Gentle readers, please do not be miffed with me.The sad truth is, I've sinned. In the past three weeks, I've ordered in pizza and wings, I've used pre-packaged convenience foods, I've resorted to pasta with bottled sauce. I even found myself microwaving a frozen burrito with a filling of dubious ... Read More about The Unhappy Housewife
Autumn food rocks my socks.Please don't tell my BBQ this, since I'm sure it would probably torch my sausages out of spite, but my true allegiance still lies with stews, pot roasts and soups. By the time August rolls around, I'm usually antsier than a six year old on Christmas Eve, trying to figure ... Read More about Fall Back
What's a shiksa to do when The Boy's family asks her to bring a dessert to a Sephardic-themed Rosh Hashana dinner? Why, search the internet for inspiration, of course.My first choice, honey cake, was promptly discarded when The Boy informed me that "honey cake is DONE". Ack. Thankfully, after a bit ... Read More about A Sweet New Year
My friend the Monolithic Git once commented that my fridge is suprisingly free of pre-made convenience foods, which apparently is a rare find with most 20-somethings of my generation. The fact is, I find that most of the prepackaged nonsense from the grocery store just isn't all that "convenient" ... Read More about Fried Red Potatoes
The past week or two has flown by in a blur of activity, and I'd be really hard-pressed to tell you exactly where my time has gone... but my time is gone nonetheless.Lately the days are just a bit crisper, the nights a little earlier, and I'm quite thankful to wake up to find a brisk morning breeze ... Read More about It’s Fall.. Whether You Like It or Not.
When I saw the bags of fresh peas at the local supermarket earlier this week, I jumped on them like a fat kid on a smartie with the intention of making one of my most favourite comfort foods of all, just like my grandmother used to make.This dish isn't particularly pretty to look at (hence the lack ... Read More about Just Like Grandma Used to Make
When it comes to fresh produce, August is by far and above my favourite month of all. I could easily gorge myself silly on fresh sweet corn, blueberries, peaches, nectarines and melons of all kinds, all of which are so ridiculously cheap I have to wonder why anyone would still consider getting a ... Read More about A Peach of a Pie
About mid-way through BBQ season (which in Canada really amounts to about 3 months) plain ol' burgers just get boring, but thankfully the basic recipe allows for plenty of room to play around. There really are endless variations on the basic theme, considering the meat, seasonings and mix-ins are ... Read More about Newfangled Burgers