Meal Planning & Budgeting

I consider myself a meal planning and grocery budgeting dynamo of late, as I’ve been challenging myself to save as much cash and time as possible in the realm of groceries and food preparation. By putting more effort and paying attention to all the little details – I was able to reduce my grocery spending by about…

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Espresso Crinkle Cookies

I finally have a moment to bake some cookies and sit down to post it for you guys – but unfortunately I have nothing else new or exciting to report. There is something special being prepared for, but I can’t tell you about that just yet. It’s another grey fall day here in Toronto, and the…

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Cinnamon Sugar Beignets

Another brief hiatus. I haven’t been able to post any munchies for you guys lately because I currently have less free time than I’d like. And it’s fall. My favorite food season! Oh well, there’s still time for pie baking and stew making, it’s only October. What little time I have had recently I’ve been cramming it…

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Cherry Tomato Vinaigrette

I love making my dressings and vinaigrettes from scratch but I sometimes find myself making the same old thing over and over. Boredom. Vinaigrettes are great for leafy vegetable salads, sure, but they’re also great to add to roasted potatoes, grain salads, pasta dishes, as meat marinades, or drizzled over your favorite buddha bowl. Anything really.…

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Quiche

I love all things flaky and I believe all things are made delicious if you just put an egg on it, so quiche is a winner in my book. Warm and extra cheesy for the winter, or veggie-licious with a salad in the summer, quiche always works. At least for me. It’s also pretty hard to…

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Chimichurri and 35 ways to use it!

Is chimichurri the most versatile condiment that ever was? Quite possibly. This Argentine topping of minced herbs, oil, and garlic is simple to make and can be used in countless meals. The simple flavors of herbs and garlic compliment nearly anything, and can be used as a meat marinade, a pasta sauce, or even as a…

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Citrus Scones with Strawberry Jam

We all know scones as an English tradition served with tea and clotted cream, or at least that’s what first comes to mind when we think of them. But, scones actually originated in Scotland in the early 1500’s and became popular in England allegedly after the Duchess of Bedford was given some by her servants…

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Baked Empanadas

A healthier version of your favorite fried empanadas, these ones aren’t too difficult and you can fill them with whatever your heart desires. We’re hosting dinner for some friends tonight and I’ve been slaving away in the kitchen since I got up this morning. Why did three different fillings sound like a good idea?! While…

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Plum Galette

Flaky pie dough. What is better? I can’t think of another foodstuff with a more satisfying texture than flaky dough. For those of you who are aspiring bakers and have been told baking is a complicated science you’re destined to fail at – I assure you it’s all lies. A few very simple techniques and limited…

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