Perfect Pickled Red Onions and Why I need them.

I have been on a quest.  I have been so in love with my new spiral slicer that I have been on a creative high finding reasons to use it almost every day and inventing dishes or variations of old classics just to have another reason to use it.  Well I have done it this […]

Vegetable Stock and Curry Sweet Potato Soup

We have now come out the other end of ‘tag you’re it’ stomach flu.  I always think I have somehow managed to avoid what ever the kids have brought home but oh how the mighty do fall. Auto-immune diseases and all I actually fared pretty well.  Everyone else in the family spent at least 12 […]

What I am up to and Roasted Tomatoes

I have been ‘Up to’ too many things.  Recipe development, Parent Council business, my own research, catching up on columns for other publications, planning the twins birthday party and preparing for my 5 day trip to New York (more on that later) So busy with so many big things that I am being pulled in […]

Everybody’s working for the weekend

I am at a stage in life where the weekend can be the busiest part of my week.  Rarely is there a weekend that Big Daddy doesn’t work part of so when he is around we have to become super productive multi-taskers.  Grocery shopping (I don’t drive so this can only really happen with him) […]


I found this at the local market here.  I have yet to taste it but I will let you know.  It isn’t organic but look at the colour!!  You know those cows are grass fed so it can’t be all bad.  The truly amazing thing about this locally made butter is the price!   I […]

It’s Jammin’

I made jam…..or maybe it is more of a dessert topping….but it is gooooood. I always find jam too sweet and like all the ‘twice the fruit’ types of fruit toppings so I didn’t add as much sugar to a recipe I found as called for and I am sure it is MUCH better than […]