I love me a proper salad. I’m not referring to a boring-ass, basic and bland salad with nothing but lettuce and dressing; rather, I’m referring to vibrant, colourful and rich salads that incorporate just about every food group in their contents. The salads I’m describing, I think, hit best when it is summertime, arguably because … More Make this for your next summer barbeque
I would wager that we have all, at one point or another, encountered a person whose situation is anything but ideal. Perhaps they’ve recently endured a tragic loss; maybe they’re struggling financially; regardless of their specific situation, sometimes, it takes an occurrence to meet someone who has been dealt a far shitter hand at life … More Putting things into perspective
This past Thursday, Blaine and I celebrated his 29th birthday. He isn’t exactly the type to willingly engage in celebratory birthday activities, so our festivities were pretty low-key, just as he prefers. Blaine has a sweet tooth but can be picky with his desserts. He is an avid fan of his grandmother’s chocolate pie, and … More Read this to learn how to make homemade chocolate pie
I can say with confidence that my appreciation for rice has increased exponentially since marrying Blaine. I realize that’s a somewhat odd proclamation, but allow me to explain; Blaine loves rice and could arguably eat it every single day. I’ve always liked rice, don’t get me wrong, and seeing as I am preparing meals for … More Let’s hear it for rice
I positively love jalapeno poppers. They’re tasty as hell and offer a delectable combination of crunch, courtesy of their breading, and creaminess, courtesy of their cheese-filled centre. Granted, you don’t know how hot they’re going to be until you bite into one, but that’s part of the experience. I cannot help but think of my … More Here is how to make some homemade jalapeno poppers
Despite working at a golf course for a couple of years, I am by no means a golfer. I do understand the game of golf, to almost an entire extent, but I’m not super savvy with all things golf, and I’m absolute shit when it comes to playing the game. For Easter this year, my … More This is your sign to have brunch at MontHill Golf and Country Club
For anyone who read the title of this post and thought of something inappropriate, get your damn mind out of the gutter. Noodles, for the sake of this post, refer to nothing more than types of pasta, and certainly are not making reference to a specific male appendage. If your mind did wander somewhere a … More What’s your noodle preference?
Earlier this week, my sister accompanied me on a much-needed Costco trip. I haven’t been to Costco for a hot minute, and I like to visit a few times a year to stock up on certain items, and also to peruse the shelves and see what is new and exciting. When my sister and I … More Need some energy? Try a ZOA
When I sat down to write this post, I knew I wanted to share a recipe with all of you, but I was struggling to designate what specific dish I wanted to find a recipe for. I started brainstorming some popular foods that many of us consider comfort food, and I came to the sudden … More Read this to learn how to make some wicked lasagna
Anyone who has the (hopefully) pleasure of knowing me is certainly familiar with my snacking antics. I eat a lot, I eat regularly, and I love fruit, therefore a common snack food I enjoy is 100 per cent fruit bars that don’t contain any additional sugar. I have never been able to comprehend why the … More SunRype versus That’s It: a fruit bar showdown
I do ask that you grant me the opportunity to acknowledge the title of today’s post and state that by no means do I intend to communicate any disrespect toward anyone in poverty. If I might add, I think it’s a wee bit sad I have to acknowledge this regardless, but given the state of … More Here’s how to make a poor man’s burrito bowl
This past weekend, Blaine and I had friends of ours over to see our home and have dinner. They saw our home prior to the completion of renovations, and further, the incorporation of furniture and other decor, so we figured it was due time to have them back out for them to see the progress … More Make this for dinner tonight
Anyone who has seen the film Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby will arguably understand the reference I’m about to make: ‘If you don’t like chilli then f*** you.’ If you haven’t seen this movie or are unfamiliar with this quote, please do not take my expression to heart. Tis but a joke, and … More Let’s make some chilli
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
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)
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
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 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
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?
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