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…

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…

Lunch out of Nada

When you need a good, wholesome lunch but have nothing much in the cupboard this is a tasty meal to turn to.  Open-face tuna melt with a side of greens -Take a slice of bread, could be the end of the loaf, could be a little stale, beauty is it doesn’t matter cuz you’re toasting it. I…

Learn to Salsa

Learn to make salsa. It’s so easy and delicious! I’m not sure why I ever bought the pre-made stuff. Tomatoes are ripe and plentiful – it is the perfect time of year to make salsa. So round up all those local tomatoes bursting with juicy flavour. I got a pint of the last harvest of golden blush tomatoes…

Potato & Herb Salad

There are a lot of damn good all-american potato salad recipes out there. I didn’t think there was need to mess with a classic… Until I tasted this potato salad… I call it Commonwealth style because it’s more English than American in flavour, and the potatoes are Canadian. Here’s the recipe, inspired by the July issue…