Oven-Roasted Cauliflower “Steaks”

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You guys, I’ve been watching “Call the Midwife” on Netflix and learned I am most definitely not cut out to be a nurse. Any woman shows the first sign of being in labour and I am a weepy, sympathetic mess. Post-traumatic stress syndrome for moms is real, I’m sure of it. Then there are the other […]

Mom’s Recipes: Japanese Chicken Salad

Japanese Chicken Salad

It’s summertiiiiime and the living is easy…at least if you have a personal chef ;)  Summer days are made for light, make-ahead dinners like this gem from my mom, via my big sister.  Moms and big sisters know all the secrets, don’t they?  You won’t believe how quick and easy this tasty chicken cabbage salad […]

How to make a summer salad

I’m the furthest thing from a math person, but I’ve got a foolproof formula today, just in time for summer: The Salad Formula. Patent pending :) Some examples (any of which are great with a simple dressing of equal parts olive oil/balsamic vinegar, or your favourite fresh and fruity vinaigrette): Prewashed greens + strawberries + mozzarella + pecans = […]

Crispy Fried Onions

Crispy Fried Onions

How have I not ever told you about these crispy golden onion straws of my addiction? I guess for the same reason I don’t tell you about that time I bailed on the way into church on Sunday and split both my knees open and one seems intent on bleeding for the rest of the […]

Sweet Potato & Bacon Biscuits

Sweet Potato and Bacon Biscuits/Scones - perfect for breakfast, lunch, or dinner!

There’s a reason I don’t read many books. I love to read, but when I’m engrossed in a good book, I am a nightmare to live with.  That book becomes my world, and I walk around in a daze when asked to do anything else.  At the best of times, my inner world is calling […]

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 […]

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 […]