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
I am not sure about you, but I am definitely not one of those morning people. You know the kind – those people who get up at 6 a.m. to exercise or walk their dog or leisurely read the newspaper while having their morning coffee. Not only do these people have enough energy to… Continue reading Cherry Pie Fridge Oats
One pot meals are heaven sent on a weeknight. I don’t know about you, but the last thing I want to do is cook a meal after a long day at work. And fast food for us is definitely out of the question – we’re just too old for that now! We’re at peace with… Continue reading Pasta alla Carbonara with Bacon and Kale
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
I love love love chips. And I like all kinds really – potato, corn, rice, etc. I blame my childhood for my love affair with chips. I grew up eating mostly homemade food for meals and snacks. We had chips like once or twice a month! So as I got older and started… Continue reading Basic Guacamole
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
So my sister in law needed a dessert made fast to feed a hungry crowd. She put me to work and we whipped up this scrumptious apple and pear crisp. It was fast and easy to make and you likely have all of the ingredients in your pantry anyway. Sharing is caring!