As promised, the following information will be a continuation of yesterday’s blog post detailing different types of pasta and their best uses. In my previous post, referencing jessicagavin.com, I listed a variety of long pasta types, so for today’s post, we shall be looking at short pasta types. “Campanelle: Campanelle pasta is one of the … More How well do you know your pasta? (part two)
I’m not Italian, but I think I may have been in another life thanks to my utmost love and appreciation for pasta. I could, without a doubt, eat pasta every single day of my life without growing tired of it, and it has been my favourite food since I could talk, I’m pretty sure. Pasta … More How well do you know your pasta?
Watermelon and salad might not seem like the most common food combination, but trust me when I say you haven’t lived until you’ve tried it. I had watermelon salad for the first time when I was still in high school, and I still haven’t forgotten it, in case you needed reassurance that it really is … More Here’s how to make watermelon salad
When it comes to waffles, I am inclined to say the Belgians do it best. You simply cannot compare a frozen Eggo waffle to a rich, fluffy, decadent Belgian one, and I believe the hype pertaining to Belgian waffles is, without a doubt, warranted. I also conveniently happen to have Belgian ancestry, so I can … More Here’s how to make homemade Belgian waffles
Rosemary is not, by any means, my preferred herb. I don’t know what it is about this stuff, but I am not a fan of the taste or smell. I wish I liked it, because a lot of us swear by the combination of roasted potatoes and rosemary, but I would rather eat a plain-ass … More Check out these unique uses for rosemary
Chocolate lava cake may not necessarily be the first dessert that comes to mind in the summertime, but trust me when I say this dessert is one that can be served year-round, regardless of the temperature. It’s a true dessert classic with it’s soft, warm exterior and gooey chocolate interior, and I have yet to … More Here’s how to make classic chocolate lava cake
A few years ago, I went through a phase in which I was absolutely obsessed with Starbucks cake pops, specifically their vanilla one with pink icing. I’ve certainly toned down my consumption of these puppies, as they arguably are not the healthiest snack to munch on, but my sister recently got one for me for … More Here’s how to make your own Starbucks cake pops at home
I haven’t met too many people that don’t like macaroni and cheese, and arguably for a good reason; what isn’t there to like about soft, chewy noodles wrapped in a warm, gooey, cheesy hug? When I was avoiding gluten, dairy and egg in my diet a couple of years ago, it is safe to say … More Here’s how to make the best mac and cheese
Kitchen scraps, or food scraps, depending on what you prefer to call them, aren’t exactly the easiest things to make use of. It is difficult to come up with a way to incorporate food scraps into your cooking routine, so often times we tend to throw these ingredients away, however, food waste is something I’m … More Here’s how to make use of those kitchen scraps
As promised, I figured I would share some more nifty and pretty useful kitchen and cooking hacks with all of you in a continuation of my post a couple of days ago. Again, this information comes from greatist.com. “Though you technically can eat strawberries whole, most of us would rather not. Press a straw through the bottom … More Even more kitchen hacks
I’ve been on a bit of a food kick as of late in terms of the topics I’m discussing in my posts. I’m not exactly sure why, and I hope you don’t mind, but for now, I’m sticking with this form of inspiration. Cooking is a rather valuable skill in this thing we call life. … More Have you heard of these kitchen hacks?
I would argue that 2020 was the year of the charcuterie board. While the concept of serving meats, cheeses, crackers and spreads is one as old as time when it comes to entertaining, placing these items on a wooden slab in a beautiful display is where the charcuterie element comes in, and this type of … More Here’s how to make the ultimate charcuterie board
As I sit here writing this post, I am doing so with a tummy full of mashed potatoes, a component of what I had for dinner. Mashed potatoes are, without a doubt, a classic comfort food staple, and I think I have yet to meet someone who doesn’t enjoy this delicious and satisfying dish. My … More Here’s how to make the absolute best mashed potatoes
A few evenings ago, my family and I enjoyed a delectable meal from Devlin’s. The menu happened to be a Southwest theme, and while we ordered quite a few different items, one that stood out in terms of flavour was their Southern rice. I can honestly say it was some of the tastiest rice I’ve … More This is how to make the best homemade Southwest rice
Potstickers are truly a delight to experience. If you’ve never had one, or if you’re unfamiliar with what they are, potstickers are a Chinese dumpling that is typically consumed in China and other regions of East Asia. They’re a significant component of meals and signature dishes served and enjoyed throughout the Chinese New Year, but … More Here’s how to make potstickers at home
In a continuation of yesterday’s post, I got to thinking that it is probable that most of us are unaware of how to go about making bone broth. I certainly don’t have a recipe to pull out of my ass, but thankfully, Healthline has one available on their website, and I think it would be … More Bone broth: here’s how to make it
As I’ve made mention of numerous times here on my blog in the past, I have a lot of digestive issues. I’ve endured just about every test and procedure under the sun to try and figure out what exactly is causing my guts to hate me, and so far, I haven’t had much luck. I … More Bone broth: worthy of the hype?
For many of us, a change in temperature often influences how and what we cook. In the summer, we typically make use of our barbecue more than we do in the winter (generally speaking), and in the fall and winter we tend to rely more on hearty soups, stews and casseroles. It’s interesting how much … More Here’s how to make the perfect stew this Fall
With the arrival of Fall, we often times find ourselves cooking with ingredients we might not make use of throughout different seasons. Pumpkins and squash often have their opportunity to shine in dishes during the colder months because of when they’re harvested, and since Fall is upon us, I wanted to share a pumpkin soup … More Here’s how to make your own pumpkin soup
I will be fully honest and admit that squash is arguably one of my least favourite vegetables. I wish I could say that it is something I look forward to feasting on with the fall season, but, it just isn’t, and it likely won’t ever be for me, personally. Despite my lack of appreciation for … More Here’s why you should be eating more squash
I never really realized just how much I’ve been taking restaurants for granted until COVID-19 hit and forced many of them to temporarily close. I sincerely miss being able to go out for dinner and enjoy a meal, and while a lot of restaurants and eateries have re-opened with COVID-19 protocols, I haven’t yet had … More Heading to Alabama? Be sure to check out Drexell & Honeybee restaurant
I’m willing to bet that a majority of the world’s population enjoys bacon, and with good reason. I can’t say I’ve met too many people in my life who fail to enjoy this strip of goodness, arguably because it’s inevitably delicious. That being said, I think some people abstain from cooking bacon more often than … More Here’s how to cook bacon in your oven
I realize the topic of this post is completely random, but hear me out. While at work not too long ago, a customer and I were on the topic of different types of meat dishes, and how to best prepare them. We got on the topic of meatloaf and how it can be tricky to … More Here’s how to make perfect meatloaf
Coaxing kids into willingly consuming vegetables is no easy feat. Often times, it seems easier to walk away as opposed to having an all out wrestling match with them to get them to eat their greens, but this isn’t the most effective approach, either. Luckily, some parents have shared their tricks for getting their kids … More Here’s how to get your fussy kid to eat their vegetables, as told by parents
Pancakes, when made properly, can be a wonderful thing. The issue with pancakes, though, from my own observations, is that they can be tricky to perfect, and when served in a mediocre manner, they fall short of hitting the spot when it comes to breakfast. No need to stress, though. I did a little bit … More Here’s how to make perfect pancakes
I’ve done a couple of different date-related posts here on my blog in the past, and based on the response I’ve received from you, my wonderful readers, I thought I would do one for fall. I suppose I’m a little biased seeing as fall is my favourite season, but fall presents a multitude of new … More Fall date ideas
Cooking, as wonderful and exciting as it can be, can quickly become redundant. Over time we become comfortable with certain dishes, allowing them to become routine and failing to excite our tastebuds in the process. My mom has always said that the longer she cooks, the more difficult it becomes. My food intolerances and sensitivities … More Here’s how to get out of that cooking rut
Lavender is what I like to refer to as a super plant. Most of us are aware of the fact that lavender is a fantastic option for people who deal with insomnia and/or anxiety, but it’s also an incredible ingredient to incorporate into a variety of culinary creations. Until I began working at Bonnieheath Estate … More Here’s how to cook with lavender
It’s possible you read the title of yourself and thought, “No way.” If you did, I don’t blame you. Cannabis and barbeque sauce aren’t necessarily two things that go together. Except for the fact that they really do go together. Don’t believe me? “Adding cannabis edibles to your grilled delights can provide both you and … More Cannabis and … barbeque?
In working at Bonnieheath Estate, a lavender farm and winery, I’ve come to develop a relatively firm understanding of lavender. Prior to starting this job, I had some knowledge of this magical plant, but now that my knowledge has expanded, I thought I would offer a little lavender 101, if you will, in hopes of … More Lavender 101