It’s time to talk about salad – a really big salad. Not bird-like or dainty or a few pieces of lettuces. No – we’re talking about a hearty salad full of barley and spicy toasted walnuts with feta and blackberries, vivid crisp asparagus and bright, juicy peaches. A peach barley salad that is worthy of being called a meal! It’s been a while since I’ve posted
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.
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
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
Well hello there! It’s been a while hasn’t it? No cookies, no photography tips, just empty internet space. Well, I’m here to fix that today – with cookies! Fall calls out for homemade cookies and my first batch out of the oven is usually my double chocolate chip cookies, but this autumn I’ve been craving some scrumptious, soft, chewy, spicy ginger molasses cookies. And these
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
The title of this post is misleading. It implies guacamole is difficult to make when it’s actually one of the world’s easiest things to whip up. I’ve been on an avocado kick for the past month. I do that. I go through phases with avocados. I’ll eat them every day for weeks and then lose all interest for months. Unless they’re in my sushi rolls.
When I was a kid and then a teenager, and then a university student, and then a homesick Canadian living in London and then a person who had a real job with actual lunch breaks, I read voraciously. In my early years and my teens I would hole up in my bedroom, curled up on my side on the bed with the book resting at
When January arrives I crave white, bright, and clean lines. I can’t get enough. I want to dive into an Ikea catalogue and live there. I want everything streamlined and free of clutter and “things”. I don’t know why. I think maybe it is, in part, to battle the eternal grey of Vancouver in the early days of a new year. Gone are all the