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?
When we’re young, we don’t exactly worry about what we are consuming in terms of calories and fat. And for a good reason; kids should not be thinking about things that we spend most of our adult years contemplating considering they’re busy playing among other important kid things. Once we’re adults, however, our diet becomes … More PSA: your metabolism does not, in fact, slow down once you’re middle-aged
A couple of days ago, my mom informed me she was going grocery shopping and requested that if there were any items I was in need of to write them on her list. I’ve been craving some cookies and cream ice cream as of late, so I jotted that onto her note and expected her … More Have you had Shaw’s ice cream?
Salads and summer go together like peanut butter and jelly. I’m not talking about boring-ass, plain iceberg lettuce salads with a glob of ranch dressing on top used in an attempt to breathe some life into such a flavour-dead version of salad; rather, I’m talking about the ones we actually enjoy eating, and are able … More Here’s your perfect summer salad recipe
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
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
For whatever reason, food just seems to taste better when consumed in the late hours of the evening. We all know eating late isn’t the best practice as it can be a hindrance to our metabolism, but from time to time, you gotta cave and raid the fridge after binging Netflix for hours and it’s … More Yes, eating late at night really is as bad as you think
As of late, I would argue that the concept of ‘farm to table’ meals has gained tremendous popularity. Perhaps this stems from a desire from the general public to have a better understanding of how and where food is produced and prepared, and if so, I think an increase in this meal concept is a … More Looking for a unique dinner experience? Check out Thrive Norfolk
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
The agricultural industry is a tough one. Farming consists of a significant amount of time, work and effort, and is unfortunately often times at the mercy of Mother Nature. This year has been exceptionally tough for members of the ag industry. Between COVID-19 and the setbacks and complications caused by it and a tremendously dry … More Have you thanked a farmer recently?
Mexican cuisine is hands down one of my favourite types of food to eat. My family and I have always loved Mexican dishes, a preference which has likely been influenced by our migrant workers and their choosing to share some of their phenomenal creations with us, and whenever we have the chance to have this … More Craving Mexican? Check out The Mule in Hamilton
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
With warmer weather upon us, I would imagine many of us are itching to get our hands on some fresh, local produce that becomes available throughout the Spring and Summer months here in Ontario. There is something so fantastic about biting into a crisp, juicy piece of fruit that has been produced locally, and soon … More These are some of the healthiest fruits to eat
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 feel like potato bacon soup is a flavour combination just about all of us can appreciate. Not only does bacon compliment potatoes perfectly (what doesn’t bacon compliment, though), the heavenly concoction that comes from pairing these two ingredients is one I would give just about anything for. Yes, I am talking this passionately about … More You really need to try Earthly Delight’s potato bacon soup
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
I feel like road trips are perceived as a rite of passage in a way. It’s something everyone should be privy to experiencing at some point in our lives, and it can allow for the development of significant memories and experiences, too. That being said, road trips aren’t so fun if you’re not properly prepared. … More Here’s how to make the best of your road trip
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
As we all know, certain foods taste best when paired together. Peanut butter and jelly, french fries and ketchup, pasta and spaghetti sauce … I could go on. But, aside from these highly recognized and favored food pairings, how willing would you be to try some pretty creative, off-the-wall combos? After giving the topic some … More Would you try these funky food combinations?
Salad, from my own observations, has a bad reputation. When most of us hear the term ‘salad,’ our thoughts automatically associate it with being bland, boring, and certainly not something we typically have a hankering for. I feel obligated to stick up for salads a little bit, though. I personally love salad, and I’m not … More Here’s how to spruce up your salad
I love me some authentic Greek food. I’ve always been a fan of this type of cuisine, and rest assured, if you’re in the mood for the good stuff, be sure to visit iOS estiatorio & wine bar on Upper James St. in Hamilton, Ont. My family and I have been to iOS twice now, … More In the mood for some Greek food? Check out iOS
I would argue that Lebanese food isn’t something a fair amount of us are familiar with. Which is a shame, really, considering how damn tasty it is. It isn’t exactly as well recognized as Italian or Chinese food, for example, but despite its relatively subtle reputation, Lebanese cuisine packs a serious flavour punch. With some … More Like Lebanese food? Visit La Luna
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
If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you’re more than likely aware of my dietary restrictions. I’ve been intolerant to gluten and dairy for about four years now, and these intolerances are as annoying and inconvenient as ever. When I first found out about my intolerances, I learned I was unable to consume … More Can you become un-intolerant to foods?
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?
Summertime in Ontario signifies the joyful start of fresh, seasonal produce. Whether it be asparagus, strawberries, plums or sweet corn, having access to locally grown items can be a gamechanger, both in terms of taste and overall quality. And while you may be under the impression you’re buying as much local product as possible, it … More Are you buying as local as you could be?
Eggs are pretty fantastic when you think about it. Not only are they delicious and simple to prepare, but they further contain a multitude of nutrients that benefit the human body. And, they’re a whole lot more, according to ThinkEgg’s website. Eggs actually contain the highest quality protein you can buy, and egg yolks happen … More Let’s talk about eggs
Cannabis is something that is often misunderstood, in my opinion. When most of us consider cannabis, we think of it being smoked, or consumed in a brownie or a gummy. But, in reality, cannabis can be used in a variety of dishes, and an article originally published at Foli offers up 15 different recipes using this delightful plant. … More Cooking with cannabis
Cooking is something a lot of us fear, for many different reasons. Burnt entrees and failed desserts are just a few potential examples as to why someone may be intimidated in the kitchen, amongst other things. Good news, though; cooking doesn’t have to be complicated, especially when you have a few tricks on standby. I … More Here’s how to be a pro in the kitchen