Recipe #12 Harissa chicken traybake

We fell in love with Middle Eastern food in Paris… We fell in love with everything food in Paris!!! Our son Brandon lived in France for 4 months and insisted that when we went to Paris that we sample this amazing cuisine!! Since Brandon shares a love of good food and cooking with us weContinue reading “Recipe #12 Harissa chicken traybake”

Recipe #11 Grilled Chicken Involtini

Cooking and family… there are a lot of parallels. It gets messy, sometimes you burn dinner because you get distracted, or you misread a recipe and it fails.  But on the whole, you do your best, you love creating, you laugh and sometimes cry from mistakes made, you clean up together and you make beautiful mealsContinue reading “Recipe #11 Grilled Chicken Involtini”

Recipe #9 & 10 GF Chinese Dumplings with pork filling and GF Beef Lo Mein

Mark and I love working with these two… it’s not very often that a husband and wife can work together so well but even more special that 2 couples can all work together so well and in harmony (mostly 😋). We have all learned from each other over the years… Mark and I have learnedContinue reading “Recipe #9 & 10 GF Chinese Dumplings with pork filling and GF Beef Lo Mein”

Recipe #8 Day 2 of the Gnocchi Adventure

We did it!!  Round number 2 of gnocchi was a success!!  We love this quote from a super cheesy rom-com we watched, Little Italy.  In the scene a Nonno is cooking with his grandson (or maybe it was the Nonna and her granddaughter) it doesn’t really matter, the point is it was a kitchen chatContinue reading “Recipe #8 Day 2 of the Gnocchi Adventure”

Recipe #7 Pasta e fagiole

A few years ago Mark and I discovered that we much prefer to have people over to cook with us rather than for us to cook for them. It relieved all the pressure I put on myself to have everything done, cleaned up, presented and perfect before everyone arrived.  The mess is made together, theContinue reading “Recipe #7 Pasta e fagiole”

Recipe #6 One-pan huevos rancheros

6 recipes down 100 to go. We love breakfast!! One of our favourite things, no matter where we are in the world, is leisurely mornings having coffee and making breakfast together. So we decided to try a new breakfast recipe. We liked this recipe but would make a few adjustments next time. The potatoes didn’tContinue reading “Recipe #6 One-pan huevos rancheros”

Recipe #5 Orange Chiffon

Orange Chiffon was a cake my Gramma used to make every year for my Dad and his twin sister’s birthday. I still remember those cakes and the celebrations that went with them.  My Gramma passed when we (the grandkids) were young tweens and teens, things shifted a bit in our family there were certainly noContinue reading “Recipe #5 Orange Chiffon”

Recipe #4 Eggplant Parmesan

I have eaten Eggplant Parmesan 2 times in my life. The first time a neighbour made it for me and I politely choked it down. The second time was when Mark and I were in Positano we stayed at a little B&B with amazing views of the Amalfi Coast called Momma Rosa. Upon request “mommaContinue reading “Recipe #4 Eggplant Parmesan”