Mushroom and Chard Pide

After a couple few decades of being a food lover in Ontario, I have developed the almost automatic reaction to breaks in heat waves to get some cooking done and dishes setup for the freezer so we don’t have to cook during heat waves. Pide is a perfect contender for this. Sure, I could make…

Peppery, Gingery Shiitakes & Bok Choi

A facebook friend has come up with a brilliant challenge for folks to share meals we create with fares procured from our pretty damned righteous wee Wednesday farmer’s market (we have two…it’s complicated). At first, I was very excited because I love to love that kind of thing (you know, people making delicious food with…

Kickin’, Smokin’ and Vegan “Collard Greens”

#sorrynotsorry for the scare quotes, but we ended up eating two very different versions of this dish twice in one week and my mister and I, being the curious creatures that we are, did a whole lot of research (and quite a lot more “did you know…?” met with “yes, but did you know…?”-ing, as…

Biscuits ‘n’ Mushroom Gravy

A few days ago, I posted a pic on instagram of the biscuits and gravy leftovers I was eating for my rather late breakfast and my friend, Ash, inquired “Melly!! Do you have a mushroom gravy recipe up on the bloggo?” So I checked. Shockingly, there are none. I am not sure how that is…

Caponata with Chocolate Mint

Caponata can be finished with a great many herbs, but if you need an excuse to use that chocolate mint you bought on a whim, this is that excuse. This is a seriously exquisite pairing. Chocolate mint is a pretty minty mint, but it’s piquance is toned down by the rich flavours of the caponata,…

Pigs in a Blanket

One of the items in the goodie bag I bought and posted about a bit ago from The King Street Market was a package of beef franks. I knew the moment I discovered them, I would be putting them to use in this recipe for pigs in a blanket and, holy Mary, mother of pearl,…

Favourite Stir Fry

I know I promised a lot of recipes with funky mints, and this recipe does contain mint, but not necessarily funky mint, and not necessarily mint, even, but I was making it tonight and thought it really ought to be shared and I have a lot of mint right now, so here we are. I…

Rhubarb & Ginger Mint Pico

As I mentioned in an earlier post, my lack of self-restraint in the face of two quid seedlings at the grocery store I frequent has lead me to planting and growing a bunch of funky mints whose existence in my wee balcony garden I now must justify with more than just “put it in a…

Green Beans and Penne with Garlic and Yarrow

I am very lucky to share our yard with neighbours who are seemingly endlessly patient with my plant-loving ways. I’m not sure how many times now I’ve interrupted them getting on with their very good and generous lawn-mowing intentions “for just five minutes so I can harvest the <insert name of weed here>”. I sort…

Kraut and Beef Knishes

One of the first things I decided upon opening my goodie bag of meats was to try my hand at making knishes with the pound of ground beef it contained. I usually leave the knish-making up to Rob. He is the resident Jew, after all, and he makes some mean knish. Mostly, I wanted to…

Tartes aux Fishy Bits

I’ve prattled on before about my love of those bags of frozen, mixed fishy bits¬†that typically comprise a nice blend of shrimp, mussels, cuttlefish, squid, scallops, and more that one can get at most grocery stores for a song. They’re not perfect for all things, but rich, cheesy, creamy, wee pies are yet another thing…