jambalaya

Jambalaya seems like an undertaking, but when you understand that it’s really just a stew, created in the same spirit most stews are – using bits and bobs from the pantry, but that are specific-ish to the region – it’s not at all a daunting dish. It’s a favourite chez nous and I’ve made a…

on The Purple One + his awesomeness + boning

  I was eight years old and living in smallsville Ontario when Purple Rain was released. I was newly the child of a Broken Family™, making my way ANYWHERE that wasn’t home via a pair of roller skates that I picked up from a yard sale for 25¢, decked out in striped roller girl shorts,…

dirty tuna casserole

This is yet another post spawned by a recipe request from a sprog. The daughter texted to ask: “Where’s mah money?” Then: “Will tuna work with your casserole recipe?” “Which casserole recipe?” – Me agog at the fact that I have any kind of casserole recipe. “The mac ‘n’ cheese – standard one.” I had…

two months

It has been a little over two months since I quit my soul-sucking job at the software mine. Where did the time go? I still feel a little insecure about my ability to make this creative free agent gig work, but so far, it’s going better than expected and I’ve learned a LOT. I’ve learned…

a new blog for a new era

Hello, friends! I have felt for a while that it was high time to amalgamate some of my online endeavors and create a more central space that felt more…me. If you’ve come here from my monkey brains and squid kibbles blog, fear not! You’ll still find the same kitchen-tested recipes I’ve shared and all of…

bouillon {tutorial}

  I get asked a lot about making stocks. probs because I post a lot of pictures to the social medias like this: with the caption “stock day!!!” and this: with the caption “stock day!!!” and this: with the caption “stock day!!!” and many more, but I’m sure you get it. stock days make me…