You know how sometimes you see a picture of a dish, and you think to yourself "Man, that looks so tasty!", without even knowing what's in it? Well, I had that moment this week. I didn't even look at what the dish was called at first, I just saw a bowl of soup that was … Continue reading Spicy Thai Vegetable Soup (For the Soul)
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Just in time for Thanksgiving, have I got the best unconventional dessert for you (Or, in our case, breakfast)! Alright, so I'm due this week to have baby arrive in the world, so we decided this thanksgiving not to go far from home in case anything happened. Of course, here we still sit waiting, but … Continue reading Apple Pie German Pancake!
Greetings! While I haven't posted religiously on this blog (at least, not compared to some others), you may have noticed a little more space in between posts. While I can't say this is going to change any time soon, I haven't abandoned the site! You see, the day is fast approaching where my partner and … Continue reading Where in the world…?
Did you know that middle school children can't tell the difference between the news and an advertisement? Maybe that doesn't surprise you, or maybe it does. Either way, it should make you consider the effect that advertising has on children. As a soon-to-be-mom (two months left before motherhood, OMGWTF), I have already thought about the … Continue reading Food Advertising towards Children
First off, I have to ask forgiveness for the lack of pictures for this post. This was my second attempt at the recipe, and I wasn't sure it was going to work as I had made a lot of changes to the first round. But, I found myself pleasantly surprised and without pictures of the … Continue reading Sourdough Ciabatta (And some bread theory)
It’s the final stretch of Culinary School at George Brown College. I’ve just finished one of my classes and was asked by my chef to speak with him in the hall along with a friend of mine. We met him with anxiety, thinking we had failed an assignment or erred in some way. Instead, it … Continue reading Terroir 2017: An Introduction
In the culinary world, there are some great mysteries that the lay-person knows nothing of. The Sous Vide machine, for example. My mother, I can guarantee, does not know what it is. But she has a microwave, and usually boils her water for tea in it every morning. My father owns a bread machine. He … Continue reading The Famous Cook
Changing your diet can be a difficult undertaking. We tend to stick with what we know, our favourite flavours and textures that we know how to cook with best. I remember growing up that my stepfather would be more than happy to have peas, potatoes and chicken for dinner every night. Sometimes, it would be a … Continue reading Vegan (or Bust?)
Sometimes I feel like I've overdone it. Maybe a week of overindulgence, lack of activity, it doesn't really matter necessarily. Sometimes, I feel like I'm not my best, and I need to refuel myself properly, without overdoing it. That's when I start buying greens and vegetables and spices in excess. This time around, I grabbed … Continue reading Super Green Salad with Golden Tahini Dressing
I grew up in a farm town. There weren’t more than two thousand people in town, and the surrounding landscape was made of crop fields and dairy farms. Cows are a normal part of the backdrop to me, as are tractors and long open expanses separated by thin tree lines and drainage systems. Almost everyone … Continue reading Hug a Farmer!