CRUNCHY MESH POTATOES

These are perfection. And I’m not even a potato girl. Perfection. I’ve used the ‘chopstick’ method on potatoes before when I’ve made Hasselback potatoes. (When you see that name am I the only one who thinks of Elizabeth Hasselbeck who was on ‘Survivor’ all those years ago? No? Just me? Okay fine). This is just […]

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Marinated Feta & Orzo Salad

I had a recipe very similar to this on the blog awhile ago. I thought it needed freshening up and definitely a new picture. Turns out, I changed a whole lot about it so I thought that I would just enter in a new post. After all, we all have a lot of free time […]

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Asian Udon Veggie Stir-fry

If you know me, you know that I don’t always have access to the ingredients I wish I could get my hands on. Every year, more and more new products arrive, but some simple things still aren’t here.  Like decent brown sugar. Or good flour, never mind more difficult ingredients, like those used in foreign […]

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Polenta Fries

This blog is teaching me a lot. Back in my Canada days, I saw one of my Italian friends, the one who is a baking machine, make and eat plenty of polenta.  I will admit here, I didn’t get it.  It looks kinda gross to me, mushy.  And I’m kind of a texture person. Recently, […]

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Potato Cakes

When we were planning our trip to Europe earlier this year, I knew I needed to see more mountains.  We had visited Switzerland last year and it did not disappoint.  It actually blew me away.  What do you expect when you end up in an airbnb with a view like this? This was before I […]

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Braised Tomatoes and Burrata

Yes, I’m still dreaming of and talking about Italy.  I’m not sure I will ever stop. Can you blame me when it looks like this? And you eat things like this? You know what I love about this picture? It’s messy.  It’s like the chefs know their ingredients are great: that rested dough, those slices of […]

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Zucchini Pie

I grew up in a small house in north-west Toronto. Even though our house and yard was small, my parents had a garden for as long as I could remember.  I recall being asked to go to the backyard and pick raspberries.  I am not sure why my mother kept asking me to do this: […]

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Roasted Vegetable and Brown Butter Pasta

I am one of those people who kind of hates when a new movie is so popular that everybody insists ‘you HAVE to watch this movie, it’s the best’.  Just because the masses love it, doesn’t mean I will.  I actually refused to watch Avatar for years because it annoyed me how people were obsessed […]

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Moroccan Couscous

Recently, my husband told me that a few of his co-workers who follow the blog asked if I was going to post any couscous recipes. Uh oh.  I don’t like couscous. Or so I thought. I am not sure why I do not have fond memories of couscous.  In fact, I was quite sure that […]

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Tomato Fritters (Domatokeftethes)

Greece is one of my favorite countries.  The first time I visited was in 1994, when I was in my early 20’s and single. The people, the culture, the food, the sights were so wonderful and memorable.  So much so that for the more than 20 years we’ve been married, I’ve spoken of going back […]

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