Harvest Vegetable Pot Pie

It’s about that time of year that we start thinking about hibernation foods.  Most of us do not have the luxury of hiding in our homes to ride out the brutal winter months (or safely shelter from COVID outbreaks), but nevertheless, having our pantry and fridges well stocked with hearty and ready to go food…

Scrambled Tofu Quesadillas

I’m not sure why exactly, but I’ve always had high expectations of breakfast.   Maybe because it’s the introductory meal of the day and can sometimes set the tone for the rest of the morning.  For example, start by eating something that your bored with and that mood will likely continue.  I find breakfast foods are…

Tofu Mini-Quiche with Kale Guacamole

The benefit of the COVID lock-downs (one of the few) is that I get more time for cooking. The downside (one of the many) is that there’s no one to share all that food with.  For me,  one of the greatest pleasures of cooking is indulging your friends and loved ones with your latest successful…

Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Spinach Pesto

Fall is in the air, the trees are turning, the breeze is chilling – excluding the glorious, high 20s degree  weather this past weekend –  and the COVID cases are rising,  It feels like the perfect time to shelter in place and bury ourselves in the comfort of good home cooking, of substantial warming meals…

The Best Handmade Dishware

We eat with our eyes first – so says the ancient adage presumably coined by Apicius, a 1st century Roman gourmet and potentially the world’s first cookbook author.  With such historical thrust behind it, as well as a wealth of modern-day research and documentation of this phenomena, we can be fairly assured of this statement’s validity.   Some…

Coconut Panna Cotta

My first exposure to Panna Cotta came from Instagram where variations of the cream and gelatin-based treat have shown up increasingly on my feed.  The platform makes an ideal showcase for the simple but very photogenic Italian dessert. Every time I’ve seen one, moulded into a perfect cylinder or served elegantly in a glass, as…

Beefless Ravioli

I recently wrote nostalgically of an early food memory I have of Blueberry Muffins. Now it’s time for another food memory that I think a lot of us of a certain era may share. Did ya’ll eat a lot of the canned Chef Boyardee Ravioli as a kid? I certainly did. Along with Kraft Dinner,…

Blueberry Muffins

One of my first fully formed food memories revolves around blueberry muffins.  When I was about 4 or 5 years old, I’d accompany my mom and brother to his weekend swimming lessons in the next town over.  While he was at his lessons, my mom and I would go to a nearby restaurant for breakfast….

Linguine with Artichoke and White Bean Sauce

I don’t cook with artichoke’s nearly enough. When I do I’m always pleasantly surprised by the results but their flavour potential and nutritional bounty seems to get neglected in favour of more glamorous vegetables.  I’m now vowing to look past the prickly exterior (yeah, let’s be honest I’m going to be using the canned variety…

Classic Potato Salad

This summer’s socially distanced picnics might not quite be the same comforting and pleasurable seasonal rituals that we’ve come to know and love, but that doesn’t mean we can’t still enjoy all our favourite picnic foods. Potato salad has always been my favourite picnic food. The first time I tried it was at a picnic…