Shrimp, Mango, Sweet Potato & Butternut Squash Curry

By Friday, March 21, 2014

Ol’ faithful. I think Nigella Lawson is a huge reason why I fell in love with cooking in the first place. Yeah, I had my days at the Rose & Kettle Tearoom, but after school in second year university, I would always watch Nigella Express (her TV show). Like most people, I was totally seduced by ...

Double Chocolate Candy Cane Cookies

By Wednesday, December 18, 2013

I'm blogging CHRISTMAS RECIPES now!!! Honestly, my blogging is so backed up (I have recipes from October that I've yet to share with you) I've had to bump everything to talk about my Christmas baking. This is all in an effort to be more timely with my posts, i.e. when my readers are planning for Thanksgiving, ...

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

By Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Snacks! I love snacks. And after almost 9 months, I think I can officially announce I have kicked my chip addiction!!! Not only do I never crave chips any more, I don’t want them even if they’re right in front of me. It took a long time, but I got there! My Other Half and I ...

Simple Lemon & Mushroom Linguine

By Friday, June 28, 2013

My old soccer coach, Dave Finlayson (who is currently seeking Progressive Conservative nomination for Hammonds Plains-Lucasville, back in Nova Scotia), used to harp on and on about the “KISS principle”… also known as “keep it simple, stupid”. It was his way of reminding us to focus on the fundamentals of soccer and not complicate things. I’d ...

Julia’s Five Favourite Soups in 2011

By Thursday, January 12, 2012

Eventually I will stop recapping my favourite recipes from 2011 and write about some of the new stuff I’ve been making, but in the meantime, I wanted to give my readers what they like best – soup recipes! I also need to play some  serious catch up… I have about six blog posts sitting in my ...

Breaking news: The best Chicken Teriyaki ever!

By Friday, September 23, 2011

Nigella Lawson hits it out of the park… again! She’s definitely my favourite celebrity chef and she never ceases to amaze me. Sure, there have been a few disappointments when using her recipes, but for the most part, they’re delicious, original and often unusual. I love her full-flavour and full-fat style. Plus, she’s absolutely gorgeous, which ...

Scallops with Quinoa & Thai Pea Purée

By Saturday, September 17, 2011

As I may have mentioned before, my big cousin Denise is moving in with us for four months while she does student teaching and two elementary schools in our neighbourhood. I was counting down the days until she arrived, and finally, she’s here! To truly welcome her, I decided to try some new recipes and really ...

Broccoli & Blue Cheese Soup

By Tuesday, May 10, 2011

This post was updated in February 2015 with new photography! I am writing this not long after my parents have hit the road and are off to Toronto where my Dad has some speaking engagements. It’s very sad to see them leave, but I am happy and feeling really satisfied with their visit. We did everything ...

Sunshine Soup!

By Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Note: This post was updated in January 2014 with new photography! I’m beginning to realize that soups are the key to healthy eating. Every soup I make is so incredibly nutritious! This Nigella soup is bright, cheery and definitely healthy (and actually, most of her recipes are the exact opposite). I make a soup per week and ...

Pesto Pasta (or Nigella’s Pasta alla Genovese)

By Monday, December 13, 2010

Ok, so I’m thinking I need to get all my blogging out of the way before I take off for Halifax for the holidays, so I’m on a bit of a rampage today. Bear with me! Pesto Pasta This recipe actually has a complicated and fancy name, which I hate, so I have renamed it. It’s ...

Dragon Chicken

By Wednesday, December 8, 2010

This was a recipe I was dying to make. It’s one of the first I’ve made from the newest Nigella Lawson cookbook, “Kitchen.” She’s brilliant and I truly believe we have the same taste buds. I always get excited about cooking her recipes! Marinating Dragon Chicken and the cookbook The Dragon Chicken is actually meant to ...

Perfect Apple Crisp

By Monday, November 1, 2010

Where do I even begin? As I lay here in bed on my laptop, I have so many wonderful “foodie” things to write about, but I can’t even fathom where to start. I guess the most logical thing would be to apologize to my followers for not blogging as much as I normally do this ...

Pea & Avocado Hummus

By Friday, September 10, 2010

It’s amazing to me that I haven’t mentioned her before, but I have a bit of an obsession with a certain very beautiful British chef: Nigella Lawson. There are many reasons why I love her. I discovered her TV show “Nigella Express” about a year ago, and was completely taken with it. Her recipes are simple, ...