Watermelon and Feta Salad

It hasn’t exactly been a blazing hot summer here in Southwestern Ontario. When I think of August my mind wanders to biting into a piece of watermelon as means of refreshment and relief from the sticky summer air. This past … Continue reading

Buffalo Chicken Quesadilla

This is delicious. It certainly is not fancy. It certainly is a lil’ bit indulgent. It’s quick. It requires little skill.  This meal combines familiar flavours with melted cheese. As a result, this recipe is perfect comfort. Spicy, spicy comfort. I … Continue reading

Cinnamon Sugar Banana Bread

  Banana bread is such a personal thing, isn’t it? I suspect everyone has their own opinion about what makes a perfect banana bread; we even have a divide in our little household of two (my husband insists it should … Continue reading

Isn’t Food Beautiful? – Food from our urban balcony garden

There is nothing more satisfying than cooking with food that was picked just moments earlier, steps from your own back door.

Here are some shots of a few plants we’ve managed to grow this summer. All the of the ones below were grown from seed, except for the purple basil.

flowering cilantro, with the hopes of harvesting coriander seeds

flowering cilantro, with the hopes of harvesting coriander seeds

rainbow swiss chard

rainbow swiss chard

green leaf lettuce

green leaf lettuce

sage leaf

sage leaf

italian & purple basil

italian & purple basil