Recipes

Fancy fried bologna sandwich with Ben’s bread

Fancy fried bologna sandwich with Ben’s bread

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

Around the World in 12 Plates: ETHIOPIA

Around the World in 12 Plates: ETHIOPIA

For the third recipe challenge in Around the World in 12 Plates, we headed to Ethiopia! The cuisine of this country was the one I was least familiar with so far. In fact, I’ve never even eaten in an Ethiopian restaurant (bows head in shame). […]

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: Brazil

Around the World in 12 Plates: Brazil

And just like that, February is over and another recipe challenge is in the books! From Asia last month to South America this month, Around the World in 12 Plates: Brazil takes us below the equator for a delicious meal. Another afternoon of cooking up […]

Around the World in 12 Plates: CHINA

Around the World in 12 Plates: CHINA

So here we are! The first recipe challenge for 2017 Around the World in 12 Plates: China! After I posted the announcement for the challenge, word spread amongst bloggers and it really caught on. We now have ten awesome blogs participating! Each month, I’ll post the […]

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

Sitting on the subway today I noticed a girl eating a full meal of pad-thai and I thought to myself, “I don’t know how she does it.” I’ve never really been one to eat on the run, chomping down on an apple while walking down […]

Why the fuck am I so bad at recipe writing?

Why the fuck am I so bad at recipe writing?

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 […]

Cocktail History: Blood Orange Aperol Spritz

Cocktail History: Blood Orange Aperol Spritz

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 […]

And That’s a Quiche: My Foray into Food Film Making

And That’s a Quiche: My Foray into Food Film Making

I am SO freaking excited. Last week, the lovely Kelly Neil and I got together and made a real live, fancy looking food film! We have a lot in common besides being members of Halifax Food Bloggers and I was flattered when she came to me with […]

The Moscow Mule

The Moscow Mule

The Moscow Mule. Holy moly what have I been missing? Ginger beer, vodka, and lime on ice: Simple, fresh, and oh so easy to drink. Traditionally, this libation is served in a copper cup. In fact, the drink’s inception in the early 1940s actually derives […]