Hurry Up and Wait

Oy. Moving sucks. With just a week to go, I’m feeling restless and bored with the menial duties a move demands and overwhelmed and underwhelmed and eager for it to be April-the-somethingth-after-the-move when we’re settled and our favourite things are no longer buried in a mountain of boxes. Things are progressing nicely, but there’s still…

Open-Faced Tuna Melts

The first time I served these open-faced tuna melts to a friend, her response was “OMG! These are delicious and almost taste…healthy?!?!” Super-healthy they are not, but I do like to err toward the salad side of tuna salad as opposed to its oft cloyingly rich alternative when I make them. They’re still plenty rich,…

Galette aux Asperges et Herbes de Provence

I had zero intended purpose for this delightful savoury pie beyond the fact that I really wanted to make it, it’s rather equinoxy and making it came together like kismet – it had been banging around in my head for a while, I had half a batch of dough in the freezer calling my name, the…

Cacio e pepe

I’m sure I haven’t thought about, let alone made cacio e pepe in over a decade, but I was watching an Anthony Bourdain thing (damned Anthony Bourdain!) in which he brought it up and bam! Instant craving achieved. I had to have it, like, right meow. Unfortunately, I couldn’t fit it into my foodie roster…

Soup of the Week: Roasted Poblano and Three Sisters

If you’re not familiar with the concept of Three Sisters in agriculture, I strongly suggest you educate yourself because it’s rather cool and there’s a lot of compelling folklore and art around it. My Coles’ Notes version: The Three Sisters are corn, winter squash and beans. Different variations on this trio is grown all over…

Vegan Chocolate-Peanut Butter Brownies

Last week, I had a hankering for brownies and made the first batch I have in over a decade, I’m sure. A baker and a sweets person, I am not. They were…ok. Far too sweet for my liking, so I got to sorting the recipe in my noggin to suit my taste buds who want…

Soup of the Week: Vegan Blanquette

I have been wanting to experiment with making a vegan blanquette for a very long time, certainly since I made the salmon blanquette I posted about not too long ago. The thing is, when I experiment with veganizing classic dishes, I kinda like to have proper vegans around to test them out for me and…

Toad in the hole

Toad in the hole is another recipe for which I get oodles of requests, but have never felt confident in posting about because I’m always tweaking it because, even though it’s a simple dish, considered vulgar peasant food by some, I’m rather picky about what makes a really good toad-in-the-hole: It needs to have the…

Soup of the Week: Root Veg Minestrone

Please pardon the delayed soup of the week post. Truth is, Rob and I have been going through the grueling and disheartening process of trying to find a new place to live. April 1st is a crap move date in this town. Properties were getting snatched up before we could even get in to see them,…