Peaches and Cream: A Healthy Version

I love peaches. Just the word "peaches" makes me think of summer orchards in the country, full of plump, sweet peaches, ready to be picked and eaten. I consider myself one lucky girl when it comes to peaches, since I live in Georgia and near South ...more

5 Ways to Make Quick Pickles

As Alton Brown says, “If you’ll just take a little time to learn a few basic procedures, not only the whole produce section, but the whole world, will be your pickle … and good eats.” It’s true: Quick pickles all sort of follow a pattern. You’ll be ...more

How to Make the Perfect Cobb Salad

Many of the fresh summer veggies that are usually spilling off my kitchen counter at this time of year have yet to make an appearance, because it's been so darn cool this summer (at least where I live!). But has that stopped me from creating ...more

5 Healthy Breakfasts You'll Love

Do you hate eating breakfast? Then don’t come over to my house. This meal will often have me making 12 servings of oatmeal, two or three dozen eggs, three loaves of whole-grain bread, a one-kilo tub of yogurt, or 24 whole-grain waffles, plus ...more

3 Ways to Transform Traditional Pesto

One of the most simple, delicious sauces is a classic pesto. Traditionally, pesto genovese, which is named after its originating home in Genoa, Italy, is a simple sauce made from nuts, cheese, garlic, basil, olive oil, and salt. While pine nuts are ...more

12 Tips for Getting the Best Out of the Farmers' Market

My fear of the farmers' market isn't the market itself, but rather the fact that I have no idea how to navigate it. There is a skill to purchasing those fruits and veggies just like there is a skill to shopping a flea market or a consignment shop. So I did a little research, and I've come up with some tips that will assist in making your farmers' market experience enjoyable and fruitful (oh, how I love a good food pun). ...more

Yes, There is Arsenic in Rice (But Don't Be Scared)

I wrote a post about why people should eat more rice, and a few commenters raised the ol' arsenic concern. Listen, it's a valid concern. Who wants to knowingly and willing consume carcinogens? If you aren't aware of the arsenic and rice issue, let me get you up to speed. (Well, really, just read this.) Essentially, low-levels of arsenic have been found in all crops of rice -- brown, white, wild, regardless of the country they are grown, regardless of the farming methods (ie. doesn't matter if it's organic or not). ...more

Rich Rum Chocolate Mousse Served in Shot Glasses

This came about as a result of having a bowl of egg yolks lying in the fridge from all the egg whites I used for the my Brandied Strawberry Pavlova (recipe coming soon). It turned out as a luxuriously rich mousse, that I confess I have eaten, regularly and unashamedly, in bed—no sharing, of course! ...more

Sloppy Joe Grilled Cheese

Let’s get messy shall we? Sloppy joes were not something I grew up with like so many other families. Instead I discovered the glory of sloppy joes later in life – in other words in the dorms my Sophomore year in college ....more

Frosted Sugar Cookies

Nothing gets eaten up faster than a frosted cookie at a tailgate party! ...more

Tropical Fruit Granola

After the success of my first batch of homemade granola, I had to give it another go! The bright flavours in this Tropical Fruit Granola totally reflect the sunny weather we’ve been enjoying here in Vancouver. What I love about homemade granola is that I can add absolutely anything my heart desires into the batch ....more

Weekend Reading

Weekend reading is back!...more

Tomatillo Green Chile Pork Stew

I decided to play around with my tried and true Green Chili Pork (with Potatoes) recipe and instead of roasting the tomatillos and chiles I would boil them. It certainly makes for a greener and more heated version for sure. At least to the two of us it did ....more

Something Saturdays (9/20/14)

Fun fact: I used to measure time by Arthur. If I asked how long church was my mom would say "2 Arthur's". This is how intrinsic it was to my child psyche.Well, last weekend was A BLAST ....more

Beets Done Simply

Beets come in a beautiful array of colors. They’re sweet earthy and they are as good served cold, room temperature or warm. To Boil: Bring a large pot of water to a boil; salt it ....more

PhotoHunt ~Yummy

The PhotoHunt for this week is 'Yummy I'm including a put together recipe for my favorite appetizer for this time of year When those Chilton County peaches are just right.I call it a put-together recipe, because all you have to do is "put it together".First, peel and chunk a fresh peach. Mix with 2Tbs of red pepper jelly and 1Tbs of spicy mustard ....more

Rosemary Almond Chocolate Bark

For many there is still a lot of...more

Strawberry on Top: Sophie 11 Months

Hope you all are having a great weekend! It’s been entirely too long since I did a lifestyle post and updated you all on Sophie. So sorry about that! ...more