My Weak-Ass Method for Making Polenta without Suffering 

I know that polenta is one of those foods that folks love to hate. Believe me, in spite of the heavy Italian influence in my kitchen repertoire, it wasn’t something I really enjoyed either as it kept being served to me in its runny, porridge format with fixins so samey in terms of flavour and…

Black Bean and Corn Flautas

I never really know what to say about flautas to those unfamiliar with them. I mean, they’re basically just tacos that are filled, rolled, and fried, but that doesn’t sound very sexy, does it? And to me, they are very, very sexy. I think it’s the frying that does my imagination in. Frying them helps them…

Cold Spring Rolls with Shrimp & Mango-Daikon Slaw

Things stuffed with things are some of my favourite foods and cold spring rolls are basically a Christmas miracle in the summer, especially ones like this one through which heat waves aren’t so much waves as they are the norm and we’ve all come to accept that 35 degrees is just life now, so we might…

Further Adventures with Horseradishes

Yesterday, for the first time, I tried my hand at turning this: Into this: Because yay homemade horseradish sauce! I was really spoiled when my mama #2 was alive as she kept me in plenty of the stuff which is not at all like the “damned goyisheh crap”, as my old man calls it, that…

In Which I Try Horseradish Greens

I’m one of those kids who will put anything in their mouth and, when I was at my bestie’s farm the other day, drilling the will to remember to pull some horseradish root from her massive horseradish patch into me wee noggin, I got to wondering about the edibility of horseradish greens. Thanks to the…

The Hot & Zesty Peanut-Tahini Dressing

The following is one of those recipes I forget about until I have a serious craving for something it will go well with, but also one I want to put on everything every time I make it. Tonight, the craving was for something that was hearty, but kind of the opposite of the rich, buttery,…

Shrimp Boils are for Sharing

Let it be known that I have beautiful, amazing, wonderful friends who know how to adult far better than I, especially in the housework department. When I was dealing with the pantry moth/house appraisal stuff, I called one such lifeline to help kick my arse into gear through the final stretch of housecleaning required before…