Travel, Cooking, Doing, Eating and Drinking (that about covers it)

Travel * Food * Cool

Travel * Food * Cool

Travel, Cooking, Doing, Eating and Drinking (that about covers it)


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Fresh and Fast Corn Avocado Tomato Salad

Fresh and Fast Corn Avocado Tomato Salad

Happy US Thanksgiving, American friends! Fun facts: Americans consume 400 million pounds of cranberries a year and 20% of this number is consumed during Thanksgiving. 46 million turkeys are consumed in the US during Thanksgiving. Since the first 3-day feast held to celebrate a bountiful harvest […]

Slow Cooker Chana Aloo (Chickpea Potato Curry Masala)

Slow Cooker Chana Aloo (Chickpea Potato Curry Masala)

Do you ever have those days when you are trying figure out what the heck to make for dinner? I had one of those days recently. My thought process went like this….hmm…what am I going to make. (Opens fridge) Onions, a bag of baby potatoes…yes, I […]

Simple Pulled Pork

Simple Pulled Pork

Autumn and slow cooking! The two seem to go hand in hand. Pulled pork is a comfort food. While I love to make it when the leaves turn and fall off the trees, it is not exclusively a fall food. This extremely simple recipe is great […]

Drinking in the Cloakroom

Drinking in the Cloakroom

During Prohibition, the US saw more than its fair share of speakeasies and alcohol for these joints was smuggled across the border courtesy of Canada (American friends, you are welcome!). Secret knocks, secret doors, secret handshakes and having to “know” someone was all part and […]

Strega Cocktails

Strega Cocktails

Strega! The gorgeous yellow Italian liqueur! What a colour! What a flavour! What a name! If you read last week’s, just-in-time-for-Halloween, Strega post, you might have found yourself at the local liquor store with a Strega bottle in hand.  (If you didn’t read it, you can […]

It’s All About the Olives!

It’s All About the Olives!

If I seem a little tired this week, it’s because I spent most of last week climbing trees. Almost 100 trees to be exact. Was I having a childhood flashback? Nope. I was climbing olive trees. As I’ve mentioned before, in Italy, olive oil is special. […]

Ancient Chinese Chicken and Vegetable Secret

Ancient Chinese Chicken and Vegetable Secret

Here is a super-fast midweek wonder that will get a chicken and vegetable dinner on the table in a hurry! What?! How fast? Just 5 minutes to prep and 35 minutes to cook? The secret you ask? It’s an Ancient Chinese secret. What? What’s that? (Okay, […]