Passover 2020 recipe round-up

In the days leading up to it, Passover seemed impossible this year. Doing it without family plus limited availability of KFP ingredients, which are already of limited availability in our neck of the woods, made it all feel rather daunting and…heavy. I started freaking out about it weeks before I acted on the anxiety. Under…

Scotch Eggs Pie {Recipe}

You guys, there is nothing healthful or frugal about this pie. It is basically a heart attack on a plate that costs a small fortune in dollars, time and attention to make. It is neither quick nor easy. What it does have going for it is deliciousness. It is full of warming spices and rich…

Adventures in Christmas Ramen

The logistics of a family Christmas dinner were a bit tricky this year as we decided that the day to do the deed was on Christmas day itself and that it would also involve a whirlwind trip out to the middle of nowhere to hopefully catch my grandparents between visits and naps. With no set…

The Temporary Bachelorette

As stated in another post, my mister headed east to Fredericton, New Brunswick for a week so he could attend the National Community Radio Conference. Party time! Excellent! Not really. Well… Kinda. I wasn’t too worried about a week alone. I don’t really get lonely as I quite enjoy my own company and tend to…

Kitchen Experiments: Chinese Herbal “Soup Stuff”

Bless Minh’s, my favourite Asian grocery store, for always finding new and novel ways of keeping me clean and off the streets. The last time I was in, I was poking around the aisles in search of dried lily flowers and stumbled upon this: An ambiguous label? Largely in a language I do not speak…

Steamin’

A million years ago, the mister gifted me a gorgeous bamboo steamer for Christmas that I am ashamed to say has been used almost exclusively for steaming savoury dumplings.  And, like, not even carefully crafted homemade dumplings, though there have been a couple of those in there as Rob has mastered the barbecue pork bun….

Passover 2018 Recipe Round-Up

Reflecting back on last year’s Passover while doing all of the prep for this year’s was a bit of a trip. Last year, we had just moved and the apartment was still in shambles, but at least I had the month of April pretty free of work so I could devote a lot more time,…

Tzimmes-Inspired Roast Chicken {Passover Recipe}

When I purchased a chicken to cook over Passover, I had visions of a pretty basic roast bird with gravy and potatoes and the rest, but then re-thought that think as it didn’t seem fitting with the spirit or the fare of the holiday. My mind then turned to the good, old stand-by that is…

Passover Brisket {Instant Pot Recipe}

The kitchen robot (instant pot) stepped up to save our sanity for our Seder this year. I had purchased a brisket, but it was not until the day of the Seder that I finally decided how I wanted to cook the brisket and doing it in the instant pot became a very valid choice once we…

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…