Growing up, I didn’t appreciate how lucky Ontarians are for having access to incredible fresh produce. Peaches that are so juicy, they drip all over your hand when you bite into them, corn on the cob that is tender and ruby red strawberries that are like little explosions of sweetness in your mouth. It wasn’t…
It’s January again. Let’s do it!
Tourtière is a traditional Canadian (Quebec) recipe, often served around the Christmas holidays. I used to make this with my Grandmother who was from Quebec.
Stop buying Spring Rolls at Restaurants…
If you’re white like me, you may go to Thai restaurants because you love the fresh spring rolls but have no idea how to make them. They’re so tasty but healthy! Now I beg you – Stop the madness! Honestly, I recently discovered just HOW EASY these babies are to make and you do not…
Simple Coleslaw with a Secret Ingredient
Want an easy but delish coleslaw recipe? Try my mum’s from the 70’s – still great today and nothing at all like the green slop from a fast food chain!
It’s Spring! Mother’s Day & Local Asparagus Season!
This is the easiest, fastest recipe that tastes great and looks kinda fancy. Plus, you get to eat Canadian asparagus, mushrooms and cheese!
Learning to love Risotto
The first time I ever had risotto was in 1990. I remember because I was in first year university and it was the first time I’d had dinner with both of my parents at the same time, since they divorced when I was seven. I wasn’t sure if it would be awkward but it ended…
Seriously Awesome Caramel Pecan Squares
After living in England for almost 10 years, my first Christmas back in Canada caught me off guard. It’s a long, soap opera story but I found myself newly divorced, with a baby under one year and although we weren’t struggling with poverty by any means, I had neglected to budget for any Christmas presents. …
Meatless Mondays: Pasta Primavera
I used to eat a lot of beans. So much so, many have people have assumed I must be a veggie. My sister still teases me when I offer to make dinner, asking, “Will it have beans in it?” This fast, weeknight dinner idea has lots of veggies & beans for the non-bean lovers in your life.
Fast Macaroni and Cheese. Not from a box.
When you’re kids want Mac ‘n Cheese try this fast, creamy version with butternut squash. Also perfect for feeding a hungry gang in under 30 minutes.
My oh My, Apple Pie
Don’t buy apple pie, it’s so much better from scratch and really very simple. Love this seasonal fall favourite and use the leftover pastry for jam tarts too!
Last days of Summer! How to Roast a Marshmallow
Growing up in Canada, I took for granted how amazing it is to have a campfire and roast marshmallows during the summer. Despite living in England for 10 years, it never explicitly occurred to me that other children wouldn’t have this experience. To celebrate the end of what has been a great summer I thought…
Ontario Peaches, Blueberries, Maple & Mascarpone cheese
This is my new favourite dessert! I love my job and am so fortunate to work with great people and amazing campaigns! After a live TV event, I got to eat one of the demonstrated recipes. Click this link for the real recipe. I know, it’s a hard life :). It was this simple, but…