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The days are finally getting cooler. This past weekend was warm enough to rake the leaves wearing a t-shirt and jeans, and today I want to hibernate for the winter (okay, a little too soon for that).  What could be better than a chili for dinner, to warm me up from the inside out?  I […]

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Another food memory from our September trip to Spain, this one being a traditional tomato soup from Cordoba called Salmorejo Cordobés.  Instead of the gazpacho that I typically have made for decades with a chunky blend of tomatoes, onions, cucumbers, garlic and sweet pepper, this is a velvety smooth tomato gazpacho that has been thickened […]

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The leaves are changing colours to shades of orange and red and we welcome the coming of Autumn.  And traditionally, with the cooler weather approaching, my husband asks for soup.  The local fresh produce is plentiful and I like to take advantage of it as it reaches the farmers’ markets and supermarkets.  Various squashes and […]

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Six times a year, the LCBO (Liquor Control Board of Ontario) issues their Food & Drink magazine.  Wonderful perusing during some downtime and I try to make at least one recipe from each issue.  From the Autumn 2015 issue, I have chosen to share the Carrot Fritters with Dukkah.  I was preparing a middle eastern […]

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We are back from a week in Andalusia, southern Spain.  A week packed with touring, exploring, hiking and of course, food.  I made a bucket list of all the food-related items that were a must-see and must-eat while I was there and I fulfilled most of that list.  From  fruity Spanish olive oil and various […]

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Lately I have been incorporating more chickpeas and lentils into my diet.  There is such a variety of meatless options to choose from.  And when I use Indian or Thai spices, I don’t miss meat — it’s the spices that keeps my senses satisfied! I discovered this Red Lentil & Nut Butter Sauce Recipe recently […]

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Sometimes I get my inspiration to try a new recipe in the strangest places.  I was at Whole Foods sampling some Rainforest Nut Butter with Coconut (made by Proudly Canadian, Nuts to You Nut Butter Inc.), made with Brazil nuts, cashews and coconut pieces.  There was a recipe handout on the sample table which looked […]


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