Maple Ginger Brussels Sprouts

Tomorrow, January 31, is National Eat Brussels Sprouts day. Why is there a day devoted to Brussels sprouts? Probably because Brussels sprouts have been given a bad rap in the past. When I was a kid, Brussels sprouts were always cooked by boiling them. They were gross, like really gross (sorry Mom!). I  hated them.… Continue reading Maple Ginger Brussels Sprouts

Ginger Sippers

I love ginger! I love the tangy taste of it and the subtle not-too-sweet flavour that wakes up your mouth. Remember when you were a small child and weren’t feeling well? How many times were you given Ginger Ale to make you feel better? It still makes me feel better (although I confess that I no… Continue reading Ginger Sippers

In the Kitchen for Dinner by Heston Blumenthal

If you are ever at a loss for what to make for dinner, and you are Heston Blumenthal, you ask yourself one simple question: WWHVIIIE? What would Henry VIII Eat? Dinner by Heston Blumenthal sets out to answer that very question. The extremely creative menu is based on historic British food as researched by the… Continue reading In the Kitchen for Dinner by Heston Blumenthal

Ginger Maple Spiced Pork

I’m a big fan of ginger. I love the tangy spice which, while not hot, gives a ton of flavour. Living in Canada, I think we lose our citizenship if we don’t like maple syrup. While the sweetness of maple syrup is normally associated with pancakes, waffles and breakfast time, it is also a great… Continue reading Ginger Maple Spiced Pork

Tuscan Tomato Soup (Pappa al Pomodoro)

The other day I was at the Arezzo Antique Market with my friend Nan. I’m a big fan of the Antique Market and have furnished much of the house with furniture and other pieces that I’ve found at the market (click on the Arezzo Finds page to see some of the great items I’ve seen there).… Continue reading Tuscan Tomato Soup (Pappa al Pomodoro)

Checking Out Cecchini’s

If Fionn McCool was the giant of legend said to have built the “Giant’s Causeway” in Ireland, I think Dario Cecchini might be the giant of legend that put Panzano in Chianti on the map. How else can you explain the daily pilgrimage of foodies and fun-lovers who take the winding road to end up… Continue reading Checking Out Cecchini’s

Red Lentil Ragu

Happy New Year! Welcome, 2017! Hello from post number 100! After the holiday season of non-stop eating and drinking, I’m sure that I’m not alone in wanting to put some lighter-calorie meals on the menu! Italians are extremely passionate about their food. It’s one of the many reasons why Italian food is so fabulous. I read… Continue reading Red Lentil Ragu