Square Season

I’ve got the baking bug. Perhaps the result of months of watching the Great British Baking Show, the Great Canadian Baking Show and the Great American Baking Show. Watching nice people bake nice things and saying nice supportive things to each other has warmed my heart and given me the encouragement to dig out my…

Beef Bone Broth

I rarely watch the food channels on television. I get agitated by loud electric guitar rifts¬† used for background music while trying to listen to high-strung extroverts show off their culinary skills. I know I’m being mean and generalizing, but it’s how I feel about television in general (unless its something quaint and soothing like…

Spaghetti alla Puttanesca

Also known as Prostitute’s or Whore’s spaghetti. Why? I’ve learned the aromatics from this dish is supposed to tickle the olfactory system, thus enticing a working girl’s customers to come pay a visit. Before I go further, let me give credit where it is due. I came across the recipe I’m using from an article…

Easy Tomato Sauce for Pasta and Picky Eaters

Every person knows one. A picky eater. I used to be one (except overripe bananas, oysters, octopus and Marmite are still problematic).¬† I’m married to a picky eater (no nuts in his food). I am friends with one (no onions except red onions). I work with one (tomato sauce without bits of things in it)….

Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto

This afternoon Michael took command of kitchen and gave me strict instructions to STAY OUT. Shortly after I hear rummaging in the fridge. Rummaging in the storage room. Chopping. The sound of our tiny food processor whirring. Several audible questioning humphs, followed by increasingly more positive sounding mmm… mmmm…. MMMMMMMs! After a few minutes, I…

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…

Shirred Eggs and Toast

Nothing like starting a healthy eating plan to get creative and want to try to new things. In my first week of my new healthy eating plan, I though repetition would be key. So I had the same thing for lunch throughout the week. By the second week, this became a little tired. Now, I…

Rice Pudding

Here’s a simple rice pudding recipe that uses up the excess rice you cooked for dinner because you thought cooking up the last little bit of rice in the bottom of the large bag would be enough for two at supper, plus three lunches throughout the week. Little did you know that the little bit…