First on the First: Homemade Cheese? No whey.

You’re supposed to be seeing beautiful, creamy, stretchy, meltable mozzarella right now.  Instead, you’re getting this. The beginnings of something good. Possibility. This month’s First on the First challenge really was a challenge – making my own cheese?!  I eat cheese like it’s my job (I wish it was my job), but I had never […]

Baked Parmesan Wedge Fries

Baked Parmesan Wedge-Fries

Guys, my baby is broken.   He was such a good sleeper, and so was I.  Those were the days, my friends, and they’re becoming hazier and hazier in the distant past. I think he sensed I’m staying up later and getting up earlier in order to get everything done and so he thinks we […]

A Regional Canadian Food: Five Minute Homemade Raspberry Chia Jam

Homemade 5 minute raspberry jam!

This recipe is a part of the Canadian Food Experience Project.  As we (participants) share our collective stories through our regional food experiences, we hope to bring global clarity to our Canadian culinary identity – coming from the Berry Capital of Canada, I had to share something that showcases berries in all their natural beauty! Homemade jam in 5 minutes! […]

Aunt Nancy’s Best Ever Bean Salad

Classic Bean Salad

Bean salad is a funny thing – I don’t love any of the ingredients individually, but put all these simple things together?  Magic happens.  Thanks for sharing another treasured family recipe, Mom! ******************************************** As a student, I spent a summer working in Edmonton back in 1978.  While there I lived with one of my brothers […]

Caramelized Bacon

Caramelized Bacon

I am aware that what I am showing you today looks a lot like the dog’s breakfast.  However, I can assure you with reasonable (if untested) certainty that caramelized bacon tastes absolutely nothing like the dog’s breakfast.  Although, if you gave this to your dog for breakfast, I imagine you would be slathered in adoring […]

Bacon & Gouda Twice-Baked (or Slow Cooker) Potatoes

Bacon & Gouda Baked Potatoes

I consider myself a fairly confident person.  I make decisions with minimal thought, and I don’t care a whole lot what other people think of those decisions as long as I’m comfortable with them. I wear whatever I like, I eat what I feel like, and I go out without doing my hair. But let […]

Grilled Summer Vegetable Platter

When summer hits and the smell of grills fills the neighbourhood, I am thankful I no longer live in an apartment with regulations that meant my barbecue sat dormant on the balcony for the whole two years we lived there. Summer is made for grilling, and these veggies are one of my favourite things about […]