Valentine’s Day Feast

Ahhh Valentine’s Day… A day full of love, sappy hallmark moments, horrid dollar store chocolate, crowded overpriced restaurants, red roses, glossy balloons and teddy bears gifted to your love as if she or he is an infant. The worst part of all of this, is that I LOVE VALENTINE’S DAY! Whether it is spending time…

Pulled Pork Piennolo Fusilli

Have you ever heard of Pomodorino del Piennolo del Vesuvio? These crimson, sun-filled, deeply flavourful, grape tomatoes hail from Campania, Italy and hold a protected status. They are cultivated around Mount Vesuvius, yes, the volcano. These tomatoes are exquisite due in part to the volcanic soil they are grown in and they last for a…

The Art of the French Macaron

I have been asked by some of you to explain how to bake the perfect French macaron and while they are the divas of the cookie world, you can make them at home with a little bit of practice and patience. The result is worth it, as what you can achieve are perfectly smooth, rounded…

Korean Style Fried Chicken

There is a magical little eatery in Montreal called Dawa Fried Chicken and when Patrick and I discovered it we were totally hooked. The best news was that they delivered! Oh happy days! Each bite of the crunchy boneless chicken thighs, tossed in a fiery Gochujang sauce, was heaven to us and we wanted more…MORE! Alas,…

Salted Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies

Midnight cravings be damned, I couldn’t stop myself from making these amazing little cookies last night. After spending my Sunday scrubbing every inch of my neglected condo and then collapsing onto my couch to binge watch New Girl, I suddenly remembered that I needed to eat something. The problem was that it was already 11:30…

Cinnamon Swirl Pancakes

What is more comforting on a Saturday morning in the winter, than a stack of fluffy buttermilk pancakes with a drizzle of amber coloured syrup. These beautiful pancakes are light, fluffy, sweet and pillow-soft. For a little added touch of magic, I swirled in some cinnamon sugar, topped them with bananas and the result was…

Nordic Shrimp Cucumber Bites

Print Recipe Nordic Shrimp Cucumber Bites Light, fresh, airy and delicious. These little canapes are the perfect choice to serve before a large meal, at a tea party or as part of cocktail menu, for a touch of elegance and refinement. Nordic shrimp, or crevette de Matane, are tiny, wild-caught shrimp that have a mildly…

Stuffing Flavoured Rice

This is one of my new faves! We are only two for Thanksgiving this year so I thought cooking a whole turkey would be a bit much. Instead I roasted a whole whack of delicious veggies and a crispy whole chicken. There was one crucial dish missing from my Thanksgiving table though, my mom’s stuffing….

Blueberry Almond Oatmeal Cookies

These are hands-down the best oatmeal cookies I have EVER tasted. Fresh blueberries and crunchy almonds pair magically for a textural overload in these scrumptious, almost guilt-free treat!

Korean Glass Noodle Stir-Fry (Japchae)

Japchae, which translates to “a mixture of vegetables” is a very popular Korean dish. It was first made in the 17th century by a chef named Li Chung who created it to please his king. The king loved it and as a result, Li Chung was promoted to a high ranking office in the kings…