Posts Tagged ‘mint’

Powerhouse Green Dip

Back before we had Ruthie I imagined a world where she would sit, quiet and still, on the counter top watching diligently as I put together a recipe or meal. She would be absorbing everything I did, holding steadfastly to the memory of cooking with Mama when she was a little girl. We would sit […]

Raising a Glass to Mama

I used to think I knew what it was to give all of myself. To dig deep and push harder, love more, be kinder, forgive more easily. And then I became a mother and realized that I had a lot more of myself tucked away, hiding in the shadows waiting to be summoned. Though I’m […]

Turkey For Every Occasion

Someone told me that Spring was here….but I’m not so sure I believe them just yet. We had snow last week in Ottawa. Not a lot, but enough to make your heart sink a little deeper in your chest. Especially after a few days of stunning, sunny weather had us believing that it had finally […]

Taking Time [Baba Ghanoush Bowls with Pomegranate, Mint and Mozzarella]

My brains are taking a brief sabbatical today, taking time to decompress and enjoy the long weekend, but I wanted to share this recipe with you before I start melting into a sunny chair on the deck with a cold glass of riesling in hand and my best friend to my side.  I hope Sunday is […]

A Lack of Thought [Almond Mint Arugula Falafel with Lemony Avocado Buttermilk Dressing]

I keep coming here with the intention to write a big long spiel about stuff and things and life… and then I get here and just stare at the page, pick at my cuticles, sigh heavily, and walk away. I’m not sure if it’s a result of a busy few weeks or if I’m actually just getting really […]

For the Love of All Things Sweet and Creamy [Homemade Ricotta with Roasted Hazelnuts, Plums, Honey and Mint]

“Homemade salsa? Homemade cheese? Homemade spice blends? Homemade sauces? Who has the time?” Or so I thought. Until I really started cooking for myself, the idea of making my own items that I could otherwise buy in jars  or deli counters just didn’t make any sense to me. Why would I bother when someone else […]

Eating Summer [Fresh Mint and Pea Pasta Alla Carbonara]

I’m holding my wrists out, palms facing up, for the slap on the wrists I deserve for having been absent from here for so long.  There has been so much going on lately that upon arriving home from most days, I am magnetically drawn to the couch and the comforts of my living room.  I’ve […]

So Fresh & So Clean [Strawberry-Mint Parfait with Cheesecake Cream and Lime Curd]

I’m turning into an old man. Have you noticed?  All I can seem to talk about lately is the weather. I want to talk about it all day long. And if I’m not talking about the weather, I’m talking about how I talk about the weather. I’m sure you’re tired of hearing about it by […]

A Taste of Summer [Scallop Crudo with Grapefruit, Edamame, Zucchini, Mint Oil]

I have a hard time at restaurants.  It’s not that I’m picky. In fact, quite the opposite. The whole other end of the spectrum, actually. I want it all. I’m greedy for everything that establishment has to offer. What might seem like indecisiveness due to specific taste, is really just me feeling exasperated knowing I’m […]

Summer Offerings

I’ve always wanted to be one of those people who has a giant garden full of every type of every vegetable under the sun. But reality is, I’m just not attentive enough. I have two tomato plants and a basil plant. And three animals. And a boyfriend. And two jobs. Let me tell you, that […]