watermelon and basil salad

I have a love/hate relationship with summer.  I hate the hot, humid days of summer, but I love all the fresh produce summer offers like plump, sweet Ontario strawberries, luscious, ripe peaches and of course, juicy, sweet watermelons! You know it’s summer in Toronto when you see bins of watermelon in your local grocery store… Continue reading watermelon and basil salad

thai red curry chicken lettuce wraps

Thai food has so many flavours combined to make a simple dish complex in taste. And because we were eating Thai food twice a day while living in Thailand, we now really crave those complex flavours.   One dish we tried to make in Chiang Mai was  Thai red curry chicken lettuce wraps and it’s perfect… Continue reading thai red curry chicken lettuce wraps

Smoked Oyster and Brie Crostini with Roasted Garlic

When we mention to friends that we used to go back country camping and portaging in our younger days (slightly dramatic, I know), they have this look of confusion because they can’t picture us actually camping and roughing it! Well, it’s true – we did use to go portaging in the summer, but of course,… Continue reading Smoked Oyster and Brie Crostini with Roasted Garlic