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…

Irish Breakfasts

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! You can pretend you’re waking up in Ireland any day by cooking up a hardy Irish Breakfast. Depending on where in Ireland you’re eating breakfast and who is cooking it for you there are slightly different variants of what constitutes a “full Irish breakfast.” The typical meal consists of variants of…

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….

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…