Recipes

Cochinita Pibil MéxiCanada! | Mexican Pulled Pork | Slow Cooker Recipe Hop

Cochinita Pibil MéxiCanada! | Mexican Pulled Pork | Slow Cooker Recipe Hop

Autumn is my absolute favourite season for cooking, because I can pull out my slow cooker and let it work its magic on our weekly meals! Stews, soups, slow-cooked roasts, and of course… pulled pork! I discovered the deliciousness that is pulled pork as an […]
Roasted Red Pepper Dip Recipe | Spectacular Summer Blog Hop #21

Roasted Red Pepper Dip Recipe | Spectacular Summer Blog Hop #21

Way back in June when I revealed my Canada Day BBQ set-up, I promised you my Roasted Red Pepper Dip recipe. I always like to test out a recipe a few times before I put it on the blog, and I am happy to report […]
Canada Day Celebrations on the Deck | A Year of Feasting

Canada Day Celebrations on the Deck | A Year of Feasting

Canada is turning 150 years old on July 1st, and in honour of the big day, a group of Canadian bloggers has put together a series of Canada Day celebrations to inspire you! As part of our Year of Feasting blog hop, We’re sharing our […]
A Sugar Shack Lunch | Cabane à sucre! | Year of Feasting

A Sugar Shack Lunch | Cabane à sucre! | Year of Feasting

In springtime in Québec, Canada, we have one BIG tradition: “la cabane à sucre”, also known as the SUGAR SHACK! Cabane à sucre is a quintessential Québec experience (though I know that other parts of Canada also do the sugar shack thing), and I LOVE everything […]
Salade d’amour | Love Salad | The perfect potluck dish!

Salade d’amour | Love Salad | The perfect potluck dish!

We can all use a little more love in our lives these days, I think. There is no denying that the past few weeks have been filled with dark moments, and that humanity as a whole is in dire need of common ground. I believe […]
Velvety Butternut Squash Bisque | The easiest soup you’ll ever make

Velvety Butternut Squash Bisque | The easiest soup you’ll ever make

I love making soup, especially in the winter months! A few months ago I shared one of my fall favourites, a sweet potato and carrot soup. Today I’ve got another rich, delicious winter soup for you: my velvety Butternut Squash Bisque Soup. A bisque is […]
Sweet & Spicy Bacon-Wrapped Dates | Easy Appetizer

Sweet & Spicy Bacon-Wrapped Dates | Easy Appetizer

For my last post of 2016 (yes, that’s right, I’m taking a little break until 2017 rolls around), I thought I’d share my new favourite appetizer: sweet & spicy bacon-wrapped dates! These are 100% guest-approved, and they are the simplest, easiest appetizer. Everyone raves about […]
Fruit-Filled Cranberry Sauce | Handmade Holidays Hop

Fruit-Filled Cranberry Sauce | Handmade Holidays Hop

Holiday dinners and events can get hectic, even for the most veteran of hosts. There are so many little details and tasks that go into creating a beautiful Christmas dinner or holiday party. What if you could save yourself and others some time, AND have […]
Carrot and Sweet Potato Soup

Carrot and Sweet Potato Soup

October is the best month of the year for cooking, no doubt about it! The produce available in October in Quebec, Canada is just the very best there is. We still have strawberries (yay L’Ile d’Orleans!), sweet corn, tomatoes, apples and of course… tonnes of […]
Homemade Pesto Two Ways

Homemade Pesto Two Ways

Strolling through a farmers’ market is one of the most pleasurable fall activities, I think! One of the great things bout this time of year is the sheer abundance and variety of produce available. Today I’m sharing not one but two ways to transform bunches of fragrant […]
Waldorf Chicken Salad | A perfect summer sandwich

Waldorf Chicken Salad | A perfect summer sandwich

Something about chicken salad just says “summer”, right? Today I’m sharing a recipe that I created for a blogger exchange last summer with Home Crafts by Ali. I decided to put my own spin on a traditional Waldorf salad, to make the perfect summer sandwich! (And […]
Once Upon a Time | Storybook Baby Shower

Once Upon a Time | Storybook Baby Shower

Once upon a time, in a land not so far away… I had the pleasure of hosting a storybook baby shower! One of my two best friends, Alana, is expecting her first child (a little boy!) in September. Since we don’t see each other very […]
Monogrammed Cheese Board with Walnut Hollow

Monogrammed Cheese Board with Walnut Hollow

Every so often, a challenge comes along that really makes your DIY genes tingle in anticipation. This month’s Create & Share, was just such a challenge! Using products generously provide by Walnut Hollow, myself and 30 other DIY bloggers were tasked with creating a unique piece for our […]
Maple Flambéd Pears | It’s Maple Sugar Time!

Maple Flambéd Pears | It’s Maple Sugar Time!

Here in Canada, maple syrup season is starting, which means plenty of sugary and delicious recipe ideas! Maple is, of course, synonymous with Canada (we do produce 85% of the world’s supply!), and it comes as no surprise that we love to cook with it. Maple […]
Stencilled Chocolate Orange Cake

Stencilled Chocolate Orange Cake

At this busy time of the year, we can all use a fuss-free dessert or two in our recipe arsenal. Today I’m sharing a simple and delicious Chocolate Orange Cake, decorated with – yes you read the title correctly – a stencil! This post is […]
Yes we CAN! | Homemade Tomato Sauce

Yes we CAN! | Homemade Tomato Sauce

I’m back with the second installment of my “Yes we CAN!” preserving recipe series. A week ago I shared my recipe for old-fashioned dill pickles. (As an aside: Erick has now polished off yet ANOTHER jar of them in one sitting. Seriously: they’re tasty.) Today I’m […]
Yes we CAN! | Dill Pickles

Yes we CAN! | Dill Pickles

One of the things I’ve always admired in people of my grandparents’ generation is the vast variety of skills they have. Fifty, sixty, seventy years ago, people knew how to do things for themselves. Carpentry, canning, sewing, farming… These people were resourceful and knowledgable. And I […]
Oriental Chicken Salad | Guest Post by Ali

Oriental Chicken Salad | Guest Post by Ali

I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know Ali, the author of Home Crafts by Ali, through the Blogger Brags link party, and we’ve had a great time coming up with ideas for our guest post swap. We settled on a summer patio standard: chicken salad. And […]
A dill-icious menu (part 2) | Chilled Pea and Dill Soup

A dill-icious menu (part 2) | Chilled Pea and Dill Soup

Last week I shared my recipe for a simple, yet delicious (and no-cook!) Gravlax appetizer that I made as part of our anniversary dinner. The dinner had an all-Scandinavian theme, and I was cooking from The New Nordic. Today I’m sharing the recipe for a scrumptious Chilled […]
My first guest post!

My first guest post!

I’m so thrilled to share with you that my very first guest post has been published over at Old House to New Home! Amanda invited me to share my recipe for (budget-friendly) zesty lemon pesto so I hope you’ll stop by her blog to check […]
A dill-ightful menu | Salmon & Dill Gravlax

A dill-ightful menu | Salmon & Dill Gravlax

Remember back when I mentioned that we bought some mead on our recent trip to Prince Edward Island? We drank it to celebrate our second wedding anniversary, with an all-Scandinavian meal inspired by The New Nordic, a cookbook by Simon Bajada. Well, I thought I’d share […]
Let them eat Chocolate Domingo Cake

Let them eat Chocolate Domingo Cake

Marie Antoinette may have been a lacklustre stateswoman, but she had the right idea about baked goods. This cake is so delicious that you will be coming back for seconds thirds fourths! Now, those who know me know that I’m not much for baking. I […]
Strawberry Zing! Frozen Yogurt

Strawberry Zing! Frozen Yogurt

Nothing says “summer” like frozen treats. Ice cream (is anything more delectable?*), sorbet, granita, gelato, and – of course – frozen yogurt! Like most people, I discovered frozen yogurt at the mall. I think I was about six years old when my dad bought me […]
Raspberry Swirl Meringues

Raspberry Swirl Meringues

These meringues make me want to dance a merengue of joy! Here's the recipe for one of my favourite treats of all time: raspberry swirl meringues.
Maple Oat Scones

Maple Oat Scones

These maple oat scones are the perfect blend of scones and oatcakes. A great fall or winter recipe!
Craftvent calendar week 2: Chocolate porter cake

Craftvent calendar week 2: Chocolate porter cake

I have found the perfect dessert for the holidays: chocolate ginger porter cake with a whiskey cream frosting. Yum!
Banana bread for the bon vivant

Banana bread for the bon vivant

We all have those recipes that instantly make us feel at home again: whether it’s mac ‘n cheese, meatloaf, chocolate chip cookies, or soup, they just say “comfort”. On Thursday night, after an emotionally-charged first day at a new school, I turned to my mother’s banana […]
Balsamic-drizzled watermelon basil bites

Balsamic-drizzled watermelon basil bites

Stop the presses! Hear ye hear ye! Calling one and all! I’ve found the perfect summer appetizer! Balsamic-drizzled watermelon, feta, and basil bites A couple of months ago, one of the teachers at my school made something super similar to this for our Friday social. When […]
Un canadien est rond…

Un canadien est rond…

Or rather, une canadienne et un mexicain after last night’s delicious Canada Day dinner. (For those who aren’t up on their French-Canadian folk music – and you really should be! – Un canadien errant [A wandering Canadian] is one of the most hauntingly beautiful melodies in the folk […]
Happy Father’s Day!

Happy Father’s Day!

Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there! I hope that you had a great weekend and were duly celebrated and lauded by your family. The reason this weekend’s post is so very late is that I was busy enjoying some fantastic down time […]
My Big Fat Project Update

My Big Fat Project Update

I’ve been terribly lax about posting lately and I apologize sincerely for the delay! The past two weeks have been unbelievably busy ones for me, with two major school concerts, and their obligatory dress rehearsals. Life is now back to normal, though, and the end of concert […]