October 31, 2014

Roasted Delicata Squash and Kale Quinoa


I've been seeing recipes with delicata squash for years but have never came across one. That is, until this month.


I always thought it was a west coast thing but never investigated further. Why bother when we have butternut and acorn and kabocha?

September 28, 2014

Peach Butter

Let's not beat around the bush: I've had this recipe bookmarked for three years, ever since it was first posted. I love apple butter (it was one of the items I requested in the care package my parents sent me when I was living in Japan), I love peaches, so what could be better than the delicate, fragrant flavour of peaches concentrated into peach butter? Nothing.


When peach season hits, I find myself eyeing this recipe, wondering if I have the time to commit to the whole process. Unfortunately, my summers tend to be hectic and I end up telling myself, "Maybe next summer."

Not this year.


August 30, 2014

Everything but the Kitchen Sink Cookies


Can I be honest with you? The best part about dragon boat (aside from the exercise, being on the water and the gorgeous view) is the potluck my team puts together at our races. We each take turns bringing a food item, all delicious.


There was a member on our team who made the best cookies. Without a doubt, Jimmy brought cookies to every race because Jimmy cookies were high in demand. Unfortunately for us, he decided to quit dragon boat. The horror, the tears – no more Jimmy cookies!


July 31, 2014

Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp


It’s officially summer here when the pick-your-own strawberry farms open up, and I went to pick my fill.


I debated about what to make with the fruits of my labour. I really enjoyed the strawberry rhubarb pie from last year but didn't want to go through the hassle of making pie crust. Laziness triumphs over ambition.



This is where the crisp comes in.


June 30, 2014

Kale & Asparagus Pasta Alfredo


For me, the appearance of asparagus at the market means the end of winter. Finally.


Suddenly life becomes brighter, more enjoyable. Warmth and sunshine will do that to you.


I bought a bunch of asparagus before realizing my garden was thriving – the kale ready for picking, the lettuce ready for salad-making.