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

Bacon, Cheese and Chive Scones

  My brother and his wife are currently visiting us from Eastern Canada for our annual family cottage week and we’ve done nothing except eat, chat, watch tv, chat, watch movies, eat,  eat some more and have mom take care and worry about everything else!  It’s just nice not have to rush to go somewhere, dress up… Continue reading Bacon, Cheese and Chive Scones

Cheesy Kale Chips

I looooooove chips! I can skip any meal and eat chips instead, but my better half keeps me from doing just that!  I would go in spurts obsessing over a flavour and lately, I’m hooked on President’s Choice poutine chips! Here’s the thing though, I know chips, chocolate, candy and all are supposed to be… Continue reading Cheesy Kale Chips

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