Spare the Rod and Spoil the Child

While out shopping with the son last week, I was reminded that I’m a shite mum. I had intended, as a housewarming gift, to set Phoenix up with a basic collection of herbes et épices for his new digs. As the frenzy and frantic of his moved bumped right up against the frenzy and frantic…

She’s Not There

  Every time I think about my neglect of this here blog thang, the tune above is what comes to mind except, instead of being all lit on illicit drugs and shit, I’ve been strung out on sunshine and leafy green things and probs a bunch of wine, but mostly not sitting in front of…

Creamy, 3-Cheese Fiddlehead Lasagna

It has been a fiddlehead frenzy here in the Kawarthas as they’ve popped up quite a bit earlier this year than they have in the past couple. Due to a drought. It didn’t really occur to me that the conditions we’ve been dealing with could be considered a drought, but it was and it’s over…

$40 in Mysteries

The weather has been miserable here and work has been a bit slow for the last few days and I’ve been feeling pretty unmotivated and uninspired. The wind totally got knocked out of my sails when I decided last Wednesday was a great day to get my wee balcony (read: glorified fire escape) garden going,…

Passover 2017 Recipe Round-Up

As we were finishing up our move (ha! like that work will ever be done), I was attempting to make arrangements to have one of our amazing helper elves over for a thank you supper and found myself saying “but perhaps after Passover” to which he responded “yes…please?” I’ve thought about this exchange quite a lot…

Kugel Crust Quiche…Thing

For tonight’s meal, I was going to make a savoury, turkey and tapenade matzah brei inspired by this recipe, but we have a rogue box of matzoh. Like, we had two, full, unopened boxes and one just fell off the face of the planet during the move. We have so many other beloved things that…

Soup of the Week: Turkey and Matzoh Ball

This is my third year following (mostly) the Kosher for Passover diet with the mister and also the first in which I decided to take on matzoh ball soup. Y’all know I’m up for a challenge, especially if the challenge is of the foodie variety and extra-especially if that foodie challenge is of the soupy…

New World Old School Passover Supper

Passover is upon us once again and, even though I have been dealing with the most arduous move of my life, I feel quite a lot more on top of my game than I have in previous years when the holiday and all of its foodie limitations have crept up on me like a sneaky…

The Robot What Makes Us Food

For his birthday, Rob’s parents gifted him with a swankitty-arse electronic pressure cooker that has, like, 12964593 buttons and sings us songs (but still refuses to do the dishes). To be honest, I’m pretty resistant to introducing gadgets, especially the kinds with large footprints, to the kitchen. We have very little counter space and far too…

Introducing Soup of the Week!

Some thematic listening for this post:   It’s no secret to anyone who knows me that I am a veritable soup fiend and this whole working from home gig is just enabling that as every day, around 3-4 o’clock, I get a little peckish and the perfect fix for that is a big, ol’ cuppa…

Pulled Pork and Slaw for Plenty

The other night, we hosted a wee soirée in honour of the mister’s 32nd birthday. It was also my designated night to cook. Even though the festivities were commencing after regular dinner hour, the expectation for our soirées is that their will be food. Lots of prepared-with-love, glorious food. That may just be my expectation, but…

Veg & Cheese Galette

As I have mentioned before, I have put off attempting to make a decent pie pastry FOR YEARS! Mostly, I wave it off as “why bother when I’m so good at making so many other things?”, because I’m a little megalomaniacal, but really it’s down to the fact that pastry is a bit intimidating –…