I love this time of year. Spring.Okay... so if you live in many parts of the country, we're still very much in winter. BUT... the frozen land is starting to thaw and there are signs, however slim, that spring is upon us. ...more
Recently, my husband and I celebrated our 19th wedding anniversary. We dined out one evening while we were recently in Florida and my husband asked the chef to create a new appetizer by adding some pan-seared prosciutto to a tomato mozzarella salad ...more
I don’t often need an excuse to bake. I love the smell of cookies or bread baking in the oven. It seems to draw everyone in the house to the kitchen island and away from their phones, computers and electronic pad thingies. I grab a mug of milk for ...more
Another day, another study, this time finding that while all other studies have found the contrary, the Medical University of Graz in Austria found that vegetarians had more health problems than meat eaters. According to CBS's coverage, ...more
It’s the go-to party food, the something-went-wrong-with-dinner salvation meal and one of the most requested gluten-free recipes of all time.While there are gluten-free frozen pizzas, premade crusts and box mixes on the market, I’m all for ...more
Easter is by far one of my favourite holidays, and not just because of the egg decorating! It’s a time of new life, awakening and newness–just the line of thinking we need after the awful, awful winter we just had.
Long before the Easter bunny came hopping along, eggs were given as gifts on Easter Sunday to commemorate rebirth and the end of Lent. What a treat that must’ve been after the forty egg-free days leading up to Easter!
All my life I've thought everyone had ham balls at Easter. That is, until this week, when I casually mentioned to my co-workers my need to pick up eight pounds of chopped ham so my husband could make his most-coveted holiday recipe for my extended family. This is odd? Other people don't know what ham balls are?...more
I am happy that there are always somethings that you hear and feel surprised. That there are still stories that you hear about your parents and feel so good about it. That's exactly what happened when Amma made this Arisi Upma and recollected her memories associated with this Upma....more
Chicken cutlets stuffed and rolled with a zesty filling made of baby spinach, feta cheese, black olives and roasted red peppers. They’re coated in Parmesan and panko bread crumbs to bake up golden and crispy. You can use chicken cutlets as is.. ....more
I’m in a seasonal limbo at the moment. It’s pretty disconcerting for me, especially when I’m trying to figure out what to wear. During the winter I fall into the habit of just layering everything up ....more
Before I launch into today’s post I have to say… Happy Birthday to my little Sis! xx Did you have a hot cross bun for breakfast yesterday? I’m writing this post a couple of days ahead of time but I can probably say with no offence to my wonderful mother, that I had a slightly-burned chocolate hot cross bun ....more