Roasted Bruschetta Orzo

July has welcomed regular thunder showers! Therefore opportune moments to fit in some BBQ time are well treasured. This humidity though – apparently I’m ‘glowing’ and rocking some serious beach hair…in Northern B.C.!? Ok, so I love bruschetta – especially the ‘garlicky slurry’ my dad adds to his recipe. Watch out though, major dragon breath…

Vegetable Bake + WhiteGravy

GOOD Day! Starting things off with a short story. I received a text first thing this morning from a friend stating that it was apparently “the most depressing day of the calendar year”. Right!…yikes. No, thank you. Seeing as I seem to have this inherent desire to challenge the odds, I replied “well, then let’s…

Roasted Potato + ZucchiniCakes

What a weekend! I always go into the weekends with the intention of getting some R&R, especially when it’s a long weekend (that extra day can make ALL the difference). Well, it rarely happens. Does that ever happen to you?…I just can’t sit still. First frost of the season on Saturday morning and it had…

Couscous Stuffed Peppers (Tabbouleh)

We’re still riding this heatwave and the air is filled with smoke – forest fires. I can only hope that everything that needs to escape, will. When it’s THIS hot out, it makes cooking with heat quite interesting. Not only am I downing the water like a tank, but my stove/oven are cooking even hotter…

FriedGreen Tomato & Avocado Salad

FriedGreen Tomato & Avocado Salad – I have the crows to thank for this one. My poor tomato plants have been regularly pillaged by the neighbourhood crow squad. This left me wandering out to the garden each morning to assess the ‘damage’. I collected any tomatoes left behind on the ground – apparently crows don’t…

Jambalaya w/ Cajun Encrusted Mushrooms

Happy 4th of July, neighbours! I’ve travelled all throughout the U.S., from the west coast to the east, and even WAY down south. One of the most memorable places for me…New Orleans, Louisiana<3 Such an interesting and entertaining city. Wow. SO, to celebrate, we’re having Jambalaya – Garden Style. My protein replacement for this one…Cajun…

Caprese Salad Bites

I went on a Caprese Salad binge after returning from Italy – SO much bocconcini! I’ve ordered it from many restaurants since, and it always tastes different from the last. Here’s what I’ve learned along the way: 1. invest in a ‘good’ bocconcini – want creamy, not chalky (or try avocado); 2. use fresh, semi…