Margherita Pizza

22 hours ago we started a pizza. This pizza uses the techniques from this post, but with a new cooking method! We tried something different from Serious Eats. We found we could never get the char we wanted on top. … Continue reading

Caprese Salad

Everyone has that meal that makes their mouth sing. For Andrew, it’s likely a warm cookie bottom sundae. For me, it’s the combination of tomato, soft fior di latte cheese, basil, and balsamic vinegar. This salad is my absolute favourite … Continue reading

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

  Admittedly, I have taken better photos. Lesson: pretending there is good lighting when there is a one way street to a cheesy photo. Also, parsley garnishes? BUT, I have not made a better hummus than the recipe that follows. … Continue reading

Quinoa Salad with Almonds, Dates, and Feta

Doesn’t food make work better? I work with an amazing group of people; and let me tell you, we know how to feast. We regularly have potlucks and I love hearing where my co-workers get their inspiration and recipes…as well … Continue reading

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

These are my favourite. Oatmeal raisin gets a bad rap. They’re kind of the ‘cookie next door’; classic, but not exactly stealing hearts. These babies? There is something insanely special about this cookie. For me, a perfect oatmeal raisin cookie is soft, buttery, … Continue reading

Valentine’s Day

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Heart Bacon Pancakes.

Happy Februrary 14th, all.
I wouldn’t call myself sentimental about this particular day. ..but not a scrooge either. My mom, a devout Valentine,  always says: ‘how can anyone be cynical towards a day about love?’.
So enjoy this day, another among all days, of love – with families, friends, pets and/or your partners.

(Recipe for pancakes from the lovely Deb at smitten kitchen. With bacon).

Chicken Parmesan Sandwiches

One of my favourite indulgences is a trip to “California Sandwiches”. I always get the breaded chicken, with peppers and onions. When that monster sandwich is handed to me, loosely wrapped in foiled paper, nothing else matters. With my sleeves … Continue reading

Vegetarian Chili

I have never really used a recipe for chili – it’s always been a ‘throw whatever you’ve got in the pot’ kind of affair. This, however, is the skeleton of our vegetarian chili. I can’t remember the last time we … Continue reading

Baked Eggs with Sweet Potato and Kale

When we were in England this past fall, I had a slice of quiche from a small bakery – it had butternut squash, spinach, pine nuts and feta. And definitely a lot of cream. It was one of my favourite … Continue reading

Potato, Caramelized Onion, and Rosemary Pizza

Or what Andrew has named “The Pizza with All the Good Things”. This is a carb-loaded, indulgent, and definitely crave-worthy pizza. Move over, pepperoni. Here we have sweet caramelized onions, earthy rosemary, and crisp, yet soft potatoes. Oh, and did … Continue reading