How well do you know your pasta? (part two)

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)

Here’s how to make classic chocolate lava cake

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

Here’s how to make your own Starbucks cake pops at home

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

Here’s how to make use of those kitchen scraps

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

Here’s how to make the ultimate charcuterie board

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

This is how to make the best homemade Southwest rice

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

Here’s how to make potstickers at home

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

Heading to Alabama? Be sure to check out Drexell & Honeybee restaurant

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

Here’s how to get your fussy kid to eat their vegetables, as told by parents

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

Fall date ideas

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

Here’s how to get out of that cooking rut

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 101

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