A Canadian Thanksgiving

A couple of  years ago,  we shared Thanksgiving dinner with our very good friends and neighbours and plan to do the same this year. Our dinners together are often a combined effort of deliciousness and this dinner was no exception; from a very yummy roasted garlic tart to butternut squash gnocchi and finishing with Mom’s… Continue Reading…

The Fat Badger Pub – An English Style Pub

Reviews of local restaurants on this blog are something I don’t usually do, but the arrival of an English style “gastro-pub” or “pub” not far from home, is something we were really looking forward to because of our  great experiences in London! Just the name “The Fat Badger” had us hooked! And then if that was not… Continue Reading…

Why I Love Italian Packaging

Italians can’t seem to help themselves when it comes to packaging their products! It’s a design thing! I promised myself when we were in Italy a few months ago, there was no way we were hauling home dried pasta! So…one day, near the end of our 2 week stay in Roma, we went to Romeo… Continue Reading…

Fall – What’s In Season??

It’s Fall once again.  I know, I know.  It seems sad.  Summer is over and now we move towards the end of the year, but it’s not all bad news!  If you check out the list below of the goodies making their appearances at our Farmer’s Markets, we can actually jump for joy! There is… Continue Reading…

The Search For Perfection

With all the fruit at the Farmer’s Market, it’s pie making time! Plums, apples, blueberries and more! Years ago, when I had just moved into my own place, I decided that it was time for me to make a blueberry pie. Well, why not. I had been successfully cooking things since I was 11 or… Continue Reading…

Laurie Colwin’s Tomato Pie

Not too long ago my facebook friend Roz Coreri Paige posted that she had won a contest for her Italian style tomato pie, which brought to mind Laurie Colwin’s Tomato Pie that I have wanted to make for I can’t tell you how long, I just never quite got there! So I searched through my… Continue Reading…

The Pasta Museum!

While planning our last trip to Rome my husband discovered the“The Museo Nazionale delle Paste Alimentari”! He was very clear that one of THE MAJOR things he wanted to see is this museum! No argument from this “pasta junkie” (no kidding, there is approximately one overhead cupboard in our kitchen stuffed with as many different shapes… Continue Reading…