Mug Meals

Mug meals. Make your meal, in a mug. In the microwave. What could be easier? I was approached by Robert Rose Inc. a publisher of cookbooks and given a choice selection of cookbooks to review. One of the choices, and I’ll admit the least appealing of my selections, was one titled, “250 Best Meals in…

Rice Cooker

I’m an easy sale. I was talking with co-worker and rice fanatic, Zerlina, at work the other day, and the merits of a rice cooker came up.  She mentioned how delicious the rice is from a cooker, how the fragrant jasmine rice will make the house smell good, explained the versatility of the machine and…

Easy Spicy Coconut Lentil Soup

Bet you didn’t know May is Love your Lentils Month. It is. Chef Michael Smith says so. A call was made to food bloggers and home chefs to get creative and submit a recipe, so I did – after I took inventory of my spice cupboard to see what I had in there. You probably…

Kermit!

No, that’s not Kermit the Frog. What that is, is a smoothie. Made with spinach. Pear. Strawberries. Banana. Water. But mainly spinach. I don’t mind my green leafies, as long as they are prepared by a chef with some sort of combination of goat cheese and warmed pecans with a drizzle of some sort of…

Izakaya Tomo

I get an e-mail at work. Its content is only this hyperlink, and nothing else: http://www.izakayatomo.net/index.php?FrontPage Of course I like the mystery of receiving an e-mail like this, even though I know the person who sent me the link, and know that they have a taste for good food, a clean restaurant and don’t tolerate…

A 2012 Photo Essay

Wishing all our family, friends, fellow bloggers, Facebook friends, the Twitterverse, and  everyone involved in the food and wine industry, success, happiness and good health in 2013. Providing photographic evidence that Michael and I do more than just eat. I have captioned some of the photos – to read the longer ones, click the picture…

Pomegranate Spinach Salad

Eating a bit too much chocolate at work? Going out for Christmas lunches, company Christmas dinners, evenings out with friends, and indulging in all things rich, delicious, boozy and associated with the Christmas season? Hell, have you been staying at home to avoid the crowds and eating too much take-out, bags of potato chips, and…

Corso 32

“Can it be that good?” “What is all the fuss about?” “I don’t know what I’ll have!” These are snips of conversation Michael and I had while we waited for our month-in-advance reservation at Corso 32. Well my friends, if you heard my Tweets last night, you might have thought I was experiencing some pleasures…

Easy Pasta Sauce

Pasta sauce recipe is below. First, you have to hear about our weekend. We had an interesting weekend being survivors of the Edmonton earthquake.  You don’t believe me, do you? Check it out: Tremors from 7.7-magnitude earthquake in B.C. felt in Edmonton | CTV Edmonton News. Being on the 6 o’clock news was more fun than…

Manor Bistro

My husband and I wanted to have a special night out – and it’s getting a bit tricky since we eat out regularly and celebrate each day as a gift. But this evening was a bit extra-extra special as I had been out of town that week, and Michael and I were missing each others…

Gluten Free Chocolate Cake

This is a gluten free recipe, but it is hardly calorie free, and it is the calories that make this moist chocolate cake so delicious. I received this recipe from my work sensei, Claudette, who shared it with me after I  experimented with quinoa in my Quinoa and Apple Salad.  That salad was a huge…

Laurel’s Pumpkin Pie

Yesterday in my Facebook timeline I got the delightful news that Cally’s Teas talented baker, Laurel, would be making pumpkin pie to order for Thanksgiving weekend. As I was on turnip puff and dessert duty for our family’s Thanksgiving dinner this happy news about the pie made me do my autumnal “I get pumpkin pie…