Special Delivery Salmon

  Special delivery salmon! These special delivery envelopes contain dinner without hours of prep and cleanup?! What?! Special delivery salmon envelopes are quick to prepare and best of all require minimal clean up as they cook in foil. This salmon and vegetable recipe will let you spend less in the kitchen, but you don’t have to tell anyone. I had… Continue reading Special Delivery Salmon

The Italbano

During the summer, Pete and I were lucky enough to spend some time in Padova (Padua). While we were there, we saw one of the greatest masterpieces of Western art, the Scrovegni Chapel, and we had fabulous meals at Le Calandre and Osteria dal Capo. One of the fun spots that we went to for lunch (two… Continue reading The Italbano

Fabulous Focaccia

Focaccia is such a fun word to say. It sounds a little, I think, like a good curse, which should be accompanied with an angry fist shake, like when someone cuts you off in traffic. Fo-ca-cia! It is also a dense bread that you can use to dip in oil, serve as a side, serve… Continue reading Fabulous Focaccia

Student “Stroganoff”

I spend a bit of time on planes going back and forth between Toronto and Calgary to see Pete and Toronto and Italy to see the house. There are times when I come home and there is nothing in the fridge. This is one of the dishes I make when I come home from travelling… Continue reading Student “Stroganoff”

Putting Le Calandre on the Calendar

In the Veneto region of Italy, there sits a little town called Rubano. It lies 40 km (25 miles) west of Venice and about 7 km (4 miles) northwest of Padua. The population is around 16,000 and the town itself is only about 15 square kilometres (about 5.6 square miles). Why with all the amazing places… Continue reading Putting Le Calandre on the Calendar

Italian Comfort Food – Beef Osso Bucco

With the weather getting slightly cooler and fall upon us, it’s time to warm up to some comfort food, Italian style! This is one of the classics! Osso Bucco means “bone hole” in Italian, which is appropriate as this dish from the Piedmont region is traditionally made with veal shank. The “O” of the bone is filled… Continue reading Italian Comfort Food – Beef Osso Bucco

Cayman Islands Calypso Grill

Everyone has those days when they are not overly crazy about their job. You know, the “winning Lotto Max” fantasy; or when you curse your parents for not setting you up with a trust fund. Lucky for me, those days are few. I’m a truly fortunate person because I love my job and all the… Continue reading Cayman Islands Calypso Grill