Before you turn away from this post and say, why would I make a barbecue sauce with blueberries?  Aren’t they too sweet? Isn’t blue the wrong colour for barbecue sauce?  And my favourite complaint from my husband, I don’t like fruit sauces on my dinner.  Well, finding this recipe, Blueberry BBQ Chicken,  intrigued me for […]

I had a wonderful opportunity to go to Moscow to attend a family wedding celebration, along with a group of Canadian and American family and friends.  Although Russia was never on my wish-list, here was a chance to go someplace that I may never have visited.  Moscow is a huge, modern city — we travelled […]

Every six weeks, the LCBO, Liquor Control Board of Ontario, publishes a free Food & Drink magazine…the day of release is marked in my iPad calendar and I look forward to perusing it from cover to cover.  I think most of the recipes in each issue are available on their website now, and I try […]

I love watching Ina Garten, a.k.a. the Barefoot Contessa, live on Foodnetwork TV.  She makes everything look so easy to do at home.  I have made lots of her recipes from lots of her books, and I must admit that every one has come out successfully. The appetizer that I am making today is based […]

I don’t like peanut butter.  I like peanuts but I don’t like peanut butter.  However I love almonds and almond butter.  Especially this recipe where the almonds are coated in maple syrup, a little salt and then roasted, cooled and ground.  If you own a food processor or powerful blender, this almond butter is for […]

It has been a wonderful 10 days away. A week hiking in the awesome Sorrento region of Italy plus a few more days based in Naples. But my favourite outing was the ferry boat ride to Procida, a small less touristy fishing island not too far off the Amalfi Coast.  My husband and I studied […]

Za’atar bread: a savoury flatbread slathered with a za’atar/oil/salt topping.  It’s a delicious take out from my local middle eastern bakery (and they even warm it up for you to go) and I buy some every time I go shopping there.  Yummy substitute for plain old pita to serve with hummus or other dip. However, […]