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…

Roasted Fiddleheads and Fennel with Pesto-Dijon Sauce

While yesterday was not the day to be roasting veg and boiling lentils in a second story walk-up, this dish was a welcome, plant-based reprieve from the stodgier, carb-and-cheese laden dishes we’ve been eating of late, a great use of the fiddleheads I had leftover from the one million my BFF brought me the other day and, quite…

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,…

Phoenix’s Shrimp Madras-Alfredo

I’m sure I’ve related before how I was a cruel mum who made her perfect, wee loin fruits cook a meal each week from the age of eight on. Luckily, by that age the sprogs already knew all about the food groups and balanced meals because my hard line on “THIS IS THE GROSSEST THING…

Soup of the Week: Peanut with Fufu and That Time I was Wrong

Back in the early days when Rob and I first started dating, Tuesdays (I think? It may have been Wednesdays) became a regular date night as he had a radio show those evenings and my house was just two blocks away from the station and it just made sense for him to come over instead…

Croque Monsieur with Pineapple and Pepper Pico

Aussitôt que le beau temps commence, I am viciously craving a good croque monsieur. Perhaps because the dish never fails to remind me of lazy weekend afternoons spend on the patio at The Only, getting sun and beer drunk, tree spooge in my hair and eye lobes, to reconnect with folks I barely saw through…

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…