Roasted Butternut Squash Soup with Whole Roasted Garlic

This is another easy soup recipe that is all brought together by my kitchen buddy, the immersion blender. We had about 4 or 5 butternut squashes sitting in the pantry from our CSA that I was getting worried would go to waste so I decided that soup is the quickest think to do with them. The next question was how was I going to flavour the soup? I’m not a big curry fan, so that option was out for me. Another look in the pantry led me to a whole head of garlic. Well, roasted garlic it is then. The […]

Acorn Squash and Kale Soup

The acorn squashes from my lovely CSA this year were so adorably tiny due to the drought in the summer.  I used six little bitty squashes in this recipe where I would have normally just used 3 regular sized acorn squashes.  Actually, I don’t know for sure that they are acorn squashes but they look close enough and acorn squash is very easy to find in local grocery stores so I’m sticking to calling these acorn squashes. Feel free to peel your acorn squash but the size of mine and the toughness of the skin on the little buggers made […]

Crispy Red Kale Chips

Like most people who have tried homemade kale chips, I’m hooked.  I previously had put it in soup and loved it there but who am I kidding – lighting coating it in olive oil and Maldon Salt will always win. I have read other blogs and heard people talking about these and they say that they are like potato chips. I disagree. They are salty and crispy but they do taste like kale, but only in the best sense.  When they are in the oven the steam coming out of the vent does smell a little cabbagy and not in […]

Eating Local in Waterloo Region

  While I am not fiercely committed to eating only organic food, nor will I ever try the ridiculous 100 Mile Diet challenge, I am committed to buying what I can locally and being aware of what I am eating. It is harder to do than getting everything from the grocery store and not care whether it traveled across the country or how it was raised (referring to meat), but the possibility of better long-term health and helping support sustainable farming in Ontario (or wherever you live) is a desirable pay-off. I am eagerly awaiting the start of this year’s […]