Maple Ginger Roasted Root Vegetables

When I first met my sister-in-law, she knew I liked to cook. She gave me a cookbook from her native Indonesia, then proceeded to get my knife skills in the kitchen to prepare enough saté (satay) for an army. At that time, my mother was pescatarian (fish eating vegetarian)...

Savoury Potato Rings

When I worked in a pub years ago, you’d find the shortest time possible to eat something. Unlike a typical restaurant where you could count on rushes of patrons during meal times, in a pub, you get wave after wave of hungry folks who needs snacks with their drinks....

Herby Breadsticks

If you’re under 50 years old in North America, in this day and age, you’ve probably had your fair share of fast food. While those days are long behind me, it was a long transition period. You don’t go from pizza delivery to homemade chicken stock overnight. I would...

Pumpkin Biscuits

Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve been baking a lot of treats for Christmas. A lot of butter, eggs, cream cheese. I like to give a lot of these treats to the farmers and other food producers who provide my food all year long. One farmer in particular,...

Chocolate Hazelnut Spread

I have made a twist on the favourite chocolatey spread before with maple syrup and walnuts, but I thought I’d do the traditional hazelnut. Thinking that the recipe would be somewhat similar, I proceeded. Because hazelnuts have a slightly different oil content than walnuts, it required some minor adjustments,...

Caramelized Onion Dip

I’ve been a little more nostalgic than usual and was struck by a flavour combination the other day when I had some caramelized onions lingering in my fridge (which is always a good idea. It can go into all kinds of things and add tons of flavour) and I...

Oat Milk

Anyone who’s been in a cafe of any kind for coffee invariably hears the phrase “Do you have soy milk or almond milk?” For one reason or another people are veering away from cow’s milk: veganism, lactose problems, etc. Whatever the reason, the rise of these milk variations have...

Sugarplum Smoothie

When December turns into a culinary orgy of sorts, there are moments where you can reset your tastebuds and your body overall by adding healthy moments. Between the extra sugary treats and large dinners with family or co-workers, you sometimes need to simply slow down and enjoy something small....