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August 4, 2011
Only three more days until Fritz gets to take his test and then it is SUMMER! Which is weird, because I’m already craving fall like nobody’s business. I want apple pie. I want cinnamon spice. I want pumpkin…anything. And knowing that the weather in Canada is going to be in the high 70s and 80s is just heaven. Bring on the sweaters for those chilly nights, baby.
August 3, 2011
Visiting my local farmers market has been my favorite weekly activity lately. I love sourcing for fresh seasonal produce and find baking and cooking inspirations from these trips. During one of my recent visits, I found a popcorn stall. Besides the usual suspects (butter popcorn, caramel popcorn, honey popcorn), their chocolate cinnamon popcorn had me intrigued.
August 2, 2011
Back to being miserably hot, we put a twist on an ice cream float-grandpa, it’s just as good as a root beer float we made back in the day but the adult version. After seeing it float (ha ha) around the food blogosphere for a little while, I finally made the lambic float that always caught my attention.
August 2, 2011
Sounds totally indulgent, doesn't it? Trust me, it's actually pretty healthy. (Just don't tell my kids.)
August 1, 2011
As a novice gardener, I was so proud to pick up some fresh French breakfast radishes today. I grew them from seeds a few months back, and these little beauties grow so well.
July 31, 2011
I created this recipe with every intention of making 4 individual pizzas that could be frozen for later small-project-that-turned-into-ginormous-time-suck emergencies. But who am I kidding. This pizza tastes waaaaay too good to not eat immediately for dinner and lunch the next day
July 30, 2011
As a result of my slight hangover and complete exhaustion, all I can think about when I try to write about this recipe is the bit from Austin Powers where Dr Evil demands 'a hundred billion dollars'. Which is hilarious but hardly earth-shattering.
July 29, 2011
It is a decided fact that you cannot take a good photo of beautiful, snow white mozzarella once it’s been tossed with balsamic vinegar. The good news is, this salad is DELICIOUS.
July 28, 2011
I'm sure you want to know a little about these pretzels before committing. yessum. These pretzels were a total experiment. I've never made pretzels before. I've eaten many pretzels {who hasn't}, just never made them. I did some research.
July 27, 2011
I wanted to revamp my 'raspberry cupcake' recipe, since the photos from the old version are so meh (though the recipe is not, I love those flavours). I also really wanted to try David Lebovitz's recipe for Devil's Food Cake after hearing Karen rave about it. I ended up making Devil's Food Cupcakes with Raspberry Buttercream. Insanely delicious.
July 26, 2011
I first became interested in chicken adobo when I saw a recipe for it using a slow cooker. It looked delicious but completely different than the adobo that I was familiar with. I thought adobo was that rich, spicy, reddish-brown mexican sauce that comes with chipotle peppers. The recipe I saw didn't even involve any chile peppers. So, I started doing some research. Turns out Filipino adobo is a completely different beast than Mexican or Spanish adobo. This adobo is a tangy, salty mix of vinegar, soy sauce, garlic, and spices that is used to marinate and stew meat.
July 25, 2011
Despite owning over a hundred cookbooks (I’m too afraid to count them now!), I don’t (yet) own any by Ottolenghi, even though quite a few people have emailed me about how wonderful his books and recipes are. The simple truth is, I don’t know much about Ottolenghi so I was very interested in trying out this recipe for dinner tonight.
July 24, 2011
Because the garden is pumping out greens, and every meal is an attempt to use them (that’s ours above, about to flower), I tossed in a bunch of pac choy and broccoli. Because I wanted something that would slide down easy, I added rice noodles. On the top was cilantro, also from the garden.
July 23, 2011
These lamb meatballs are amazing and so fragrant and delicious. Since I didn’t have all the ingredients for my salad, I wasn’t going to take pictures of the step by step instructions to make this. However, once I saw how gorgeous these meatballs turned out, I just couldn’t help it but take some pictures of them and post them here.
July 22, 2011
Pork hocks are from the shoulder part of the pig. It is parallel to pork shanks with crosses cuts. It is well known for its tenderness and rich flavor. It is also flavorful and is loaded with irresistible aroma. Since this piece generally consists of much skin, tendons and ligaments, it requires long cooking through stewing or braising to be made palatable.
July 21, 2011
I found this incredibly delicious looking recipe for cheese pinwheel rolls and decided I HAD to try them, my way of course. So next time you’re thinking of throwing some store bought garlic bread next to the spaghetti or lasagna, try these instead. Your taste buds will thank you.
July 20, 2011
One evening to avoid the continual-mommy-cattle call, I escaped by making an appetizer for the family. I also chose to cook it outside on the grill so as to further avoid additional cries. Cooking it outside on the grill in 100 degree weather pretty much meant that Son and Daughters stayed inside, and I got about 10 minutes of peace and quiet by the grill. When I carried the crostini in, the cries began all over again. I quickly remedied that by stuffing a crostini into all open mouths and sat quietly in the corner enjoying the peace and quiet, however momentary it was.
July 19, 2011
I think the secret to a good coconut ice is the icing sugar to coconut ratio. Not enough coconut, and the sweet loses its appeal for me. It needs a bit of chewiness :-)
July 18, 2011
When I tell people that I have to regularly give away home-made cakes and pastries in case they go stale and need to be tossed out, I’m often greeted with gasps of shock and disbelief.
July 17, 2011
I saw these a few years ago on Iron chef. Cups made of cucumber. Brilliant. I am embarrassed to say that it took me nearly a year to figure out how it was done. Turns out, it’s so easy. All you need is a melon baller.

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