Washing-up in Skye

A portrait of morning light spilling over my kitchen sink in the Isle of Skye. Not at all an arduous task on a day-off when all that is grungy starts sparkling. My mother is a photographer and took a series of black and white ‘still life’ photographs of her kitchen sink and implements in Montreal….

Honestly Healthy for Life

Honestly Healthy for Life: Eating the Alkaline Way Every day by Natasha Corrett and Vicki Edgson Corrett and Edgson’s book comes, quite honestly, as a total surprise. I can’t say “don’t judge a book by its cover” as the cover of the book is lovely as are the photographs (by Lisa Linder) throughout. But I…

Thanksgiving Treats

Happy Thanksgiving! I’m currently working on thanksgiving dinner #2. Yesterday I made 2 pumpkin pies and a pumpkin pudding to send off to a big family dinner I could not attend. All desserts were gluten free and the 2 pumpkin pies were vegan. 1 pie I made with canned pumpkin and the other I made…

Have Taste Buds Will Travel

One of my favourite things about travelling is food. I know I’m not alone in this specific type of wander-food-lust. I could easily spend hours of my life in foreign-to-me grocery stores (ask the poor, patient souls who have travelled with me). I once almost slept on the streets of Poland when my thrilling rampage…

Salad for the Season

This week I could not bring myself to have my nutritious, spirulina, protein punch of a  morning smoothie… it was just too cold to swallow So, I had to make a warm breakfast smoothie (more on that in another post). Living in the Northern hemisphere, Fall forces a change in the way I eat. Fresh salads…

Champ

While visiting my grandfather’s hometown in County Down, our relative took us out to a fancy luncheon. When the waitress asked our choice of side for the meal a unanimous “Champ” could be heard. Champ is quite simply the best mashed potatoes you will ever have, but I might be biased. They are also very spring-like…

Heritage Kitchen

St Patrick’s Day, the holiday that has everyone wishing they were Irish,  is fast approaching. It is with that good-natured green envy that I will be sharing Irish morsels of family, food, and travel with you this week.  But first, a few words on Heritage in my Kitchen: I love learning about heritage in the kitchen (my own…

It’s All Good: BOOK REVIEW & CANDY BARS

  Gywneth Paltrow and Julia Turshen wrote a very yummy, good-for-you cookbook called  It’s All Good, published in 2013. It was a follow up to their first smash hit, My Father’s Daughter. The central themes of My Father’s Daughter were family, tradition, and comfort. In It’s All Good Paltrow and Turshen focus on foods that will make you feel…

Wholesome Island Oats

The pretty packaging of Heatherdale Wholesome Goods’ Organic, Cold-pressed OATS caught my eye. I picked up a 1kg bag of these Prince Edward Island grown oats at the newly opened (and much welcomed) Murphy’s health centre and food-mart on Queen St.  (Islander directions: “where the old Co-op was”).  At $6.99/bag they were worth every penny….