garlic + rosemary popcorn

What’s your favorite snack? Is it sweet or savory or chewy or crunchy? Picture this – you are about to watch a movie you’ve been waiting to see for months, the lights are dimmed, you have your fluffy blanket on you, you’re wearing your most comfortable pajamas and you’re about to press play.  Now what… Continue reading garlic + rosemary popcorn

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

Celery, Apple and Fennel Salad

If you’re craving something crunchy, savoury and fresh, then this salad is perfect for you.  Fennel, celery and apple have such subtle flavours that when they’re combined together, they make for a crisp, refreshing salad.  I’ve tweaked the dressing a bit to add a little bit of that something, something, in the form of fish… Continue reading Celery, Apple and Fennel Salad

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

Carrot and Daikon Pickle (Do Chua)

The more I browse through Instagram food posts, the more I realize that you can pretty much pickle anything.  For real! You can pickle blueberries,  garlic scape, green beans, tomatoes, okra and grapes just to name a few.  And pickled vegetables are really handy to have because you can eat them with anything – sandwiches,… Continue reading Carrot and Daikon Pickle (Do Chua)

Ribboned Asparagus & Macadamia Salad with Lemon Parmesan Dressing

Let’s talk about asparagus.  Anyone else think that it’s a weird sounding word? No? Okay, maybe it’s just me.  Anyway, it’s one of our favourite veggies because asparagus makes an easy side dish.  All you have to do is sprinkle some salt, pepper and lemon juice (if we want to get all fancy, we add… Continue reading Ribboned Asparagus & Macadamia Salad with Lemon Parmesan Dressing

Baked Asparagus Fries

One topic that most of us Canadians love to talk about is the weather. It’s true. No exaggeration here.  To prove it to you, here’s what I found googling Canadians and weather: “there are only three networks in the world dedicated to weather and two of them are in Canada.” If you need more proof, just… Continue reading Baked Asparagus Fries