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

Baked Tilapia with Pecan Rosemary Topping

As a child, tilapia was on a regular rotation in our weekly menu.  Every week, my aunt would make sure we had two or three meals with fish and veggies and the rest of the time was the usual- chicken, pork or beef.  Growing up, we only ever ate tilapia deep fried served with a… Continue reading Baked Tilapia with Pecan Rosemary Topping

Potato and Leek Soup Topped with Crispy Bacon

We were watching one of our favorite shows recently and one of the characters, a footman, had to do a culinary test and he was asked by the head chef about Vichyssoise.  So this soup, we found out, is very similar to potato and leek soup except for the fact that Vichyssoise is usually eaten… Continue reading Potato and Leek Soup Topped with Crispy Bacon