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Charcutepalooza October: Stretching

This month’s Charcutepalooza challenge was one I really enjoyed.  First of all, nearly all of the options (rillettes, confit and roulade) appealed to me – the galantine I will perhaps try at some point in the future.  In any case, as soon as Neil saw that he was able to make duck confit again, he […]

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French Fridays with Dorie: Buckwheat blini with caramelized shallots, witled arugula and crème fraîche

Ok so I cheated a little with this week’s French Fridays with Dorie recipe. It was supposed to be buckwheat blinis with smoked salmon and crème fraîche but anyone who knows me will know that smoked salmon is one of the foods I simply cannot eat (just a dislike, not an allergy).  In any case, […]

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sweet chili chicken recipe

Les Petits Chefs and the Ultimate Tomato Cookoff with Hunt’s

I’m excited to present this Petits Chefs post on behalf of Hunt’s Tomatoes and UrbanMoms.ca.  When they approached me to see if I would like to be involved in this campaign, my initial response was “I don’t have children” but then I thought, what better way to prove that dinner doesn’t have to be stressful […]

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Travel Tuesday: Nachos, Costa Baja style

As some of you know, I recently returned from La Paz, Baja California Sur in Mexico, where I was on a sponsored TweetUp for the Mexico Tourism Board organised by the amazing folks at Ogilvy.  Sadly, this will be the final post in this series of dishes inspired by this trip and today I will […]

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French Fridays with Dorie: Olive oil cornish hens

This week’s French Fridays with Dorie recipe will make you rethink roast chicken.  Often Neil will roast a chicken on Sunday afternoon and we will eat that for dinner with enough for leftovers through the week. But you know, sometimes you don’t want to be dealing with leftovers and even the smallest chicken will yield […]

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