Category Archives: Basics

Herbed Chickpeas

chickpeasThis chickpea dish is my latest food obsession. I’ll make a batch at the start of the week as my quick lunch and dinner go-to staple. Cooking the chickpeas gives them a nice toasted crunch on outside and a creamy bite on the inside. Continue reading

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Classic Tomato Soup and Grilled Cheese Sandwich

TomatoSoup1Tomato soup is one of life’s big comforts. And whoever thought of pairing a bowl of tomato soup with a grilled cheese sandwich should be granted knighthood. Sharp gooey cheddar snuggled between buttery crispy bread longs to be dunked into bowls of rich tomatey goodness. Grilled cheese sandwiches are my favourite sandwich and one of the first things I learned how to cook as a child. I’d often make them for lunch alongside a bowl of Campbell’s tomato soup. Now I make my own. Continue reading

Farm Fresh Cheesy Scrambled Eggs

IMG_1757Recently we visited the Vockeroth farm in Alberta’s heartland and experienced some farm-to-table eating. We fed the chickens and reaped the rewards at breakfast the next day by scrambling those fresh eggs. Continue reading

No-Knead Bread

No knead Bread

Now that it’s autumn I have a strong urge to make soup, bake and make fresh loaves of crusty bread. I’ve made this no-knead bread a few times now and it gives me so much pleasure to smell the bread baking in my kitchen. Continue reading

Sauteed Mushrooms with Fresh Herbs

Sauteed MushroomsSauteed mushrooms are one of the simplest things you can make yet, with a couple additions, they bring a complex flavour to your meal. Fresh herbs, such as thyme, rosemary, chives and marjoram, love mushrooms and a squirt of lemon juice brightens their earthy flavour. Continue reading