After all the pain I have gone through scrubbing cast iron to remove rust, I could not believe this technique could be use so easily, economically and environmentally friendly! I will never use any other technique ever.
Growing up, nobody like what our family called weiners and beaners more than my sister Jamie. Me? I was terrified of it when I was a kid. Seriously. It freaked me out. I realized I had gotten long past my legume terror when I started to crave her recipe that she makes in the crockpot. […]
I have been craving old school comfort food. A big foodie regret in my life was not sharing my mom’s love of sauerkraut with her. The name of it scared me as a kid (so stupid) and then the rebel in my dug my heels in and I missed out on a lot of fantastic […]
I have been searching for ways to make easy dinners and my friend Zorica recommended this recipe for Instant Pot Ribs. It looked so easy, used minimal ingredients and looked so potentially tasty it was a no-brainer for me. The Ribs The recipe called for baby back ribs. The only ribs at my store were “pork […]
Life has gotten a little crazy-busy and I have been depending on canned soup too much lately to get us through this freakishly cold Vancouver winter. Not only is canned soup not as healthy for you it is also a waste of money so I wanted to come up with a homemade stupid-easy potato leek soup. […]
Is there anything more annoying than trying to remove hazelnut skins? I have tried the blanching method and the roasting method and neither of them really did a great job. I adore hazelnuts but having to fight to use them was too annoying. As a result I stopped using hazelnuts for a long time but […]
I gotta admit something. I have always found making curry from scratch a little overwhelming. I have done it but usually when I had the time and energy. An easy and pretty fast homemade curry seemed like a crazy idea. As much as we loved PC’s Green Curry Sauce, it got a little too hot […]
Remember my mom’s Caesar salad dressing recipe? Making it made me remember just how much I love Caesar salads. Salad season is upon us so I decided to come up with my own less-decadent (cheaper AND healthier) but still fabulous version that I can enjoy at any time. The following recipe makes enough for either two […]