I will begin this post by acknowledging the fact that the name I have given a particular food dish I recently made may be entirely inaccurate. Personally, I think calling what I made a sausage hash encapsulates this dish in all its glory, but I’m not a chef, nor am I a food expert. So, … More Let’s make sausage hash
I should probably clarify the question that exists within the title of today’s post. When I say cat’s claw, I’m not referring to a literal cat claw that can be found attached to the pad of their foot; rather, I’m making reference to cat’s claw as an herb, and if you haven’t heard of it, … More What in the heck is cat’s claw?
When my Oma and Opa were still here with us Earth-side, towards the end of their lives, they found themselves living in Hamilton. They lived in a retirement home, and once a week, my mom would head to the Hammer to visit with them, run any errands then required, etc. I was in university during … More Read this if you’re a fan of Vietnamese spring rolls
I’m pretty sure I’ve mentioned this before, but in case I haven’t, allow me this opportunity to inform you all that Blaine works on his family’s cattle farm. It’s a beef operation, meaning the cattle aren’t exclusively Holstein for producing milk; rather, these cows are a variety of breeds and are raised for consumption. Being … More Let’s make homemade hamburgers
As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, my mom, sister and I spent an afternoon in Cambridge on the weekend to do a little bit of shopping. After our shopping came to a conclusion, we were trying to figure out where to go for dinner. My sister did a quick Google search to see what restaurants … More Have you been to The Black Badger in Cambridge?
I’ll admit I perhaps wasn’t entirely aware of each and every benefit the consumption of spinach offers, but here we are with a part two post. Apparently, spinach is one hell of a superfood, so much so that it requires two separate posts to cover all of the wonderful advantages that come with eating it. … More Let’s hear it for spinach, again (part two)
If you’ve been around the block a time or two, you’re probably aware of the fact that spinach is considered to be a superfood. Superfoods are foods that go above and beyond in terms of the nutrients they offer, and spinach is one of the more well-known superfoods if I had to guess. I mean, … More Let’s hear it for spinach (part one)
While I wouldn’t go so far as to say my cooking can compete with the likes of Ina Garten, I will say that I’m not as terrible in the kitchen as I may have made myself to believe. When I was a kid, I was obsessed with cooking and baking, and my parents were kind … More Try your hand at some homemade pizza
My husband is a tremendous fan of Bits and Bits, specifically the barbeque flavour, which can be tricky to find. His ultimate preference, however, is his mom’s homemade Bits and Bits, and understandably so; I have yet to consume anything my mother-in-law has prepared that is anything shy of phenomenal, and her Bits and Bites … More Here’s how to make your own Bits and Bites
If I had to guess, I would wager that between myself and my family, we, collectively over the span of a few years, have probably gone through half-a-dozen Keurig machines. I won’t lie to you; considering my family’s track record with these devices, I really didn’t have a whole lot of faith in them. I … More What’s your go-to Keurig pod?
When it came time to start preparing dinner a few nights ago, I found myself looking at two raw, skinless chicken breasts, wondering what in the fuck I was going to do with them in terms of how to serve them. Eventually, I just started grabbing random shit from my fridge and cupboards and in … More Here’s your next weeknight dinner
Just about every year during the holiday season, my sister ends up preparing at least one meal. My sister’s cooking abilities are God-given, if you ask me, and I have yet to consume anything she has made that fails to be anything but truly delicious. I genuinely mean that. One of the many tremendous dishes … More Here’s how to make your own pigs in a blanket
When my family and I visited Rome, Italy, a few years back, my dad stumbled across a particular pasta dish that he raved about for years, long after we had left Rome. He had the opportunity to sample some authentic Italian carbonara, and he’s been hooked ever since, understandably. Granted, we aren’t in Rome anymore, … More Here’s how to make some delicious Italian carbonara
I try my best to limit myself and my tastebuds when I go grocery shopping. I really do. I make a list beforehand, try my best to avoid going on an empty stomach, and try to find the best deals and prices possible to save some coin. I still, however, buy myself some treats from … More Here’s how to make some cinnamon coffee muffins
On Saturday evening, my mom came over to my and Blaine’s place to have dinner with us. My sister and dad weren’t home for the evening, so rather than her eating alone, it makes sense for her to come over to where we are seeing as we are quite close. Blaine’s been pretty sick for … More Make this chicken for dinner tonight
Many moons ago, I got my first off-farm job working at Pita Pit in West Brantford. I say off-farm job because my parents’ rule when my sister and I were younger was that if we wanted to work full-time on the farm, that was fine and dandy, but not without getting a job off the … More Have you been to BarBurrito in West Brantford?
I’ll be entirely transparent and admit that the topic of today’s post is not one I came up with independently. I use WordPress for my blog, and while I usually don’t enjoy the changes made to my site every time it undergoes an unprecedented upgrade, I can appreciate one element of the new system which … More What are some things you’re good at?
I promised Blaine I would make him some homemade banana bread shortly after he and I moved into our home. I haven’t forgotten about or abandoned my promise, but I should probably make note of the fact that almost five months have elapsed since making this promise to Blaine. I figure if I write a … More Here’s how to make the most delicious homemade banana bread
For my American readers, I apologize for composing a post about how to create splendid stuffing just after you celebrated Thanksgiving. How inconsiderate of me, I know. I am pleased to inform you and all of my readers, however, that not only is stuffing a vastly underrated dish that can absolutely be enjoyed any time … More Here’s how to make some perfect homemade stuffing
On Sunday evening, my mom, dad and I decided to grab some Chinese food for dinner, and naturally, we went to our favourite local spot – The Oriental in Brantford, Ontario. The Oriental truly serves the best Chinese food in Brant County, hands down, and while just about everything on their menu is phenomenal, one … More Here’s how to make homemade almond soo guy
This past weekend, my family and I ventured down to Niagara, my old stomping grounds, for my cousin’s wedding. I say stomping grounds not because I ever officially lived in Niagara, but because I did five years of schooling in the region and lived in student housing. My sister and I are bridesmaids for my … More Have you been to Casa Mia Ristorante and Bar in Niagara?
When it comes to cookies, it is safe to say I have my favourites. Cookies as a general concept are one of my preferred desserts, but if I had to pick my go-to flavours, they would be chocolate chip, oatmeal, and sugar cookies. These guys are the cream of the crop, if you ask me, … More Here’s how to make some delicious sugar cookies
Halloween has come and gone, however, the majority of us are still clinging onto our pumpkins, refusing to succumb to the looming threat of winter and attempting to draw out the autumn season as long as we possibly can. Or, it could simply be a matter of not yet getting around to tossing our pumpkins … More How much do you know about pumpkins?
I think just about everyone would agree that waking up to the smell of bacon and eggs cooking for breaky is always a good thing. Unless you’re a vegetarian or a vegan, because I’m not entirely sure how many vegetarian/vegan options exist in the breakfast food realm. But, for those of us who do eat … More Let’s normalize breakfast for dinner
The other night, I found myself in a bit of a pickle in regard to what exactly I was going to make for dinner on this particular evening for Blaine and me. I knew I was making pasta of some sort, but needed to come up with a protein, and I was running short on … More Here’s how to make some wicked chicken breasts in an air fryer
Chinese food really is a comfort food classic. It checks all of the boxes in terms of what a comfort meal should consist of, as well as what the consumer experiences whilst eating it, and just about all of us can agree that a solid Chinese food dinner hits the hunger spot. There is a … More Have you been to The Oriental in Brantford?
After yesterday’s post, I thought it would make sense to provide all of you with a recipe to make with an air fryer. Seeing as I praised and applauded an air fryer as a cooking tool for the duration of yesterday’s post, I realized today that folks might be questioning what exactly to create in … More Here’s how to make pizza in an air fryer
I’ve had my eyes on an air fryer ever since Blaine and I moved into our home about four months ago. I figured I could ask for one for Christmas, or wait until one comes on sale, and to be honest, I forgot about getting one for a little while. That is, until I saw … More Yes, you really do need an air fryer
Cooking is something that has relevance to just about all of us. Whether you’re cooking for yourself or have someone in your life who consistently cooks for you, the process of preparing food for consumption is a relatively universal one, and while most of us dabble in it in one way or another, we may … More Check out these cooking hacks
Earlier this week, I met up with a friend of mine to go for dinner. We originally wanted to have sushi, but after calling two locations in Brantford and not having much luck, we figured we were going to have to get a rain check on the sushi and settle for something else in the … More If you like sushi, read this