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 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.
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.
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 happens is a bruised forehead – and a headache. So
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 as it comes served piping hot. It wasn’t unusual to
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 time to get a summer job that didn’t involve babysitting
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 buckets full in the middle of the night! But, while
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.
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 things about my summer is…the tomato situation. That’s right… we