Roasted Potato Galette with Bacon, Cheddar and Chives

Roasted Potato Galette

I am so so excited that comfort food season has started! I know technically it's still summer, but the weather here in Toronto has been cooler so comfort food  is definitely necessary! This roasted potato galette with cheddar and chives is definitely comfort food at its finest.  Roasted potatoes, we all know that's a crowd pleaser, combine that with crispy bacon,  ooey gooey cheese and flaky, buttery crust - I swoon! Okay, okay to be honest I didn't really start out intending to make this … [Continue reading...]

Carrot and Daikon Pickle (Do Chua)

Carrot and Daikon Pickle

The more I browse through Instagram food posts, the more I realize that you can pretty much pickle anything.  For real! You can pickle blueberries,  garlic scape, green beans, tomatoes, okra and grapes just to name a few.  And pickled vegetables are really handy to have because you can eat them with anything - sandwiches, cheese, meat (that's Arkadi's suggestion), deli, etc.  We made a couple of jars of pickled carrot and daikon to add to our banh mi sandwiches and it really just adds that … [Continue reading...]

Smashed Berries Spritzer with White Rye and Rhubarb Bitters

Smashed Berries Spritzer

We visited friends of ours just outside of Toronto and they took us to Dillon’s Small Batch Distillers.  Dillon takes local fruit and grain and turn them into spirits.  They make rye, Canadian whisky, vodka, gin, bitters and fruit spirits.  We didn’t take a tour of their distillery when we visited, but we sure came home […]

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It’s All GRK –Toronto, Canada

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  We are not your typical meat and potatoes couple.  Actually, to be honest, we rarely have meat and potatoes. However, when we do eat meat and potatoes, we prefer ours Greek style! We live in the exact opposite end of Greektown here in Toronto and when we are craving Greek food, we usually need […]

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Best Blueberry Muffins

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  There was a time there when I was eating muffins for breakfast everyday! Until one day, a co-worker pointed out that eating muffins is like eating cake and eating them everyday is like eating a slice of cake for breakfast every single day.  That was my wake up call and also the fact that […]

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Strawberry and Blueberry Fruit Salad with Honey, Mint and Brandy Syrup

strawberry and blueberry fruit salad

Hosting a dinner party is a bit of a challenge for me.  That’s because I usually like to make everything myself – from the appetizers to dessert! Recently, we hosted a dinner party with two of our guests who are gluten intolerant.  I came up with the appetizers, first course and main course just fine. […]

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