Hi there, I’m Nancy and happy you found me! My hope through this blog is to inspire all of you to stop at least once a week and prepare a meal that you sit down and share with your family. With fresh seasonal ingredients and a little confidence every recipe you find here is easily created. Happy cooking!
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Move Over Rice. We’ve got a Leaner Meaner Grain Movin’ in!
Those are some Sweet Peas you got!!
One of our first bounties in the Spring are Sweet Peas! I love the bright green colour of them and the giant pods full of beautiful round goodness. I know they say the little ones are the sweetest but I always get a thrill when these giant big fat peas reveal themselves. To me the texture and flavour of these are the best!!
The Irresistible Flavours of Spring!!
It’s March break here in Ontario and being a big ski family, for us that usually means a week at the cottage skiing! There really isn’t anything better than those Spring ski days. We wait all year for them. Warm, sunny days that make us feel closer to nature and happy to the core. We call them Blue Bird Days! Well, this year it’s warm alright, so warm that it’s raining and the snow has pretty well vanished. Which leaves us more excited for Easter! It’s early this year which could have meant a very wintery looking Spring holiday but luckily it looks like my favorite holiday will be as I imagined, full of colour and the hopeful anticipation of summer to come!
Shake a Leg and Get your Soup Slurp On!!
We all have that food memory from when we were young and sick don’t we? You know that one thing as a kid your Mom always made you to feel better? For me it was French Canadian Pea Soup! I loved everything about it as a child, and still do!!
Colour me beautiful!!
Maybe its the season of winter coming to an end and the idea of the ground beginning to bloom and the colours coming back, but all I crave right now are foods that are rich in colour.
I’m Officially ADDICTED to this Soup!!!!
So a few weeks ago I decided it was time to get my rear in gear and lose a few pounds that had snuck up on me over the winter. Like most of us, I wanted a quick fix! My mind went straight to that cabbage soup diet from when I was young.
You had me at Stuffed!!!!
I recently discovered a wonderful Chef named Jane Coxwell. She is the head chef on Diane Von Verstenberg’s boat and she has a way of taking beautiful simple ingredients and elevating them to completely eye popping beauty.
No need to be Chili with this little number around!!
What a crazy winter we’re having in Toronto this year. Can anyone say extremes! One week it’s 15 degrees above zero and the next it’s 15 below. Maybe that’s why everyone I talk to is sick!! Last week that was me too!!
We’re going to Bundt this right out of the park!! Is that baseball or football?
Lets talk polenta. Cornmeal, water, salt and a touch of oil for the basic recipe. You can add a variety of cheeses to it at that point, It can be left soft and runnier or thick in order to mold and cut. Either way I find people mostly either love it or hate it.
Always Look on the Sunny Side of Life!!
The sun is shining today and that made me want to cook sunny side up eggs! Ok so it’s minus 20, BUT SUNNY…come on that’s gotta count for something!