Category By Flavour Palate

Black Tahini — time for a new ingredient

Tahini made with white sesame seeds is something I always have on hand but black tahini is a novel item for me.  Not available in local stores, the only place I have seen it for sale is on Amazon.  I read an article recently The Ingredient No One Knows What To Do With Yet and […]

Beautiful Russian Food

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 […]

Super Simple Summer BBQ Trout

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 […]

Goat Cheese and Caramelized Onion Tart

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 […]

Bringing some Italy back home

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 […]

Easy Za’atar Bread at Home

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, […]

Dairy-free Nacho Cheese-y Sauce

I like having alternatives.  In this case, a dairy-free nacho cheese-y sauce.  Whether it is for a person with a lactose intolerance, a cholesterol issue or another dietary or kosher restriction, it’s good to have something for those reasons. This recipe intrigued me because there is a cup of grated carrots in the mix…a healthy […]