Steamed Garlicky Parsley Potatoes

I haven’t posted on here in so long I seriously feel like a stranger on my own blog.  Although, I cook almost every day, I’ve just been really uninspired to carve the time out to post any recipes.  It started when I got real busy and would put off posting “until tomorrow”.  Tomorrow turned into…

Feta Salad

Never one to care for excuses nor mundane explanations, I won’t share where I’ve been nor what the heck I’ve been doing while NOT posting on this blog.  I’m here now and that’s all that matters right? I’ll go about my business posting and you can go about your business reading.  So, let’s start off on a…

Simple Banana Bread

I’ve been gone a while and guess where I was? China. Yup…the far east, home of about 1.3billion people! Then after getting back, I got sick as a dog and I’m just now getting back into my groove.  I’m trying to compile all my photos from the trip then I’ll do a separate posting on…

Pickled Red Onions

One of the tricks of preparing easy meals is having things prepared in advance.  How many times have you gone to the market and bought way too much produce with grandiose ideas of all the meals you’ll be making?  The week starts and reality sets in…there is no way you will be able to use all your…

Decadent Chocolate Almond Cookies

It’s hump day and more importantly, we made it to February! Is it me or is time flying by?  It seems like I just celebrated the new year and here we are dashing into the second month of the year already.  For those of you who made resolutions, you better get on with it or…

Mango Sorbet

On this side of the hemisphere, it is hotter than Hades.  It’s been sweltering hot  since December and finding ways to cool down have become my #1 priority.  If you are lucky to have a pool at your house good for you – go jump in the pool and cool off.  As for me, I…

Polenta with Mushrooms

Happy New Year…x2, because yesterday ushered in the Chinese New Year. The Year of the Water Dragon! I read in an article that  “the dragon is larger than life and means big things are to come”  so I wish you all good things to come in 2012.  While you are chasing the “big things” out…

Matoke with Groundnut Sauce

Last year, I accompanied my sister to Kampala, Uganda and I had the pleasure of eating one of their staple dishes – matoke with groundnut sauce.   “Matoke” are a variety of green bananas, which cannot be eaten raw – they must be steamed or boiled for consumption. “Groundnut Sauce” is basically peanut sauce.  Groundnuts…

Spaghetti with Pesto

Is it me or does it seem like the closer you get to the end of the year the faster the days fly by?  I feel like I used to get so much done during the day and still have time left over to plan dinner menus.  I’m almost convinced that the days are getting…

Bagels

I’m sorry for not posting sooner but I caught a case of food poisoning  by way of mushrooms.  Don’t ask! By the time I recovered, I had so much stuff to do in and out of the house and couldn’t find the time to post…until now.  One sure fire way to tell that I’m feeling…

Pizza Two Ways

Have you ever had pizza so bad that the crust tasted like cardboard?  Tomatoes acidic…check.  Chewy cheese…check.  Flavourless toppings…check.  On the flip side have you ever had pizza so good you wanted to just curl up in the corner and purr?  Everyone has a favorite pizza memory and every pizza they eat after that is…

Cinnamon Rolls

I have quite the sweet tooth and although dark chocolate normally does the trick, I’ve been craving another type of sweet.  You know the kind that will manifest itself at your dentist visit?  The one that’s so decadently evil that you hide when devouring?  The one that elicits alien-like guttural sounds of pleasure?   Yup, that’s the one…and that…