Over a cup of tea…

By Monday, June 30, 2014 Permalink

If we were chatting over a cup of tea this morning, I would tell you I had such a lovely weekend! Despite it being insanely hot, I spent lots of time outside (in the shade). We finally tried Angelucci's food and it was fantastic (we'd previously only been there for drinks and an app - ...

Margarita Mousse with White Chocolate

By Wednesday, May 21, 2014 Permalink

This would have been the perfect Cinqo de Mayo recipe! Alas, I am the LEAST timely food blogger and totally dropped the ball. Whoops. We're not dessert people (we normally skip it), but when we have a dinner party, odds are one of our guests lives for dessert. I normally do something simple, focusing on the main ...

Over a cup of tea…

By Tuesday, May 20, 2014 Permalink

If we were chatting over a cup of tea, I’d tell you I had such a great week! The sun was shining, our gardens are looking gorgeous and I can finally feel summer creeping in. We had an awesome long weekend, jam-packed with outdoor activities and fun things. It’s definitely a wake-up call to be ...

Over a cup of tea…

By Tuesday, July 2, 2013 Permalink

If we were chatting over a cup of tea this morning, I’d tell you how amazing my Canada Day was. My friend has an apartment on Clarence Street in the Byward Market and through an awesome party complete with Canada trivia, sangria and delicious snacks. It was definitely one for the books. Canada Day is ...

Shrimp & Avocado Cucumber Bites

By Tuesday, October 9, 2012 Permalink

Hors d’oeuvres are difficult in the summer. I typically think of them as being hot finger foods served by waiters dressed as penguins. But when you’re hosting a dinner party in 40 degree heat, that’s not really going to fly, is it? Let’s be honest – there will never be waiters dressed as penguins serving anything ...

Strawberry Shortcake

By Tuesday, October 2, 2012 Permalink

At the Rose & Kettle Tearoom, I made scones at least twice a week. They were the best - the kind you could eat without any butter or jam. I ate way too many of those things while I worked there! Unfortunately I never wrote down the recipe for those scones. I had made them so ...

Julia’s Strawberry Shortcake

By Tuesday, October 2, 2012 Permalink

At the Rose & Kettle Tearoom, I made scones at least twice a week. They were the best - the kind you could eat without any butter or jam. I ate way too many of those things while I worked there! Unfortunately I never wrote down the recipe for those scones. I had made them so ...

Chipotle Steak Salad

By Tuesday, September 18, 2012 Permalink

If you haven’t already noticed… I love chipotle. One of my very favourite things are chipotle peppers in adobo sauce. I encountered them when I first made my Mexican Meatloaf. Since then, I’ve been hooked. I stock up on them regularly. I love the flavour – spicy and smokey, and deliciously Mexican. I also love steak. So this ...

Portobello Burgers with Basil & Goat Cheese

By Saturday, August 25, 2012 Permalink

I know, I know. Lots of people don't like mushrooms. That's one of the reasons I still haven't made these goat cheese-stuffed mushroom caps yet. I pinned them back in November but every time I go to make them, someone says "eww, mushrooms". So I don't. Would someone who likes mushrooms PLEASE come to my house for ...