Tag: summer

COCONUT PINEAPPLE UPSIDE DOWN CAKE

COCONUT PINEAPPLE UPSIDE DOWN CAKE

I have been making this cake for years. I have taken a retro dessert and turned it up a notch with coconut and extra pineapple. It’s also easy to make as you are not making the cake from scratch. I like to make this in […]

BROCCOLINI LENTIL SALAD

BROCCOLINI LENTIL SALAD

I love beluga lentils, and I love broccolini. Put those two together and scatter with chilies and I’m happy. I made this for my friend’s birthday. She has become a vegan so my challenge this year was to make an exciting, interesting, and delicious dinner. […]

FRITTO MISTO WITH LEMON ROSEMARY DIP

FRITTO MISTO WITH LEMON ROSEMARY DIP

This is such a beautiful dish, and very flavourful. Veggies fried in rosemary oil with a lemon rosemary mayo is a great dish to enjoy in the summer. You can use all sorts of vegetables, but I really like the zucchinis and cauliflower. The chickpeas […]

PASTA VONGOLE

PASTA VONGOLE

One of my fondest food memories is from my travels to the Amalfi Coast. The one dish everyone was telling me I had to try was pasta vongle – pasta with clams. I had it a few times when I was there and at one […]

LIMONCELLO COOKIES

LIMONCELLO COOKIES

These cookies are a cross between a cake and a cookie. They are soft and chewy. The yogurt is what gives them their texture and balances the sweetness from the limoncello. They are lovely on their own as they are slightly sweet, but with the […]

ROSEMARY LIMONCELLO SPRITZER

ROSEMARY LIMONCELLO SPRITZER

One of my favourite things to do is add herbal infusions into my cocktails. Last summer I went to Capri and they have this drink you can get all over the island. It was limoncello and soda water over ice. It was a nice refreshing […]

LEMON SODA

LEMON SODA

I was a big soda drinker a few years back. I sadly admit I was drinking at least one diet soda a day. Back then, I thought if it were calorie-free or sugar-free then it was fine. I now know better and if I’m going […]

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 it. […]

GREEN TEA ICE CREAM

GREEN TEA ICE CREAM

I love ice cream, good ice cream that is. In the grocery store I find that Häagan daz is my favourite but we don’t get that many flavours or the new flavours. One of my favourites from them was the green tea vanilla honey. They […]

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 best […]