Whoopie Pies and Caramel Apples

  For a while now, I have wanted to make some caramel apples because they just look like fall to me. I subscribe to Marta Stewart Living magazine and this month’s issue came with a caramel apple featured on the cover. It was fate, I guess. Yesterday before I went to the Halloween themed bridal […]

What’s for Dinner: Sweet Chilli Glazed Tofu with Baby Bok Choy

When I saw Chef Michael Smith promoting his new book, he said something that I didn’t mention in the post. He said, most chefs prepare dinner via a menu which is created by them, but not changed night to night (in most cases) while most home cooks have to prepare dinner every night and keep […]

Turkish-Inspired Red Lentil Soup

Red lentils are huge on middle eastern tables – they show up in a lot of different dishes. But here in North America, red lentils are only starting to get into people’s grocery carts and mouths. They are inexpensive and these lentils (like most) are truly amazing because they cook really fast and they are so […]

Leek, Mushroom and Lemon Risotto

On my last visit to the Woodbridge Farmer’s Market, I picked up some leeks. We are a leek loving family. I wanted to make something that featured the leeks because their flavour, unless you use a lot of them, can get lost in other, more pungent, flavours. The leeks sat in my fridge leaving a […]

Perfect Playdate: PB & J Muffins!

I visit our local dollar store about once a week. It’s hard for me, because I love to support Canadian made things, and more importantly, local, artisans who make beautiful things, but most times (living on one income), we have to save where we can. Sometimes, when I am in the dollar store (I consider this […]

Homemade crayons

If you have a child in your house, chances are you have some broken crayons. After a while, those broken pieces don’t get used anymore and usually end up in the garbage. Don’t throw out your broken pieces of crayons, they have life in them yet as new crayons in unique shapes. Homemade crayons are […]