Friday, January 23, 2015

Îles Flottantes with Salted Butter Caramel Ice Cream (& Crème anglaise)


Add crushed dentelle crepes or cookies for crunch and texture


We just returned from a three week trip to France and, although the weather was not great, the food, as usual, was terrific.

Our first stop upon arriving in Paris is our favourite little (very little) local restaurant, Le Hide.  It just seems to get more popular every time we have the chance to go.  We became friends with the chef, Koba, when we lived in this wonderful neighborhood and it is always a joy to see his business doing so well.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Lime and Black Pepper Spaghetti Squash



Serve with roasted cherry tomatoes, parmesan, rosemary nuts and fresh basil


This recipe was inspired by a bag of chips I bought recently that were lime and black pepper flavoured. They were delicious and I quickly decided that I love anything with lime and black pepper.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Deep Dish Salted Butter Caramel Apple Pie


These are Cortland apples -very crunchy and not too sweet

A few weeks ago, I had the chance to teach a cooking class to two wonderful little girls.  They wanted to learn the technique for making one of their favourite deserts - apple pie.  

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Smoked Trout Rillettes

Serve with a little spicy red pepper jelly


Following our wonderful road trip - we decided to buy a smoker!

The goal of our trip to Gaspésie was to rediscover what our wonderful province and its people have to offer in the way of food, beauty and inspiration.

We were not disappointed and find ourselves now richer with a knowledge and better understanding of a simple rural way of life that in no way limits, but rather inspires, great food and products.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Vegan Bridal Shower: Plum Tomato and Watermelon Bites, Fig and Mixed Olive Tapenade, Fennel and Basil Veganaise Dip, Carrot Cake, Mixed Berries with Vanilla Sugar


Plum tomato and Watermelon bites
As the big day approaches for Sarah and Kevin , it is time to begin the celebrations.  

One of the greatest things about an upcoming wedding is the opportunities it affords us to reconnect and catch up with people who have been and important part of Sarah and Kevin's lives.   Last weekend, my mother-in-law,  and Kat hosted a wonderful bridal shower for the future bride.  It was a beautiful event held on a beautiful day.  The theme was a traditional tea party and the ladies wore hats!