A Hunter’s Daughter’s Beef Stew

I come across a fair number of people who cannot get into stew. On one hand, I can understand because I grew up on the stuff and I’m sure 99% of them were not very nice, but that 1% that was good? Excellent, even? They totally kept me keen on the dish. Many of the…

Soup of the Week: Duck Faux Phở

This soup of the week post is WAY early because I couldn’t wait to share this project. It also isn’t so much a recipe as it is an adventure. I had tried my hand at making homemade phở stock once before. I can’t recall if I followed a recipe or not, but I do recall NOT…

Megan’s Pastry

I promised this recipe to a bunch of folks back when I put on my big girl panties and decided to try my hand at pastry-making and made that gorgeous (if I do say so myself) savoury galette. I completely forgot that I did make that promise until I was charged with putting together a…

Soup of the Week: Chicken/Turkey & Fluffy, Fluffy Dumplings

Ok, I may be playing fast and loose with the term “soup” in applying it to chicken and dumplings, but when I last served this dish to my son, once we had finished arguing about his disliking of dumplings (how does the fruit of my loins dislike dumplings?!?!) he said “but the soup part was…

Love Me, Love my Bullet Journal Habit

Back in late August/early September, I began keeping a bullet journal and boy howdy, am I ever glad that I did. I’ve always been partial to loosey-goosey, no lines required journaling/habit tracking/goal- and list-making. I toyed around with oodles of different layout styles in simple, blank paged notebooks from about grade five on and finally…

Soup of the Week: Sausage & Bean with Turnip Noodles

Yesterday was Inauguration Day and, while I did originally intend to engage in some peaceful protest/declaration of intent with some rather rad folks in the form of a press-in, I ended up under an aggressive deadline, instead. As such, opting for bloodymindedly, blissful and willful disengagement via making said deadline, The Go-Go’s (because what’s better than…

Winter Picnic Fare: Hominy Vegetable Bake/Salad

As much as I love and endeavor to make the most of seasonal foods, I get antsy/nostalgic/cravings about and for the foods of the seasons I am distinctly not in. Come the first break in a mid-summer heat wave, you’ll find me putting together a roasted squash soup and all of the bread things to…

Baked “BBQ” Chicken Wings

I love wings every once in a while, but I’m a really picky bint when it comes to them. Old school wings tend to be a bit slimy and new school, breaded wings tend to be too bready, overpowering the meat. I also find that most sauces are either overly sweet or overly vinegary or…

I Am a Wild Party

I am typically all about the birthdays. I really love them. I like to spoil friends for their birthdays and I like to spoil friends for my birthdays. I usually even throw myself two parties each year – one holding court at a local watering hole where folks can pop in and say “hey!” and…

Developing Developments

No soup of the week post this week, I’m afraid. Fact is, I’ve barely thought about food at all this week as I’ve been holed up in my nerd cave for most of it putting together a proposal for something exciting that I am very passionate about and OMG! Guys! That shit is HARD! I…

Soup of the Week: Roasted Red Pepper & Squid

Squids can be tricksy devils as they want to either be flash fried at really high heat for, like, 2.2 seconds, or braised for a good long while. Anything in between results in fish-flavoured bubblegum. Here, on the ocean fruit bereft mainland, squids typically come to us frozen (which actually kind of cooks the squid), so…

Gifts from Me, to Me, with Love

Having a birthday early in the new year not only means my presents are often wrapped in leftover Christmas paper, but also serves as a reminder to take some down time and do some me stuff – things like working on the millions of little projects I like to have on the go at any…