sicilian peasant pasta

sicilian peasant pasta

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I was told that this recipe stems from the Sicilian peasants but I’m not Sicilian and cannot say for sure. But regardless of that, this simple pasta combines ingredients you probably would not think to put together but it is really tasty and the kids LOVE it! I usually have these ingredients available at home, … Read More

mussels

mussels

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Who would think to buy mussels at Costco? At $12 for 6 pounds, I couldn’t resist! We had a great mussel feast where I’m sure the 6 year old princess ate almost a pound on her own. I used Ina Garten’s Mussels in White Wine recipe and not only was it delicious, it was quite … Read More

maple salmon

maple salmon

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Wild salmon caught my eye the other day at Costco. Several weeks ago, I also bought 6lbs of mussels from Costco for $12! I know… who thinks of Costco for seafood. I wouldn’t normally, but if you’re buying a lot, it’s not a bad place to check out. Anyway… wild salmon… here is an easy recipe … Read More

the dirty apron

the dirty apron

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I had the most amazing culinary experience at The Dirty Apron! Located in downtown, Vancouver, The Dirty Apron is a cooking school where David Robertson, previous chef of the acclaimed Belgian restaurant, Chambar, now devotes his time sharing his exceptional culinary skills. My friend, Lily, and I took the “Ooh La La: The French Class.” … Read More

cinnamon baked french toast

cinnamon baked french toast

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Artisan french bread was BOGO at Safeway so I had an extra loaf to make the Pioneer Woman’s Cinnamon Baked French Toast. If you haven’t checked out her website, she is an incredibly witty blogger who loves food and takes beautiful photographs. She’s one of my favourite bloggers. This french toast is super easy and … Read More

Hainanese Chicken Rice

Hainanese Chicken Rice

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This is one of our favourite meals. Hainan Chicken and Rice can be found at most Chinese, Singaporean and Malaysian restaurants but I find it expensive. Now that the kids are getting bigger and are pretty much sharing a whole meal between the two of them when we go out, this is definitely a money … Read More