Over a cup of tea…

By Monday, August 25, 2014

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 ...

Basic, Delicious Hamburgers

By Wednesday, August 13, 2014

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 ...

Lentil & Spinach Soup

By Friday, August 1, 2014

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 ...

Over a cup of tea…

By Monday, June 30, 2014

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 ...

Margarita Mousse with White Chocolate

By Wednesday, May 21, 2014

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 ...

Over a cup of tea…

By Tuesday, May 20, 2014

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 ...

Over a cup of tea…

By Tuesday, July 2, 2013

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. ...

Shrimp & Avocado Cucumber Bites

By Tuesday, October 9, 2012

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 – ...

Strawberry Shortcake

By Tuesday, October 2, 2012

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 ...

Chipotle Steak Salad

By Tuesday, September 18, 2012

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 ...

Portobello Burgers with Basil & Goat Cheese

By Saturday, August 25, 2012

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 ...

Brie and Pear Pastries

By Friday, August 12, 2011

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 ...

Jelly’s Smoothies

By Thursday, July 14, 2011

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 ...

Grilled Chicken & Charred Corn Salad

By Friday, June 24, 2011

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 ...

Savoury Summer Suppers

By Tuesday, June 21, 2011

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 ...