Pancetta Wrapped Pork Loin with Fig Jam

This dish sounds complicated, but it really is not difficult to make. Pork loin wrapped in pancetta and stuffed with fig jam. Doesn’t this sound yummy? Pork loin, pancetta and fig jam! It sounds pretty decadent and Italian, doesn’t it?! I made this meal earlier this year in the fall when my friends Kevin and Cathy swung by… Continue reading Pancetta Wrapped Pork Loin with Fig Jam

Christmas for New Year’s

So you decided that this year you’re having a New Year’s Eve dinner party and you need a dessert. But you’re not really a baker. And you work and/or have children. And you don’t have a lot of time. Christmas to the rescue! Now before you think I’m suggesting that Santa should put something under… Continue reading Christmas for New Year’s

Holidays Cheers!

I love parties: cocktail parties, dinner parties, casual parties and spur of the minute get-togethers! I love getting together with friends and family and catching up with people whom I may adore, but don’t get to see often enough because life gets in the way. Bubbles – be it Champagne, Prosecco, Cava or Sparkling Wine –… Continue reading Holidays Cheers!

My Go-To Spice Mix

THIS JUST IN! TRAVEL*FOOD*COOL CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY GIVEAWAY!!!!! Details at the bottom of the post! By now, most of you know that I love spicy food. More importantly, I like flavour spice, not just “blow your head off it is soooooo hot” spice. Italian spices are well known – basil, oregano, fennel, rosemary – they add a beautiful… Continue reading My Go-To Spice Mix

Protect Your Flank!

Holiday season is upon us! Whether you are having people over, having a fast meal before you go out to a party, or are just trying to get a family dinner on the table during the week, this quick recipe is one to PIN and keep handy. Flank steak is fabulous! This cut of meat is definitely… Continue reading Protect Your Flank!

Middle Eastern Pre-Dinner Dips

With the holiday season upon us, the next few weeks of posts are going to be related to things that can help make your holidays a bit easier. The may be recipes that you can pull together in a hurry, cocktails for some festive cheer or gift ideas and suggestions. The other evening I had… Continue reading Middle Eastern Pre-Dinner Dips

Mushroom Cheese Tart

Welcome to December! Holiday season and entertaining are fast approaching!  With this in mind, the next few weeks of posts are going to showcase things to make your holiday season easier. They may be recipes that you can pull together in a hurry, cocktails or gift ideas. Looking for a recipe that is quick to… Continue reading Mushroom Cheese Tart