Pad Thai Noodles

I really like posting about ethnic foods, don’t I?  This shouldn’t be an odd thing, honestly.  We live in a nation that is the home of so many different cultures that there is no excuse for not experimenting with ethnic food.  I actually know people who are completely unwilling to try the foods of different cultures (aside from a taco) and I really can’t understand that kind of closed-mindedness; and that’s all it is.  Closed mindedness. ...more

I absolutly love cooking especially ethnic food.  That recipee sounds very yummy I'm going to ...more

Garden Boxes - Square Foot Gardening

This weekend we were really busy! Luckily a few of our events were called off for FEAR of bad weather. The weather ended up being very nice and we enjoyed our productive weekend.Remember my little garden that I’ve been trying to get in? ...more

What size are yours? I have three (so far, more probably this weekend as I am itching to ...more

Indian Lemon Chicken with Cilantro

I wanted Indian food tonight.  I love Indian food.  It is, without a doubt, my favorite ethnic food.  I love it so much that I wanted to learn how to cook it after years of gorging myself on Indian takeout and curry buffets.  I did a lot of research on a good Indian cookbook and one name kept popping up:  Madhur Jaffrey.  She is one of the world’s bestselling Indian cookbook authors, so I went out and bought ...more

Home made yogurt is all natural. I hope you got the culture from an Indian restuarant or an ...more

Easy-Bake Oven: magic, not gourmet

It honestly didn’t occur to me until yesterday afternoon that there might be some connection between my love for Aga stoves and my earlier obsession with Easy-Bake Ovens. Wow, and I call myself a feminist… ...more

Make Your Own Dinner Night- AGAIN?!

  Read all about it at Pajamas & ...more

My Favourite Recipe

So, I was reading a thread on a forum and people were putting up their favourite recipes. As my favourite recipe is currently the phone number to the take-away up the road I decided I need to explain about my skills as a Chef. ...more

Living Gluten Free

HelloI would like to ask you to think about something you might not have even heard of – Celiac Disease/Coeliac sprue/Gluten Intolerance/Gluten allergy.Whatever you choose to call it, please find out what you can and then let others know and ask them to let others know….. ...more

Hi there, when we started our gluten free meal planner we never expected the resistance people ...more

What to do with leftover risotto...

Now that you've fed your family a belly-warming meal of risotto, you have leftovers and don't know what to do with them.  Trust me, you're lucky to have leftovers.  Now you can make these delicious pan-fried risotto cakes.They can be served as a main dish, on top of a salad, or as bite-sized hors d'oeuvres. ...more

Feel like making the risotto just for the leftover-cakes! :D 


Fork Spoon ...more

Belly-Warming Risotto

I can't think of anything better than standing over the stove (actually, I like to pull up a barstool), stirring a big pot of risotto, while my family chatters about their day and music plays in the background.  It's all about creating an atmosphere of comfort and security.  Nothing produces this feeling better than a steaming pot of belly-warming risotto.  Yes, risotto takes a little extra time to cook, but the execution is simple.   ...more

Meringues with Chocolate Mascarpone & Strawberries

These meringues are a great make-ahead dessert.  And they're paired with chocolate and strawberries - how could you go wrong?  Check out this link for clear instructions and pictures.  ...more