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

Valentine’s Violette Lava Cakes

This is a public service announcement: Valentine’s Day is tomorrow. You still have time to let your special someone think you were organized and thought of them. Valentine’s Day always comes with pressure. Buy flowers. Book a nice restaurant.  Get a card (I’m horrible at cards, sorry Pete!). If you happen to be taking a break… Continue reading Valentine’s Violette Lava Cakes

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

Giving Thanks for Cocktails

Thanksgiving is a wonderful holiday – family, food, get-togethers and a long weekend. Now, I know that American readers are thinking: “what the heck is she talking about?”. Thanksgiving is another month and a half away! Canadian Thanksgiving (as I always have to explain to my US work counterparts) falls on the second Monday in October.… Continue reading Giving Thanks for Cocktails

Summer Pearl Salad

Long weekends mean catching up with friends and family for impromptu dinners or barbecues. A recent long weekend found me in Toronto. It was the perfect time to have a barbecue on the rooftop and watch the fireworks. The nice thing about getting together with friends is that everyone brings something to the table (literally).… Continue reading Summer Pearl Salad

End of Summer Cocktails

Summer vacations will be coming to an end and kids will be coming home from camp and going back to school. But we can still enjoy the last days of relaxing before the chaos of September hits. Sangria is a drink that screams summer. The refreshing combination of fruit and cold wine begs to be… Continue reading End of Summer Cocktails

Insalata di Cocomero e Pomodoro (Watermelon Tomato Salad)

Pete and I have an ongoing debate on the word for “watermelon” in Italian. I favour the word Cocomero (co-co-mer-o) while he prefers Anguria (an-gurr-i-a). Both are correct and seem to be used fairly interchangeably. This, however, does not stop me from sending him photos of any products that say “cocomero” on them for watermelon. At… Continue reading Insalata di Cocomero e Pomodoro (Watermelon Tomato Salad)