my sleeve that I can cook anywhere, anytime, no recipe required. Lasagna is one, chicken salad is another. Chicken salad sandwiches… they’re light and refreshing in summer and comforting in winter. When I was 16, it was […]
I bought zucchini in August. That’s right. I bought it. Who does that??? Well, apparently, I do. This is the time of year when people are overrun with zucchini and it’s not unusual to find yourself with a few left on your doorstep courtesy of a desperate gardening neighbour who has taken to dropping off […]
Every semester I guest lecture to Media Arts students at one of my alma maters, BCIT. They’re closing in on graduation and getting ready to start their careers and I come in and tell them all about what it’s like to be a freelancer in the real world – not the one they learn about in their small business class.
The Castello Alps Collection of cheeses consists of a Chiantino™ Cheese, a Weissbeir Cheese, a Classic Cheese and a Hirten Cheese – all of which were totally new to me but well worth sampling.
I spent a really fun day at Granville Island Market with my “food hubby” Sean last week. There’s more coming on that in a later post but, while I was there I bought a bag of beautiful heirloom tomatoes that cost me a fortune but I just couldn’t resist. You see, one of the sad […]
Do you remember the show Friends? And Joey and his obsession with sandwiches? Ok, well I totally get where Joey was coming from. Sandwiches, or sammiches as I refer to them, are the best. thing. ever. Even better than cookies. I know! Better than cookies! Now if that’s not a statement, I don’t know what […]
If you follow this blog with any kind of regularity, then you know that I have a love/hate relationship with pastry. Love eating it. Hate making it. I’m a decent baker but pie crust eludes me completely. So, I buy it. The two shell yellow box from Tenderflake. It’s fast, easy and has never failed […]