Lemon Chicken Soup with Farro

Farro. This is a new ingredient to me. Have you all been using it for ages and forgetting to tell me? Shame on you. I tell you everything, and this is the response I get? Ouch. Healthy new grains that taste delicious aren’t always easy to come by, and farro is a winner. Quinoa = not a […]

Slow Cooker Tomato Parmesan Soup

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I recently learned that Carl did not grow up eating tomato soup from a can with a side of grilled cheese. I can’t believe I didn’t learn this sooner. Not that it would have been a total deal breaker but, combined with his hatred of tuna melts and strange affinity for exercise, it might have given me […]

A Canadian Love Affair: Seafood Chowder Recipe

Seafood Chowder

This post is part of the Canadian Food Experience Project, a project begun June 2013.  As we (participants) share our collective stories through our regional food experiences and food memories, we hope to bring global clarity to our Canadian culinary identity.  This month’s topic is “A Canadian Love Affair”, which can apply to absolutely anything we love […]

Grilled Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Carl got his wisdom tooth pulled last week and due to the emergency nature and impaction, he had to be sedated.  I didn’t tell you about this sooner because, quite frankly, I was recovering from the trauma. Have you ever been around someone you love who’s been medically sedated?  Someone who is a foot taller […]

Mini Pumpkin Doughnut Muffins

Just when you thought you’d already had enough of pumpkin, I’m here to tell you there is more pumpkin be explored!  More to be enjoyed! More to be baked!  Maybe this year I’ll even attempt carving a pumpkin for the first time in my life? Also, ’tis the season for pumpkin patches!  We ventured out […]

Cauliflower Sweet Potato Soup

When I’m pregnant … (OH yeah, get used to that sentence, I’m kind of a different person when I’m pregnant, and I feel the need to explain myself so you don’t think I’ve been holding out on you with my true personality or some other such drama)… Anyway, when I’m pregnant, I crave healthy food with […]

Pumpkin Spice Muffins

Does anyone else have a problem choosing a mascara? I was once again reminded of my inability to choose which one to get when my latest tube ran out. I am a grown woman. I make decisions. I make choices. Some are big, some are small. But why, oh why, am I completely inept at […]

The Wisdom of Grandparents, and Spicy Chicken Soup

You know those moments where you look at your grandparents and you are really, truly, amazed by their wisdom, life experience, positive outlook on life, and are just pretty darn proud of being the offspring of a couple of pretty good eggs? Well, I love my grandparents, and have this feeling a lot. But never […]

Chicken, Brie & Pomegranate Wraps

Have you met my friend Brie? Well, truth be told, we’re more than friends. I am in love with Brie. I would take Brie for walks on the beach if I could, maybe to a nice restaurant. I would wine Brie and dine Brie. Well, I would dine on Brie with wine, at least. It’s […]