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California walnuts

Butternut squash and walnut pasta sauce Ingredients: 1 medium onion, chopped 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 butternut squash, peeled and cut into small cubes (about 2 inches) 3/4 cup water handful fresh chopped parsley 1/2 cup walnuts, roughly chopped plus extra for garnish 1/2 cup freshly grated parmesan plus additional for sprinkling Directions: Cook onion […]

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Hall’s Kitchen soups

Ah soup. I could live on soup and sandwiches in the winter.  When I am organised, I make my own – a big batch of whatever on Sunday and bring it in to work for the rest of the week for my lunches.  Sometimes I don’t have time though  and it’s a real challenge to […]

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The Red Prince comes to Toronto!

The Red Prince comes to Toronto!

The Red Prince has arrived in Toronto! Nope, not royalty perse, but a new variety of apple, which I got the opportunity to try last week! According to the Red Prince website, the Red Prince apple was discovered in 1994 in an orchard located on the German/Holland border in a small town called Weert. The […]

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Extreme Cuisine!

Extreme Cuisine!

Remember this post all about the “Fear Factor” in Lao markets? Well I have to admit that whilst “extreme” foods are not really my cup of tea to eat, looking at them is a whole different matter. I braved the markets with my camera, trying not to pay too much attention to the actual origin […]

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Keeping it Fresh

Keeping it Fresh

Augh – the dreaded leftover vegetables. You know them, the ones you buy a week before you go away because you think that you will cook some healthy meals with them in preparation for your food festival holiday. Yup, there they are: So what to do? Give them to the neighbour in a lame attempt […]

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Avocados a go-go

Avocados a go-go

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about a rice tasting event I attended at George Brown College here in Toronto. The next day I received a lovely email from Andrea of Faye Clark Communications who represent not only the USA Rice Federation but also Avocados from Mexico. She loved my post and wondered whether […]

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