Recipes

Vegetarian Vietnam Review + Cucumber Pineapple Rolls Recipe

Vegetarian Vietnam Review + Cucumber Pineapple Rolls Recipe

I love Vietnamese food, but I don’t cook it very often. Last year, I made Bun Cha for the first time during the Around the World in 12 Plates challenge, but for the most part I was used to making regular pilgrimages to Toronto’s Chinatown […]

Rustic Veggie Chili Recipe | Dairy Farmers of Canada 2018 Milk Calendar

Rustic Veggie Chili Recipe | Dairy Farmers of Canada 2018 Milk Calendar

This year marks the 41st edition of the Milk Calendar from the Dairy Farmers of Canada we’re featuring March’s Rustic Veggie Chili.

Recipe: Halloumi Hummus Bites with Blueberry and Mint

Recipe: Halloumi Hummus Bites with Blueberry and Mint

This post is sponsored by Summer Fresh. Who needs bread when you have halloumi and hummus? These are words I never thought would come out of my mouth, but here I am. I love bread and cheese, and it has always been a go-to for […]

Recipe: Cucumber Apple Salad with Artichoke & Asiago Dressing

Recipe: Cucumber Apple Salad with Artichoke & Asiago Dressing

This post is sponsored by Summer Fresh.  I love entertaining at home, but in the summertime I get lazy. Super lazy. When the weather is nice here in St. John’s (which is seldom), the absolute last thing I want to do is cook for a bunch […]

Khachapuri Recipe: A Georgian Egg and Cheese Bread

Khachapuri Recipe: A Georgian Egg and Cheese Bread

This month I went rogue. With the move to Newfoundland and getting settled in a new home, I decided to complete Around the World in 12 Plates: Israel on my own. I wanted to get acquainted with my new kitchen, and while this challenge started […]

Fried Mortadella Sandwich Recipe with Ben’s Bread

Fried Mortadella Sandwich Recipe with Ben’s Bread

To celebrate Ben’s Bakery’s 110th anniversary I created an updated (and upgraded) and fried bologna sandwich.

Why you need to take a cooking class when you travel

Why you need to take a cooking class when you travel

The paella class I took in Valencia made me regret every trip I’ve ever taken. After spending one day at the Escuela de Arroces y Paella Valenciana I wished I’d taken pasta-making class in Italy or cassoulet class in France. I learned so much more than just […]

Around the world in 12 plates: the 2017 recipe challenge

Around the world in 12 plates: the 2017 recipe challenge

You may recall I completed a year-long recipe challenge a couple years back. I started the Food & Wine Cover Recipe Challenge in 2013 with a few other bloggers, but I was the only one to complete it, something I am super proud of. But I have […]

Spaghetti Carbonara: the history and recipe for two

Spaghetti Carbonara: the history and recipe for two

The first time I went to Italy, I ate the same thing for every. single. meal. For me, there was nothing better than Spaghetti Carbonara, twirling those noodles coated with the thin and rich sauce. The simplicity. The flavour. The porky bits. Sometimes I scold […]

carmen’s capers (with no capers) casserole recipe

carmen’s capers (with no capers) casserole recipe

The recipe for the ever-delicious-certainly-not-low-fat Carmen’s Capers (with no capers) from a Company’s Coming cookbook by Jean Paré.

Why the fuck am I so bad at recipe writing? + A loose Beet Salad recipe

Why the fuck am I so bad at recipe writing? + A loose Beet Salad recipe

I’m not going to make excuses. I have been more than delinquent about posting — shameless plug — I was putting together an amazing magazine called frame. Please go look at it, it’s my baby. Niceties aside, last week I was feeling fancy and made […]

Blood Orange Aperol Spritz Recipe + A History

Blood Orange Aperol Spritz Recipe + A History

Many of the evenings I spent in Italy began like this: A hot evening, a crowded patio, an Italian sunset, and several Aperol Spritzes. During Aperitivo, the supersonic happy hour hosted by many bars in Italy, you can munch on a simple but plentiful buffet of breads and […]