Bacon, Leek and Potato Frittata

We’ve been eating a lot more eggs lately being on the Whole30 challenge.  And even though we’ve always had eggs, in one form or another, weekly, I’ve only recently come to appreciate how wonderful eggs really are.  I mean, it’s a small, but great pleasure to eat perfectly cooked eggs.  I am not sure when… Continue reading Bacon, Leek and Potato Frittata

Seafood Chowder (Maritime Seafood Chowder)

Spring fever is definitely here for us Torontonians.  Yesterday, we hit 17C and it was amazing! The sky was blue, the sun shining, the air warm (well, warmish) and everyone is out and about just enjoying the beautiful day.  We were expecting to see some in shorts and t-shirt, but we didn’t.  But we did see… Continue reading Seafood Chowder (Maritime Seafood Chowder)

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

Pork and Veal Meatballs in Tomato Sauce

During the week, after a long work day, it can be very difficult to summon energy to make dinner. Well, at least for me anyway. When I first got married, I went on overdrive with our week night meals.  I mean real overdrive.  I cooked all of our meals during the week and I made… Continue reading Pork and Veal Meatballs in Tomato Sauce

Guinness Beef Stew

I distinctly  remember the first time I ever tried beef stew.  I was about 13 years old and new to Canada.  One night for dinner, I was given a plate of white rice topped with this wonderful, rich, home made beef stew.   I remember what a fantastic meal it was – rich broth, creamy… Continue reading Guinness Beef Stew

Seafood Risotto with Wild Mushrooms

Last December, we needed a break badly and so we headed off to Muskoka to stay in a cottage – all by ourselves! It was real cold out there but it was also peaceful and quiet.  Everyday and every week we are constantly running around and rushing from one place to another.  Even though, we… Continue reading Seafood Risotto with Wild Mushrooms