Recipe Post: Zucchini-Potato Casserole

This French recipe is known as a tian, which is simply a baked dish of layered vegetables. This is a showstopper of a dish that looks far more complicated to make than it actually is. The flavour is delicate and herbal, but can be changed up to any herbs you prefer or have on hand….

Recipe Post: Potato, Leek and Shallot Gratin

This creamy, indulgent potato, leek and shallot gratin is inspired by an old Epicurious recipe from 2009, which in itself I believe was inspired by a much older recipe; I didn’t have enough leeks for the original recipe, so I subbed in some shallots I had kicking around. I also reduced the yield, as my…

Recipe Post: Beef Casserole in about an hour

I’m very happy that things are opening up in my region, as I can visit with fam and friends again, after more than a year apart, My excitement for these events usually leads to inspiration in the kitchen; for one, I’ve become used to making my own more than buying pre-made over these last several…

Recipe Post: Shepherd’s/Cottage Pie, Two Ways

I’ve written before about one of my favourite meals to both make and eat, Shepherd’s Pie (which yes, I know is a cottage pie as it uses ground beef not lamb, but let’s not argue, kids). However, I’ve made a few changes to my tried-and-true recipe and so please see my updated recipe below. In…

Spotlight on Spring Produce: Garlic Scapes

Hallelujah Springtime, it’s Garlic Scape season again! In my last Spotlight on Spring post for the year, I’d like to discuss the scape: maybe you’ve seen some weird-looking rubber-banded tangles of vibrant green shoots at a farmer’s market, or perhaps they showed up in your CSA/organics box recently and you’re a little concerned that the…

Recipe Post: One-Dish Cheesy Pork Chop and Rice Casserole

With the at-home situation being what it is these days, my spouse and I have got into the habit of playing online games on Sunday afternoons with our friends; it keeps our social tank from emptying too quickly and we enjoy the creative outlet. However, we start fairly early in the evening, so Sunday dinners…