Carrot Ginger Soup – My Way

Evidently June is Carrot Month in Walsh Cooks world. Remember, one year ago I had my epic failure at Pickled Carrots – My Way. “Try try again” I will say to anyone who will listen, so I am taking my own advice, dusting myself off and carrying on. Last Friday I was out with a…

Lasagna

A grey, blustery day is a perfect sort of day to inspire me to cook. On today’s menu a big lasagna to share with my family, and probably enough left overs for lunch tomorrow too. I don’t follow a recipe because it always varies with whatever ingredients I happen to have in the fridge/pantry. Today’s…

Quinoa and Apple Salad

Quinoa is a super food. It’s rich with protein, is a good source of fibre, contains essential amino acids, and looks weird. Ergo, it must be good for you. I tried eating quinoa about a year ago. I boiled some up and ate it plain.  I didn’t feel instantly healthy or impressed. More recently, I discovered…

Lentil Soup

Tomorrow is Monday, the traditional “fresh start” day. I wanted to make a healthy soup that would last throughout the week. I also wanted to use up the veg I had in the fridge, the lentils that have been sitting on my bookshelf in a bag for 6 months, and one of my tins of…

Cask and Barrel Now Open

Oh dear lord, and it’s located directly between my office and my car (or the bus stop, depending on how things go). I have watched the Cask and Barrel being built, discounting in my mind that it would take months and months so wasn’t paying THAT close attention. However, as I left the office on…

Meatloaf Week 2

There are some things on this earth that should never be photographed. One of them is meatloaf. No matter how delicious it tastes, or how how you smother it with tomato sauce, add a  sprig of fresh parsley, and have it sit on your best plate it is still meatloaf. Perhaps I should take my…

Mmmmmmmm Meatloaf!

The title of this blog post could be referring to: …an album I listened to endlessly, ENDLESSLY back in the late 70’s (yes I am that old) in my parent’s living room, with the headphones on, memorizing every lyric and silently lip-synching so all anyone would hear is the smack smack smack of my mouth…

Gnocchi

I cannot believe I’ve written this blog for so long and not once mentioned my love for gnocchi! Mind you, my love for wine, pizza, perogies, cupcakes, roast beef, turkey, turnip puff and yam sandwiches, leaves little room for much else. But come on in gnocchi!! Move over yams! You cupcakes can squeeze in a…

Empanadas

I don’t know if it’s just me, but Argentina has been poking me in the back trying to get my attention. A friend is touring through there right now. The first leg of the Amazing Race took place in Argentina on last night’s show. The Falkland Islands are in the news… again.  And my grandfather’s…

Toast!

Our old toaster still toasts, but its uneven browning and tendency to arc electrical bits into the air made me think it was time to replace it. I’ve been accumulating Air Miles forever… but understand I’m not a crazy collector. When I signed up I had visions of redeeming my points for an around the…

Chicken Soup

Although Michael denies that he’s getting sick (probably worried I’d blog about him and his “man cold”… and he would be correct), he has not been his normal self these last few days. Naturally, my husband’s health and comfort is top of my mind, and the faster he becomes healthy again, the sooner I get…

Monday is a Fresh Start Day

It’s because I ate too much of this over the weekend: That I have to eat more of this during the week: But I’m not always a big fan of the crunch, so I compromise and cut up my veggies, toss with a bit of olive oil, maple syrup, a few bits of thyme and…