Asparagus and Pea Risotto

Asparagus and Pea Risotto

This asparagus risotto has a simple and fresh flavour. The earthy nuttiness of the parmesan goes really well with the spring vegetables, even though it’s summer. Continue reading


Coconut mojitoOne of summer’s most refreshing cocktails gets kicked up a notch with the addition of mint in the simple syrup and a splash of coconut rum. Continue reading

Lemon Coconut Nanaimo Bars

lemony naniamo barThese are the best Nanaimo bars I’ve ever tasted. My mom and sister (Steph McVox) agree and these will be added to the family cookbook. My sis and I have a tendency to be synchronized. Especially in the kitchen. Continue reading

Potato and Green Bean Salad with Lemon Dill Dressing

Green Bean Potato Salad

This herby potato salad is a fresh take on a traditional creamy one. Because it has no mayo or eggs it’s perfect for a summer picnic – or in this case, a summer tea party.

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Chocolate Rosemary Cookies

Chocolate Rosemary CookieThose who know me well know my passion for rosemary. I’m also a big fan of chucks of chocolate. What if you put these two lovely things together? Imagine my delight when I spotted these cookies at Beaucoup Bakery and Cafe. Continue reading

Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana ‘Ice Cream’

Peanut Butter, honey and chocolate Banana Ice CreamThe name of this recipe is misleading because there’s no cream in it. It’s simply frozen bananas, cocoa, honey and peanut butter blended together into a creamy iced chocolatey dream. Continue reading

Beet Risotto

Beet RisottoWhy have I never made risotto before? It’s ludicrous really, because it’s so easy to make and so delicious. I had some roasted beets that I wanted to use up so I did a search on the good ol’ web. Continue reading


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