When we got back from Buenos Aires and stayed with our friends Sam & Graham for about a month we were introduced to the deliciousness that is homemade pizza dough. (I’ve talked a bit about this here). Since then, homemade pizza has becoming a more and more frequent occurrence in our lives; to the point
These muffins are delicious. The secret(s)? Fresh blueberries and yogurt. Delicious (and nutritious) yogurt. Seriously, they are so good that the thought of having more in my life got me up out of bed at 6:00 am Sunday morning to bake. And the best part? They are easy. And relatively healthy (minus the brown sugar
On Friday I told you a bit about the weekly farm box that comes to our home full of healthy, farm fresh veggies. I also told you that this vegetable delivery sometimes makes me have to think a bit outside of the box. For instance: Vancouver crept into summer this year and the first week
Thanks to everyone who has expressed concern about my death cold. It’s slowly but surely going the way of the dodo bird, woohoo! Though at day number 11, I certainly wish it was just gone. But don’t worry, it didn’t stop me from shooting the heck out of a super cool trash the dress session
I have to say, I’ve been a bit remiss on posting this amazing recipe for thai beef & mango salad. I found a draft in my drafts folder, from June 1, 2011. You read that right… 2011. So, I’ve been intending on posting about this salad for 383 days. In any event, now is a
I mentioned last week that we picked up a 3 ceramic pot thing-y for $0.50 at a local garage sale. Every week I spend at least $2 and usually about $8 on fresh herbs, so I knew from the moment I set my eyes on the ceramic thing-y that it was going to become an
As I mentioned yesterday, on Sunday morning we picked up a sweet pasta maker for $2 from a garage sale. $2 people! (I have just googled said pasta maker, and it may or may not sell for $85 in stores). Pretty much from the moment I bought the pasta maker, all I could think of
Remember item 14 on my 30-before-30 list? “To Cook Something That Takes More Than One Day”? Well folks, I’ve scratched it off the list (a couple of times, if you include my home-made bread from last-last week). Months and months ago I came across Matt Bites’ post about Sriracha Pulled Pork from the Sriracha cookbook.
Ok. I admit it. I’m addicted to my daily breakfast of oats. In Buenos Aires, it was rolled oats (including these amazing peaches and cream oats) but now that we’re back we’ve moved on to delicious steel-cut oats. Though steel cut oats take longer to cook (about 20 minutes), their nutty, chewy, filling-ness more than
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
Last week the hubs got home earlier than I did from work and since he is a super star, he decided to cook dinner before I got home! Cue the collective “awwwww”. It was such a good treat for me, and since I wasn’t home for most of it, it was much more pleasant for