Over a cup of tea…

By Monday, August 25, 2014 Permalink

If we were chatting over a cup of tea, I'd tell you we had the best weekend basking in the sun at my friend Sarah's cottage. After all the cold weather here lately, it was hot and sunny and perfect for being on a lake. We ate delicious food, kayaked, fished and spent as much time near the ...

Basic, Delicious Hamburgers

By Wednesday, August 13, 2014 Permalink

Burgers! I love burgers, but it's funny because we haven't been making a lot of burgers this year. We've been taking full advantage of the grilling season, just with a lot of sausages. I love me some sausages, but they cannot replace BURGERS. Nothing can I've blogged about burgers a few times on the blog. My all-time ...

Lentil & Spinach Soup

By Friday, August 1, 2014 Permalink

I'm trying to be healthy. It's hard. First world problems. I get asked a lot of questions about the blog. You can check out my FAQ page for the answers to the most common ones. But there is one question that I did not include on that page because I feel so weird answering it. Although, it's ...

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 ...

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 ...

Brie and Pear Pastries

By Friday, August 12, 2011 Permalink

Where has the summer gone? I feel like it just started and in fact, it’s almost over. It’s probably because we’ve been keeping so busy. There just aren’t enough hours in a day sometimes! This past week has been especially crazy. We were away for a beautiful wedding last weekend and this week My Other ...

Jelly’s Smoothies

By Thursday, July 14, 2011 Permalink

Smoothies and I go way back. Way, way back. Yummy smoothie with raspberries Smoothies are a summertime thing, even if the emergence of Booster Juice and Orange Julius would have us believe otherwise. But I have a special memory about smoothies from long before they became so mainstream. When I think of summer as a kid, I ...

Grilled Chicken & Charred Corn Salad

By Friday, June 24, 2011 Permalink

The Canadian Living obsession continues… but I sometimes wonder why I have pretty much given up all other cookbooks and recipe resources since getting my Canadian Living subscription. Grilled Chicken and Charred Corn Salad I guess I can offer a couple reasons. The first would be that the magazine comes every month, so it’s a novelty ...

Savoury Summer Suppers

By Tuesday, June 21, 2011 Permalink

Mushroom Cheeseburger and a yummy salad We’ve been on a bit of a cooking rampage at our house. This past week, I made a whole slew of recipes. We have been eating like kings! It’s always more fun to make recipes than to take the easy way out and throw in a pizza or something. ...