Canadian Tire Kitchen Crew Mission 2: Vegetarian options for Thanksgiving

Next up in my Canadian Tire Kitchen Crew series of missions? Test out the Black and Decker Convection Rotisserie Toaster Oven.  Yes, you read that right – a “rotisserie toaster oven”. Sounds like an oxymoron, no?  I was quite intrigued to test the rotisserie part of the oven.  Since my Mission was as follows: Thanksgiving. … Read more

Dorie Greenspan warm weather pot au feu

French Fridays with Dorie: Warm weather vegetable pot au feu

I’m always excited when French Fridays with Dorie recipes are ones I might not have chosen to make myself. This week was Warm Weather Vegetable Pot-au-Feu (pp 378 – 379) – a lighter take on the traditional “meat and potatoes” hearty winter stew Pot-au-Feu that Dorie says has too many possibilities to ignore during the … Read more

Daring Cooks: Cold soba noodle salad and tempura

The February 2011 Daring Cooks’ challenge was hosted by Lisa of Blueberry Girl. She challenged Daring Cooks to make Hiyashi Soba and Tempura. She has various sources for her challenge including japanesefood.about.com, pinkbites.com, and itsybitsyfoodies.com. I was excited to see this month’s Daring Cooks was something a little lighter than last month’s Cassoulet.  Another bonus … Read more