Category: Ingredients

How to “peel” an avocado 2

How to “peel” an avocado

Maybe it seems like a fairly basic concept to established chefs and everyday foodies but every time I write about guacamole or avocado on my own blog I get a handful of folks asking...

Work Lunch Blues 0

Work Lunch Blues

My partner and I both work Monday to Friday, banker type hours. We, like many others out there, are on a fairly tight budget, and can’t afford to eat lunch out every day of...

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What’s in your Gluten-free Pantry?

Cooking up tasty meals when you are going gluten-free doesn’t need to be a terribly complicated affair.  Just like cooking in a “wheaty” kitchen, having a well stocked pantry makes it much easier to...

Pilpil- treats from France 0

Fond Memories à la France

I moved to France at 18 years old and ended up working as a nanny for a wonderful family there. “Nanny” is a term I will use loosely since my charge was a girl...

Really Officer, it’s just Oregano! 1

Really Officer, it’s just Oregano!

I was recently recalling a bonus find on our trip to Mexico years ago. We were at a huge grocery store called Chedraui, in Cancun and I couldn’t believe the bounty of stuff available....

Halifax Seaport Farmer’s Market 1

Halifax Seaport Farmer’s Market

This gorgeous shiny glass building is the new Halifax Seaport Farmer’s Market in Nova Scotia. A beautiful environmentally friendly structure built to exacting standards.  See the wind turbines on the roof?  It uses solar,...

Sizzling Salads 2

Sizzling Salads

For months now I have been curious about Kraft Sizzling Salads.  Lucky for me a colleague passed off a sample she received as swag at a recent conference she attended.  Normally when I add...

Where the Wild Things Are 1

Where the Wild Things Are

You don’t have to look very far to realize we are absolutely spoiled on this coast to an abundance of culinary riches. Wild mushrooms, acres of fertile farmland producing the best produce you could...