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Thursday, August 25, 2016

Friday, July 15, 2016

Summer Desert Sushi

Inspiration:  Tasty, creative summer project for kids

It took me three tries to get the sweet sushi rice for this recipe to the perfect consistency.   The result is a delicious and not too sweet summer desert that is a fun project for kids during the summer months.  Let your imagination go wild with different fruit combinations.  Add a little puffed rice (Rice Krispies) to mimic tempura flakes, or maybe a drizzle of nutella, chocolate or salted butter caramel sauce (try the ones from Williams Sonoma - they're delicious).  

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Deep Rich Dark Chocolate Bread Pudding Soufflé, Charred Marshmallow Fluff

Inspiration:  Smores and toasted marshmallows by the fire

Ahhhh marshmallows!  I love them.  I love them plain and can eat quite a few but really, for me,  they are best when toasted over the fire, slightly burnt, crispy on the outside and gooey on the inside. 

Monday, May 2, 2016

Pulled Ham

Inspiration:  The ham with brown butter served at Vin et Papillon in St-Henri (Montreal) - right now my favourite restaurant with wonderfully inspired dishes (a lot of emphasis on vegetables and seasonal products).

Delicious pulled ham served with potato, onion perogies, poached egg,  maple brown butter and roasted cauliflower

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Easy, No Fail, Poached Eggs

Inspiration:  Julia Child's recipe - the best!

Poached Eggs:  makes 4
  • 4 very fresh, large eggs
  • salt and pepper
I have just recently discovered Julia Child's technique for cooking the perfect poached egg and I have to admit it is amazing.  Much easier than what I have traditionally done (swirling water and vinegar) and it allows you to cook many eggs at one time in one pot.  This method helps the whites adhere to the yolks to form a nice uniform shape.  

Monday, April 11, 2016

Crème Brulée with Sea Salt Chocolate

Inspiration:  My mom ordering crème brulée every time we go out for dinner and then sharing it with everyone.

I used to make this recipe a long time ago.  I am always surprised at how easy it is to make but how truly decadent and delicious it is.  For me, it is a no fail desert recipe.