In my quest to become the Richmond food blogger, I’ve become so busy thinking about restaurant reviews that I haven’t posted a recipe post in… well… a long time. And while it is true that eating at this many restaurants means I’m not cooking as much, I’m still cooking a lot, and becoming ever more
Last week, the hubs picked up a gigantic broccoli at our local Saturday fruit and veg market. Apparently, when he asked the woman for a broccoli that was ‘más pequeño’ (smaller) she just smiled at him and shook her head no. He’s got no idea whether something was lost in translation or whether she just
Up until about six months ago, the thought of buying any groceries without a list left me in a bit of a panic. I hate being wasteful (whether financially, in throwing out rotten food, or in time – spending hours in the shops thinking about what I was going to cook). I preferred to go
I interrupt my week of Antarctica posts to introduce you to an awesome breakfast I made a couple of days ago and have been eating steady since. Home made peaches and cream oatmeal. Remember peaches and cream oatmeal? That stuff is delicious. But it is also pretty sugary and full of ingredients I can’t pronounce.
“When in Argentina” right? One of my favourite things about Argentine cuisine is empanadas. Like their distant neighbours – dumplings – empanadas are little parcels of deliciousness. When we were here three years ago, we had our favourite empanadas yet at La Casa de las Empanadas in Cafayate, and nothing has quite live up to
When I arrived in Edmonton I was super keen. I had been scrambling to pack up in Toronto, so I hadn’t had much time to craft or to bake. I already told you about my fun Christmas gift wrap, and all the other crazy things we got up to over the holidays, but I only
It’s cold outside. When it is cold outside I like soup. I also love barley. A lot. I have the better part of a two pound bag of barley that I’m trying to use up before the big move sitting in my pantry. I’ve got a handful of barley soups in my repertoire, a barley
Several years ago I was searching for a dessert that combined the flavours of pomegranate and dark chocolate. Little did I know at the time, the most perfect recipe required only those two ingredients. I can’t remember where I found the recipe, and it is so simple that it now lives in my brain. So,
Earlier this week I had a serious craving for spaghetti squash. Why? I don’t really know. But all day long I knew that I was eating spaghetti squash for dinner. It was a pretty long day at the office (most of this week has been long days in advance our our imminent departure), so on
My in-laws gave me an awesome present for my 29th birthday: Le Creuset Mini Cocottes. If you know me well, you’ll know that I’m much (much) to cheap to ever buy anything that nice for myself, so it was an extra sweet birthday gift! They are beautiful pieces of art, in my favourite bright and
It started getting colder a few weeks ago. Turning into fall. The season where I start looking to hearty or creamy delicious soups to warm me up from the inside out. This Creamy Roasted Tomato, Garlic, Onion and Coconut Soup from Oh She Glows did not disappoint. This soup is delicious. It’s creamy (without using
On Sunday afternoon, I noticed that three bananas were getting a touch overripe on my counter. Usually I deal with overripe bananas by peeling them and tossing a ziplock in the freezer for future smoothies. However, over the period of the juice obsession (more on that fizzled obsession to come) my freezer got inundated with
We spent Canadian thanksgiving in Fredericton with my in-laws (the hubs’ mom & dad, his two sisters, and our nieces and nephew). (Actually, the previous weekend we spent in New York with some of the same people, however, my images from that weekend were all b&w film and I haven’t got them developed yet!). We
I’ve been busy traveling every weekend (since September 10) so I’ve had lots of trouble cooking new recipes to post on the blog (for my 30-before-30 list). I realized today that I’m already one weekly meal behind (eek!) so I decided to pull a good, old, un-posted one up from my drafts folder! Hasselback Potatoes.
I have been on an Oh She Glows recipe pulling spree for the last several days. Of course, I’m pinning all of them. In the last couple of weeks, every time Anglea has tweeted a recipe, it’s pretty much been exactly what I have been craving. For instance, I’ve been on a bit of a