Weekend Quiche

I was always under the impression that making quiche was a serious undertaking, left only for those with ample unscheduled time on their hands or a patisserie qualification. But after mastering the fritatta and the strata, finding both way easier than I had imagined, quiche seemed the next appropriate brunchy egg dish.  Turns out, it’s…

Happy Father’s Day

Happy Fathers Day, to the daddies out there who wear their hearts on their sleeves when it comes to their children.

Veggie Muffins and other Temporary Parenting Soutions

When I decided to start writing this blog, it was never my intention to turn it into a full-on ‘mommy blog’.  Not that some of those parenting/kid-focused blogs out there aren’t great resources (that I use often even), but I didn’t want to have to hold myself to strict rules, topics or agendas. That said,…

Lemon & Basil Simple Syrup

Despite the cooler, cloudier weather this week I’m still pressing forward with my ’embrace summer’ mentality.  And well, here it is; Lemon & Basil Simple Syrup.  Easy and uncomplicated to make, this mixes amazingly well with gin or vodka and tonic (well duh) or equally, and possibly my new favourite daytime drink- iced coffee.

Embracing Summer- DIY Coconut & Nectarine Popsicles

Summer has never been my favourite season.  Not that I don’t like it, but as a kid, I’m slightly embarrassed to say, I actually looked forward to the end of summer and all that came with it (including my birthday).  Going school supply shopping- all of those pristine pens and colour-coded folders and notebooks.  Anticipating…

Roasted Red Pepper & Tomato Sauce

A few years ago I made a promise to myself never to use jarred pasta sauce again.  The homemade version (the kind you can make without added sugar or stabalisers) takes all of 10 minutes of active cooking, and tastes so much better. Here’s a variation to the standard tomato sauce.  It’s a great alternative…