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Sugar and Spice…

Sugar and Spice…

Now, if you are anything like me, you looked at the picture of the cinnamon buns, read the title and thought…oooooohhhhh a recipe for those luscious buns! Yippee! No, nooot quite. Sorry. Was that mean of me? I knew what I wanted to title this […]

Three Things I Won’t Say…

Three Things I Won’t Say…

My oldest child turned 19 today. Crazy. Officially an adult. As I slathered extra moisturizing cream on my face this morning, I allowed myself to drift back. He was in kindergarten, around this time of year. I went to his classroom for a parent/teacher interview. […]

The Secret to Chowder Success!

The Secret to Chowder Success!

 Psst…C’mere. I have a secret for you! After spending all afternoon judging a seafood chowder competition and quizzing all of the chef’s at length, I now KNOW the real deal behind a successful seafood chowder. It isn’t what you’d think. Nope, not a secret ingredient. […]

Steak and Yorkie, All Wrapped Up

Steak and Yorkie, All Wrapped Up

Clearly I love to cook. I’m obsessed with food, but sometimes…I just don’t want to bother. I’m tired, it’s so messy, or just can’t decide what to make. Eating out is a fantastic option, when it’s in the budget…not so much lately! Ordering in, same […]

Fresh Pasta, Tasty Wine…What More Could You Need?

Fresh Pasta, Tasty Wine…What More Could You Need?

“There’s nothing to do here!” It’s pretty common refrain heard often at the end of summer…singing the ‘I’m so bored blues’. Hold the phone… I’m not talking about my kids…I keep hearing this from adult locals. Yes, fellow Nanaimo-ites. ‘Tis crazy talk as far as I’m concerned. I realize I’m a ‘newbie’ […]

Impress Your Mom Breakfast Nests

Impress Your Mom Breakfast Nests

Although I am an early riser, I have never been much of a breakfast person. Coffee…most definitely! But food is usually not on my mind first thing in the morning. Unless of course we are talking Sunday brunch, then I am completely game for a […]

Blissful Banana Pumpkin Bread

Blissful Banana Pumpkin Bread

With three monkey’s under ten running around my kitchen, I rarely have bananas turn all soft, squishy & lovely for baking. While I was shopping the other day though, the smart produce manager at Fairway Market, had bundled a bunch-o-brown-bananas for a dealio! Of course I grabbed […]

Come and Get It Corn Bread!

Come and Get It Corn Bread!

 I admit it…I have not always been a corn bread fan. I usually find it a bit too dry and too sweet for my taste. However, like everything else in his restaurant Chef George Kulai, seems to have figured out how to make it taste great. […]

Where There’s Smoke…

Where There’s Smoke…

Who do you think of when somebody says ‘he’s a real Southern style BBQ cook ‘? Not gonna lie, I picture a big, burley guy, who’s apron barely ties up in back. Someone who’s moustached drawl turns as slowly as his food on the spit…a mellow fellow in […]

Comforting Kapusniak (KAH-PUSH-NEE-ACK)

Comforting Kapusniak (KAH-PUSH-NEE-ACK)

Let me just start by saying I absolutely LOVE sauerkraut. It tastes like home to me, so this soup has become an instant favourite. The added health bonus of sauerkraut is attractive too…high in vitamin C, helps prevent ulcers and a great probiotic food. It’s […]