Tag: entertaining

CHEESE-WHEEL WEDDING CAKE

CHEESE-WHEEL WEDDING CAKE

  My friend got married last summer and her menu included an amazing chocolate dessert so she didn’t want a wedding cake… but wanted a wedding cake. She decided to make her wedding cake a cheese course for the end of the night instead of […]

PROSCIUTTO RADICCHIO TOAST

PROSCIUTTO RADICCHIO TOAST

  This recipe was inspired by my bad restaurant experience. I still wanted to try the toasts so I decided to make it myself. These are perfect for a weekend brunch. They’re so easy to make and are delicious. 2 slices organic rye bread 1 […]

KALE CHICKPEA SALAD

KALE CHICKPEA SALAD

  There is a restaurant in Toronto called GUSTO 101. They have this kale salad that is absolutely amazing. It’s one of their signature dishes. Their Cavolo Nero has kale, currants, pine nuts, pecorino, and a lemon vinaigrette. Every time I go there I order […]

FROZEN BERRIES WITH ICE WINE CHOCOLATE

FROZEN BERRIES WITH ICE WINE CHOCOLATE

  The first time I had frozen berries with white hot chocolate was in NYC with my Swedish friends. It was New Years Eve and we were at this Swedish restaurant. When they told me it’s berries and white chocolate I wasn’t overly impressed. But […]

CITRUS HERB ROASTED CHICKEN

CITRUS HERB ROASTED CHICKEN

  My friend Jessica and I have a birthday tradition. Every year for our birthdays we make each other dinner. Given that Jessica and I are both foodies these aren’t your average dinners. Last year Jessica made me homemade ravioli and she always has the […]

CROUTON SALAD WITH ROASTED BRUSSELS SPROUTS

CROUTON SALAD WITH ROASTED BRUSSELS SPROUTS

  This is the salad I made to accompany the Citrus Herb Chicken for my friend’s birthday dinner. It’s light but filling and was a great side for this summer meal. Croutons: 1/2 a loaf of rosemary bread, cut into 1/2-inch cubes Olive oil, for […]

RASPBERRY ROSE ICE CREAM

RASPBERRY ROSE ICE CREAM

  I went to a gala and they were serving raspberry rose gelato. It was amazing and of course the first thing that came to my mind was that I have to make this at home. I used my quick no-churn ice cream base and […]

GRILLED CHEESE WITH BRIE AND PASSIONFRUIT JAM

GRILLED CHEESE WITH BRIE AND PASSIONFRUIT JAM

  I made these for my cousin Danielle’s bachelorette party and they were a hit. I got two marriage proposals that night because of them. And people were still talking about them for a week after. When entertaining, taking something simple and making it special […]

PUMPKIN GINGER SPICE ICE BOX CAKE

PUMPKIN GINGER SPICE ICE BOX CAKE

  My cousin hosted Thanksgiving this year so my only task was to make dessert. Instead of doing some sort of pie, I wanted to try something different. Pumpkin is the preferred flavour for desserts this time of year, so I made an icebox cake. […]

ORZO FRITTATA WITH SMOKED TURKEY

ORZO FRITTATA WITH SMOKED TURKEY

  I’m always looking for quick and easy lunch options that are tasty, carry well and can be eaten at room temperature – and of course healthy. This frittata meets all the requirements. I make a dish of this on sunday and portion it out. […]