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Grilled Romaine Caesar Salad AKA Birth Control Salad

Caesar salads really are the perfect salad to serve right now. The weather is starting to get nicer, the bbq is done hibernating for the winter and most of all, although I missed posting this on time… April was garlic month. Yes…I said garlic MONTH ← we got to celebrate garlic for an entire month. Don’t believe me? Click here. Maybe … Continue reading

Baby Shower Cake, Jungle punch…and a call-out for photos?

Okay, so I have a confession to make….I didn’t make the cake. But is was cute, and delicious! A big giant shout out goes to Kari from Creative Cakes by Kari for making this awesome and amazing cake (and cupcakes). I especially love the monkey, and the bananas and coconuts are so appropriate. The only problem … Continue reading

Cheeesepalooza Challenge #1 (Homemade Whole Milk Ricotta) – is unfortunately a no-go

It’s August and our first challenge for Cheesepalooza is homemade whole milk Ricotta. My only experience with Ricotta is as an ingredient in a meaty, saucy lasagna. This is no joke. So, when I found out what the first challenge was…I thought that this would be an interesting way to get me to actually try Ricotta … Continue reading


To my dear friends, I’ve finally done it….I’m putting an end to my cheese-making virginity by signing up to participate in CHEESEPALOOZA. Inspired by last years’ amazing journey of bloggers and enthusiasts alike for CHARCUTEPALOOZA, I’ve decided to get my hands dirty and commit to doing this, instead of just being a spectator. Will there … Continue reading

Malaysian Curry Chicken

There are a few times every year that I get really homesick for my parents cooking.  Malaysian Curry Chicken, Chicken Satay with peanut sauce and also Laksa are the dishes that make me think of warmer climates and amazing family. Although I’m blessed with only living ten minutes away from my mom and dad, and only … Continue reading

Eating my way through the pantry: Channa Masala

This is the first post in my new series of cheap eats from your pantry. Last night I made Channa Masala for dinner. Channa Masala is a dish made primarily of chickpeas, with origins in South Asia (mainly Pakistan and in Northern India). Although it is usually served mostly dry, I prefer mine to be a … Continue reading

The best shortbread cookies

I’m going to warn you…these cookies are so addictive. I’m not even exaggerating when I say that I think that these are the best cookies ever. My MIL made some one year and filled a cookie jar for the annual Christmas gift exchange. We all fought over it – kids and grownups alike, stealing the precious … Continue reading

Meyer Lemon Marmalade AKA sunshine²

The Meyer lemon curd from my last post is sadly, nothing but a distant memory now. I only have the photo below to remind me of just how much an inanimate object could (and did) brighten up my day. I have been madly debating whether or not I really should make more….or if I should attempt to make … Continue reading

Meyer Lemon Curd

Meyer lemons are abundant in the shops right now. I want to do absolutely everything I can (pun intended) with these little bundles of juicy heaven. Even a quick whiff brings me out of my frozen state of winter existence. In case you were wondering…when I started writing this, it was a balmy -30°C outside with a windchill … Continue reading

My CharPOP experience

  CharPOP was Calgary’s first attempt at a temporary restaurant – created at a secret location for just three days (January 15-17). CharPOP featured the amazing talents of Canadian chefs Connie DeSousa, John Jackson and Grant Van Gameren along with baker Aviv Fried. Bookings were extremely limited with two seatings nightly. Reservations were capped at a maximum request of four diners … Continue reading

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