Back to Basics: Stock, Broth, Consommé, and Bone Broth

The foundation to any good soup or stew is a rippin’ tasty stock or broth. Whether it’s meat or vegetable-based, it is absolutely possible to make a delicious stock from essentially the cast-offs of your meal prepping, so it’s like a free flavour-boost. Of course the higher quality your ingredients are, the better your stock…

Recipe Post: Chicken/Chik’n Stir-fry

I can’t believe that I waited so long to make this delicious meal. It took me watching numerous YouTube videos of Asian street food (kinda my relaxation jam these days) to sorta tweak my interest in making this simple stir-fry for ourselves. Don’t get me wrong; I’ve made stir-fries before, but they were never that…

Recipe Roundup: Bell Peppers

With global food logistics and the expansion of greenhouses in shorter harvest growing regions making it so much easier to have fresh produce year-round, it’s not too difficult for most consumers to acquire, say, bananas or citrus fruit in February. But there’s something to be said for a fresh, locally-grown, juicy and flavourful garden harvest,…

Recipe Review: Gluten Free Chocolate Glitter Cookies by Canadian Living

These delicious little chocolatey glitter bombs of deliciousness (did I mention these are delicious?!?) come from my Complete Canadian Living Baking Book. This book has been out for some time but should still be easy to acquire; I highly recommend it! Of my literal *hundreds* of cookbooks, this is one of my top five that…

Back to Basics: Pantry Staples – Pasta

Now we’ve been dealing with the Virus That Shall Not Be Named for over a year now, I feel like I may be somewhat late to the table with this advice. However, I feel that there may be a few people still out there who have decided the drive-through and Uber Eats Lyfe is no…

Spotlight on Spring Produce: New Potatoes

It’s spring, it’s spring! And with the season comes the harvesting of the spring produce in our growing zone, which fortuitously includes the earliest of potato crops, new potatoes! New potatoes, or baby potatoes, are vegetable tubers that are harvested in late spring or early summer when they are small and immature; if they were…