Soup for the Soul

Butternut Squash Soup – to puree, I simply blend with my Vitamix, in several batches, then redistribute into a pot. On this particular day, I made 12 quarts – I made to share with friends. I ladle into casserole dishes as such, and when cooled, I put on the lid and store in freezer. When Read More

Charmoula Chicken

This is the second dish I made in my crockpot.  And I have to say, it is one of my favourites.  I’ll tell you a funny story.  I was anti-crockpot for many, many years.  Never wanted one, never was curious about them, ever! One Christmas, my BIL and SIL bought one for us.  I have Read More

Strata

I first stared strata in the face at a hotel brunch, and said “What’s so special about that dish?” That’s exactly it, nothing. It’s a casserole, or a mix of ingredients, that can be found in breakfast dishes or quiches. The main events are bread cubes, eggs, and cheese. For years, I have seen this Read More

Making Sushi at Home

I’ve been romanced by sushi for as long as I can remember. In fact, I believe I first tried sushi after frequenting sushi bars solely for raw oysters! Yes, raw oysters. My partner-in-crime and I could not wait until we were old enough to drink sake and enjoy raw oysters on the half shell! I Read More