Spring Asparagus and Mushroom Fettuccine

Today is Memorial Day in the United States and Monday of the American long weekend (enjoy your day off, my American friends!). While May long weekends often mean that our thoughts turn to summer, I want to take advantage of the fact we’re still in spring! Spring! What a perfect name for the season. Hope… Continue reading Spring Asparagus and Mushroom Fettuccine

AB²C Salad

Everyone is looking to increase the veggies they consume, but sometimes we fall into the same rut. Steamed asparagus, steamed broccoli – same old, same old. Salads are a great way to get more vegetables into your meals, but sometimes get boring. After spending some time in southeast Asia, a trip to the local TNT was in the… Continue reading AB²C Salad

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!

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

Rigatoni all’Amatriciana

  Pete loves cycling. He had finished a 115 km bike ride. It was day one completed of the two-day (230 km) Alberta Ride to Conquer Cancer. Besides being tired, he was in the mood for some carbo-loading pasta for dinner. Since it had been what felt like ages since I was last in Italy, I… Continue reading Rigatoni all’Amatriciana

Popular Panini in Padova

Let me start off by saying that Dalla Zita is not a secret spot. While it feels like a secret spot, as it may be a touch difficult to find (mostly due to the lack of signage out front), the spot seems to be extremely well known by all the students at the University of… Continue reading Popular Panini in Padova

Tortino di Michele (a recipe from Osteria dal Capo)

  Back in the summer, Pete and I were lucky enough to have dinner at Osteria dal Capo one evening when we were in Padova. We had a wonderful dinner and both the meal and service were lovely. At the end of the evening, we chatted with the owners. Gleda and Michele have been the owners… Continue reading Tortino di Michele (a recipe from Osteria dal Capo)