Easy Marinated Chicken Thighs

Everyone is so busy! Work! School! Kids! Kids’ activities! No one has a lot of spare time. This is a recipe for the busy. Before you run out the door for work or school, take five minutes and give your chicken thighs a little love. You can even prepare them the night before. This marinade takes… Continue reading Easy Marinated Chicken Thighs

Tuscan White Beans (a recipe from Dario Cecchini)

Going to Dario Cecchini’s in Panzano in Chianti is always fun. While getting there may cause a little dizziness as you navigate the switchbacks that climb up and down the hills in the Chianti area, once you get there, the only dizziness you may feel is from taking in the scene that is the butcher… Continue reading Tuscan White Beans (a recipe from Dario Cecchini)

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)

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

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

Butter Me Up Chicken

The other day at work, we were (surprisingly, haha) talking about food. Tracy mentioned that she was having people over for dinner and that she was planning to order Indian food. I suggested that she make some of the items herself, then mentioned that Butter Chicken, which is usually a fan favourite, is as simple… Continue reading Butter Me Up Chicken

Roasted Garlic-Parmesan Cauliflower

I love cauliflower. Even though people have been eating it since 6 BC, it seems like all of a sudden it has become super popular this year. I don’t know if it’s because people started to eat it as a gluten-free option (cauliflower can be used for gluten-free pizza), or if everyone just realized “hey, cauliflower… Continue reading Roasted Garlic-Parmesan Cauliflower