Poutini’s House of Poutine, Toronto

I remember the first time I heard of poutine I was a bit weirded out because I imagined how messy and greasy it would be.  But the first time I tried it, you can say it was love at first bite.  What’s not to love right? You have your perfectly fried potatoes, rich, thick, beefy… Continue reading Poutini’s House of Poutine, Toronto

Mashed Potatoes with Goat Cheese and Sage

It’s a long weekend for us here in Ontario and let me tell you, we’re all so happy to have a statutory holiday in February.  February is a hard month for us who suffer from winter blues.  To start off our long weekend, the weather for Friday was -11C with a real feel of -20C.  Today,… Continue reading Mashed Potatoes with Goat Cheese and Sage

Eggplant and Chicken Lasagna

I decided to learn how to cook when I was single and living with roommates.  I had a lot of cooking fails.  A particular one I remember vividly was my chicken and pasta with garlic cream sauce.  My roommate and I were at the grocery store getting all the ingredients for my pasta dish and… Continue reading Eggplant and Chicken Lasagna

Pita Pizza with Prosciutto, Mushrooms and Arugula

  What do you do when you need to clean up your fridge?  Well, you make pizza of course!  We had little bits of everything leftover sitting in the fridge and so we decided to make a quick pita pizza topped with prosciutto, mushrooms and arugula.  It not only helped clear our fridge of leftovers,… Continue reading Pita Pizza with Prosciutto, Mushrooms and Arugula

Meatball Sandwich with Marinara Sauce and Smoked Mozzarella

There was a point in time when Arkadi and I frequented the Italian sandwich shops in our area  to satisfy our veal or chicken or meatball sandwich cravings.  These cravings lasted a while and so once a week, for several consecutive weeks, we’d go to our local Italian sandwich shop and  get the usual order: 2… Continue reading Meatball Sandwich with Marinara Sauce and Smoked Mozzarella