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

grilled flank steak with chimichurri sauce

I have a confession to make. I used to be very afraid of large chunks of meat.  No, not because I’m a vegetarian.  I like meat and I eat it often.  But I was afraid of large cuts of meat because I didn’t know how to prepare them.  Arkadi on the other hand has no such… Continue reading grilled flank steak with chimichurri sauce

Slow Roasted Tomatoes

  Today was a perfect fall day here in Toronto.  Although, Arkadi will likely disagree because he hates the cold.  Maybe I thought it was a nice day because I stayed pretty much indoors and watched the leaves get blown here there by the wind and the sun slowly disappear below the horizon.  In any… Continue reading Slow Roasted Tomatoes