Archive for the ‘Appetizer’ Category

Honey-Thyme Roasted Pear Crostini with Borettane Onions + Brie

I am a big fan of contrasting flavours, finding that perfect balance between salty and sweet, vinegar and salt, fat and acid. When you bite into somthing that hits that harmony, all the tastes aligned, it’s heaven. If something is just sweet, I generally decline. But if it’s sweet with some acid or salt, I’m definitely going […]

Caramelized Onion Dip

Since having our daughter, we spend  a whole lot more time at home. Friends and family, gratiously so, almost exclusively come to us and the days of “hmmm…let’s just go out to eat and see a movie” are not as simple as they used to be. We’re lucky that we love to host and luckier […]

Lemony Quinoa & Tuna Patties

I came here to write an eloquent, meaningful post about trying to be everything (mother/freelancer/wife/whole human) and having that turn into doing nothing because the pressure is just so intense and overwhelming….but it has been such a hard week at home with our 2yr old that I can’t quite seem to grasp on to the […]

Charred Harissa Carrots with Goats Milk Labneh & Pistachios

If there’s one plus to summer winding down, it’s the market shelves spilling over with a veritable rainbow of fruits and vegetables ripe for the harvesting.  From apples to zucchinis and everything in between, it’s a cook’s paradise and allows the imagination to run wild with ways in which to prepare and serve these gifts […]

Herby Sriracha Lime Chicken Wraps with Crunchy Peanut Sauce

It must have been a decade ago now that we were at a cottage with friends for the weekend when my girlfriend, who was always a kitchen inspiration and skilled home cook, prepared us all a dish that I was really looking forward to, but that I was sure my picky boyfriend would hate. I […]

Baharat Lamb Flatbreads with Goat Milk Yogurt and Mint

I used to wonder why people found weeknight meals so taxing – just cook something! Then I had a kid. Sorry, parents. Dinner, like many other aspects of parenting, has been a total cluster…. you know. Learning how to manage a newborn baby who needs to be attached to you while you cook, an infant […]

Antipasto & Strained Sheep’s Milk Yogurt Plate

I have been thinking of making this Antipasto & Strained Sheep’s Milk Yogurt Plate for what feels like months. Putting together the ingredients in my head  – would it lean in a whatever-I-had-on-hand direction or towards a more thought-out list of toppings, highlighting ingredients from a specific region? All I knew for sure is that […]