Between eating out the freezer, getting take-out, and creating weird concoctions for meals, I was ready for real food again, real food that doesn’t cost more than it’s worth, real food that takes longer than the time it takes to get to work to digest, and real food that felt like the fiance and I […]
Much as I couldn’t stand the smell of chemicals, there are times when strong chemicals seem to fit the bill. This was one of them. I bleached the floor where the old freezer was (it smelled of dead things and mold. Actually, there were dead things and mold. I won’t tell you what the live things were), scrubbed the shower stall, and inserted a new, stinky, bad-for-you PVC shower curtain.
Anyway, I digress.
The last while I had been cooking my way through the freezer and pantry at the old apartment. The week before leaving the old apartment, I cooked up the couscous dish you see above, along with lamb Ben brought back from the market, with steamed potatoes. The potatoes were on the over-steamed side. Oh well. I didn’t have any vegetables left and was really craving vegetables. So, inspired by the Netflix series ‘Chef’s Table,’ where a Scandinavian cook gathered what was available on the land, I gathered a handful of edible weeds. That’s right, edible weeds.
I made this peanut butter banana chocolate smoothie yesterday morning and this morning for two different reasons. Yesterday morning because my legs were sore from standing all day at work the day before and I needed protein, and this morning because I’m doing a long piece of writing and that is intimidating. Here’s breakfast, no […]
On this chilly spring morning I decided to start the day off being more intentional about breakfast as I leave for work at quarter to three and don’t get off until later on in the evening. Usually I eat brunch on the go and that’s enough until suppertime, but with today’s schedule, I wanted to […]
We’re having breakfast dinner tonight! All made and washed in 20 minutes flat. The rice was cooked with a twist – it was steamed in the cooker with the usual amount of water, a splash of vegetable broth, along with vinegar and Worcestershire sauce. I was inspired by the vinegary/stickiness of sushi rice. This is a […]
This easy mac & cheese dish took about 15min hands-on time and 20min oven time. Two friends – Josh and Nathan, and I threw this together as a four person meal, and were we stuffed! It was good stuff – worth the wait, creamy and crispy at the same time. After ogling at several people’s […]
It’s been a looong time since I blogged. Three reasons: it’s cold and dark so I haven’t felt up to doing much extensive cooking, the end of 2014 proved to be very stressful, and well, frankly, my cooking mojo kinda reduced itself to an ember. This meant many cans of soup and chips. I soon […]
What do you do with the dregs of chicken stock? It seemed a waste to toss out the soggy vegetables, used spices, and bits of chicken too small to use on its own. This stuff was drenched in minerals and flavour, easily absorbed by the body. So instead, I got rid of the bones, pureed […]
Happy Canadian Thanksgiving! Although it is now fall and berries are out of season, I would like to post this lovely and quick berry jam recipe. It takes under 10 minutes to make and contains no added sugar, yet is deliciously sweet. This recipe can make up a small quantity of jam, so is perfect […]
Since I lost half of the blog post I’m currently writing thanks to the errancy of computers, I’ll post a simple but handy tip today about icing sugar. It also goes by the names confectioner’s sugar and powdered sugar. I never finish a bag of store bought icing sugar, so I never buy it. Sometimes though, there are recipes […]