Nature’s Rake, Two Ways

Gear up, there’s much to tell you. Hello, my dear reader. I’m so sorry I’ve been away for so long. I haven’t felt much like being very adventurous in the kitchen, what with all the Covid-19, social isolation, quarantine craziness going on. I felt very anxious just going to the grocery store for the bareContinue reading “Nature’s Rake, Two Ways”

Butterfly Honey Pepper Gin Fizz

Hello, dear reader! It’s Thirsty Thursday and boy do I have a tasty drink for you! There are many moving pieces to this drink, but it’s worth the work. The first thing you do is make the Honey Pepper Syrup; it’s found in this book: HONEY PEPPER SYRUP 1/2 cup boiling water 1/2 cup honeyContinue reading “Butterfly Honey Pepper Gin Fizz”

Mady’s Favourite Chocolate Chip Cookies

Cooking with kids…again. 😬 In an effort to keep the kids busy since our “Shelter In Place” decree, I have decided to teach them to cook and bake. One child of mine is enjoying this far more than the other. Charlotte has decided that she loves baking and asks me daily if we can makeContinue reading “Mady’s Favourite Chocolate Chip Cookies”

Korean Beef Bowls

Getting creative for meal time during this period of social isolation. I’m so glad you’re back, dear reader. I’ve been taking a bit of a break from blogging lately because of the state of the world. This COVID-19 pandemic has really got me down, and I can’t write blogs when I’m sad. I’ve been drinkingContinue reading “Korean Beef Bowls”

Quarantine Honey Garlic Chicken Wings

I’m glad you’re still with me, dear reader. It’s been a tough few days… It’s been a very unstable couple of weeks, to say the least. The Coronavirus Pandemic was declared. The stock markets tanked. People got frightened. Travel was banned in some countries. Borders were closed. Now, the whole world is shut down. WeContinue reading “Quarantine Honey Garlic Chicken Wings”

Party Crasher Brie Cheese with Garlic and Sun-dried Tomatoes, aka Best Friend Brie

Bonding over Brie. And bevies. Lots of bevies. Oh, hello again lovely reader! A lot of things happened when I turned 40 in 2017. Among the highlights: I lost 30 lbs, I started exercising, I discovered gin, and I met my best friend. It all happened one night in October, 2017 when I crashed aContinue reading “Party Crasher Brie Cheese with Garlic and Sun-dried Tomatoes, aka Best Friend Brie”

Not Your Ex-Girlfriend’s Stuffed Pasta

An Italian feast the whole carnivorous family will love. Hi again, lovely reader. You really can’t go wrong with meatballs in this house. The family loves them. I have made Curried Meatballs, Cheese-Stuffed Meatballs, Meatball Soup, Meatball Stroganoff… to zero complaints. Meatballs are great for leftovers, especially when heated up and made into meatball subs.Continue reading “Not Your Ex-Girlfriend’s Stuffed Pasta”

Dirty Titch Martini & Filthy Pickle Martini

I can’t even right now… Dear sweet reader, I hope you like gin, olives, and dill pickles as much as I do, because I have made the most delicious martinis I have ever had. I barely remember my first martini… the year was 2017, and I met my best friend and soul sister Joanne atContinue reading “Dirty Titch Martini & Filthy Pickle Martini”

Traditional Caesar Salad, Homemade Parmesan Croutons & Creamy Homemade Caesar Dressing

Hello again, my lovely reader! I have a good one for you today. Well, three good ones… I don’t know about you, but I love the idea of eating a Caesar salad where all the components are made from scratch. Back in the mid-90’s when I was a poor university student, I remember going toContinue reading “Traditional Caesar Salad, Homemade Parmesan Croutons & Creamy Homemade Caesar Dressing”