Simple and Delicious Oven Fries

Oven Fries

There are countless recipes for oven fries on the internet. Some of them are very simple and just involve tossing some olive oil and salt on the potatoes and roasting them in a hot oven on a baking sheet. Others involve cumbersome steps of soaking, or par-boiling, and then drying the potatoes. I’m sure the soaking or par-boiling methods yields oven fries that are something closer to their deep fried cousins but when I’m putting together a quick dinner, that usually includes breaded chicken strips, I don’t want to give my potatoes wedges a bath. I want simplicity so that […]

Roasted Broccoli with Brown Butter and Soy Sauce

Roasted Broccoli with Brown Butter and Soy

Over the past few months my little family has been overwhelmed with the after school activities of my 6 year old. These are activities that I had signed him up for without fully understanding the chaos it would throw our evenings into. At one point he was in four different activities and we were going crazy. We have cut back and now he is down to two activities and soon t-ball will be over for the year which will just leave Kung Fu. Thank the Lord! If he were still an only child it would all be a breeze, but […]

Butternut Squash Risotto

Butternut Squash Risotto

Whenever I photograph recipes for the blog, I spend half my time yelling at George to get away from the food. I really love both of my dogs but they drive me crazy throughout the day. Buffy barks her fool head off whenever she thinks she hears something or the neighbour across the street gets into her car. George is getting into something about five times a day, which is showing that he is slowing down in his old age; it used to be about a dozen incidents of thievery or vandalism per day. George is 12 now and every […]

Quinoa with Grilled Veggies

I am very happy to belong to a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) again this year. This is our third year being CSA members and each year we know that we will be inundated with zucchini and summer squash (the yellow zucchini).  I didn’t get time this year to get very creative with the zucchini and a lot of the other veggies we got in our CSA box combined with some sweet peppers from our pathetic little garden. Some people might like this served at room temperature but I serve this hot.  The leftovers are one of my favourite lunches to […]

Swiss Chard with Garlic Scapes and Cultured Butter

It is two weeks now into our CSA share with Transpire Organic and I have a new favourite veggie – sautéed swiss chard.  I am by nature a very picky eater and you couldn’t have paid me to eat wilted greens when I was little, but I thought I would give it a go. When I served myself this dish for the first time last week I was quite trepidatious as I brought the fork to my mouth.  I was worried it would be like spinach, but it wasn’t at all. Swiss chard has a mild flavour unlike spinach, which […]

Lemon and Garlic Broccoli

This is probably one of my healthiest recipes and one that I have made so often, I could do it in my sleep. 9 times out of 10 if I’m serving broccoli, this is how I serve it. There are two steps to cooking it, boiling (or I sometimes steam it) and then sauteeing it in garlic oil and chili flakes. Just before serving, and this is key, I squeeze the juice of half a lemon over top but don’t squeeze the daylights out of it, just a good drizzle of juice is all you need. I have put too […]