Special Occasions

MARRON GLACE

MARRON GLACE

The first time I had marron glace (candied chestnuts in french) was as a spread in a crepe in Paris. I was hooked, it was my favourite thing. Whenever I got waffles or crepes, I would get it with marron spread on it. Then I […]

SPICED ICED TEA

SPICED ICED TEA

This is by far my favourite iced tea. It’s almost like to dessert. It’s sweet and creamy with all these wonderful spices infused into it. I look forward to making this in the summer, but can be savoured anytime of the year.

DULCE DE LECHE

DULCE DE LECHE

We all know and have tasted dulce de leche, but do you know what it is and how it’s made? I think people think it’s a product that has to be bought, but the truth is that dulce de leche is caramelised condensed milk and […]

BUTTERNUT SQUASH WITH CHERRIES & PISTACHIOS

BUTTERNUT SQUASH WITH CHERRIES & PISTACHIOS

This is a great dish to serve when the weather starts getting cold. It’s hearty and flavourful. It can be a side to a roast chicken or served as a main for a vegetarian dish.

ASADA FRIES

ASADA FRIES

I first had this dish at a restaurant. It was very tasty but I felt I could make it better. It was a big bed a fries with small amounts of toppings and a few pieces of steak which had to be cut up. I […]

MUHAMMARA

MUHAMMARA

When I was visiting turkey this spread was always offered as an appetizer with bread. It was my favourite. I had no idea what it was or what was even it in. All I knew is that it tasted delicious. I’ve seen this made to […]

RASPBERRY MINT MOSCATO COCKTAIL

RASPBERRY MINT MOSCATO COCKTAIL

I first made this as the signature cocktail at my cousin’s bachelorette party. It was a mix of a cocktail and dessert and looked really pretty. Everyone loved it.

BANANA WALNUT MUFFINS

BANANA WALNUT MUFFINS

I feel like everyone should have a banana muffin recipe. Whether it’s passed down from your grandmother or you saw something on the food network. It’s one of those recipes that you keep with you and can create over and over again. I always have […]

CUCUMBER & SALMON BITES

CUCUMBER & SALMON BITES

Anyone who knows me knows I hate cucumbers. You will rarely find a recipe of mine that includes it. I won’t even try to make something with cucumbers. So how did this come about? My friends and I had a ladies luncheon and one of […]

CHIMICHURRI

CHIMICHURRI

In the summer I like to grill and this is my favourite accompaniment to whatever I’m grilling.  I make a big batch of it and keep it in the fridge almost every week during the summer. My favourite is to spoon it over grilled beef […]